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Vadi
January 26th, 2009, 04:50 PM
Hi all,

As you might now, the GScrot (http://gscrot.ubuntu-projekte.de/) screenshot app is undergoing rebranding to be called Shutter (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1030391).

While we're quite happy with the new name, the team does have differences over the logo to use - should we only represent the "shutter" (of a camera), or should the lens be inside it?

The artists point (no lens) is that it is too much detail for the logo, and on small sizes, it wouldn't be noticeable. Also with a reflecting lens, the background needs to be darker to see it, which isn't as good as a transparent one.

I've attached two mock ups, one without the lens and another with a (poorly gimped) lens in it. What do the artistas here think on this matter?

mcduck
January 26th, 2009, 05:12 PM
I like the one without lens better. The lens doesn't really fit the style of the rest of the logo, and I don't think it's even necessary to have anything in the center of the logo.

overlord.gaurav
January 26th, 2009, 05:14 PM
The one without the lens is better!!

Vadi
January 26th, 2009, 05:24 PM
Keep in mind that the one with the lens is a cut&paste mockup though.

overlord.gaurav
January 26th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Keep in mind that the one with the lens is a cut&paste mockup though.

But, I do agree with the artist's word. The lens will not be clearly visible in small sized icons. It'll be pointless to add a lens.

Vadi
January 26th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Ok :)

Sand & Mercury
January 26th, 2009, 07:20 PM
Definitely better without.

Mohamedzv2
January 27th, 2009, 03:03 AM
Better with it imo

kostkon
January 27th, 2009, 03:08 AM
I like it better without.

Sarai the Geek
January 27th, 2009, 03:11 AM
The lens is unnecessary detail... doesn't even look like a lens really and it sort of detracts. I say leave it out. Nice icon otherwise, though. :)

Vadi
January 27th, 2009, 06:01 AM
Ok, thanks all. No lens it is.

alex.rayu
January 27th, 2009, 10:56 AM
Nice logo. No lens rox.

morgengenuss
January 27th, 2009, 02:18 PM
well done.
no lens +1

Frak
January 27th, 2009, 05:49 PM
I'd say with lense, but remove the edging of the lense to make it look like it is actively taking the shot.

rodbotic
January 28th, 2009, 05:47 PM
I like both!!

just wondering the you know the logo is modeled after an aperture in a lens.
the shutter is in camera and is square.

Vadi
January 28th, 2009, 06:56 PM
"oops".

Looks pretty enough anyway, so we'll stick with it ;)

Herrman
January 28th, 2009, 07:06 PM
I like the simplicity of this logo!
As said before, the lens wil make the logo too complex.
Perhaps the lens fits better into the logo when the lens-colours are less bright.
Nice logo ;)

Izek
January 28th, 2009, 07:29 PM
But, I do agree with the artist's word. The lens will not be clearly visible in small sized icons. It'll be pointless to add a lens.

+1 for that