GDM themes/face browser

Máirín Duffy duffy at
Fri Jan 12 15:17:03 UTC 2007

Nicu Buculei wrote:
> Máirín Duffy wrote:
>> 'Standard image size: 48×48 or 64×64 – currently undecided'
>> Maybe it should be the same size as some of the avatars or buddy icons 
>> that are already in wide use today? E.g. livejournal avatars are 
>> 100x100 and aim buddy icons are 50x50. There's already a lot of these 
>> icons that are easily available for users to add in for themselves.
> I think this pretty much depend on how we want the GDM screen to look. 
> And for our large screens I think 50x50 is to low. Depending on the 
> layout, even 100x100 may be low.
> I *think* the largest size for a buddy icon in Gaim is 96x96 (gaim 2.0, 
> conversation window).

Yeh, I'm just thinking about all those sites like that 
have tons and tons of the 50x50 icons for people to use - even sometimes 
places release official buddy icons for their movies, TV series, or 
music albums (snakes on a plane and battlestar galactica official buddy 
icons are a couple examples)

If the technical max is 128x128 maybe 100x100 is a good size because 
there are also a ton of icons available at that size already (See

I guess my point is rather than trying to set a new standard, maybe go 
with one that's already out there and gives folks a LOT more choices.


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