If you download and use the backgrounds please leave a comment. I’d love to know what people think of them or what could be improved!
Movies - original by Jean-Luc ST-Hilaire (clasixart) of Quebec, Canada.
TV Shows - original by Miroslav Sárička (v_hujer) of Prievidza, Slovakia.
Videos - original obtained from skunkmonkee.
Pictures - original by Piotr Lewandowski ** (LeWy2005) of Gdynia, Pomorskie, Poland.
Music - original by Bart Noszka (noszki) of Dabrowa, Slaskie, Poland.
Play Disc - original obtained from skunkmonkee.
Games - original by Stephen Davies (steved_np3) of the UK.
Arcade - original by Sas Van Veen (xtrapink) of the Netherlands.
Apps - original by Brian Lary (blary54) of the United States.
Weather - original by G Schouten de Jel (gabriel77) of Den Haag, Z-H, Netherlands.
Settings - original obtained from skunkmonkee.
The backgrounds are all 720p BMP images so will work with both original XBox hardware and Linux/Windows HTPC solutions without any rescaling.
Most of the images in the Photeon series of backgrounds were obtained from stock.xchng, a free stock photo site, and then modified as necessary by David Teirney.
Images remain protected by the original terms and conditions of stock.xchng. Please respect the original license conditions as also noted in the enclosed
Changes from 1.1
- Desaturated all the images so they are black in white, as in the 1.0 release. Let the media art shine, not the backgrounds.
- Fixed the color speckled area in the background of the “Music” image.
- Changed the “Play Disc” image.
- Changed the “Settings” image.
- Changed the “Videos” image.
- Removed the “Clips” images.
- Removed the “Extras” images.
Download the photeon-backgrounds-1.2.zip file (9.6 MB) and follow the instructions within the enclosed
The download is hosted by Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) so tell all your friends as it’s hardly costing anything to host and share this with everyone.