Version 1.1 Photeon backgrounds for XBMC AEON skin released

After several hundred downloads of version 1.0 of the Photeon (Photo + AEON) backdrops/backgrounds for the XBMC Media Center AEON skin, a bigger, better, brighter version 1.1 is now available for download.

Download Photeon Backgrounds version 1.1

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.
Photeon Movies XBMC Media Center sample

TV Shows - original by Miroslav Sárička (v_hujer) of Prievidza, Slovakia.
Photeon TV Shows XBMC Media Center sample

Clips - original by Melanie Kuipers ** (yum) of Germany.
Photeon Clips XBMC Media Center sample

Pictures - original by Piotr Lewandowski ** (LeWy2005) of Gdynia, Pomorskie, Poland.
Photeon Pictures XBMC Media Center sample

Music - original by Bart Noszka (noszki) of Dabrowa, Slaskie, Poland.
Photeon Music XBMC Media Center sample

Games - original by Stephen Davies (steved_np3) of the UK.
Photeon Games XBMC Media Center sample

Arcade - original by Sas Van Veen ** (xtrapink) of the Netherlands.
Photeon Arcade XBMC Media Center sample

Apps - original by Brian Lary (blary54) of the United States.
Photeon Apps XBMC Media Center sample

Weather - original by G Schouten de Jel (gabriel77) of Den Haag, Z-H, Netherlands.
Photeon Weather XBMC Media Center sample

Settings - original by Giovanni Miniato (desmox) of Italy.
Photeon Settings XBMC Media Center sample

Extras - originals by GLS (glspro5) of Argentina, and Laura Shreck (Columbine) of the United States.
Photeon Extras XBMC Media Center sample

Photeon Extras XBMC Media Center sample

The backgrounds are all 720p BMP images so will work with both original XBox hardware and Linux/Windows HTPC solutions without any rescaling.

Legal Stuff

All 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.

All images remain protected by the original terms and conditions of stock.xchng. Please respect the original license conditions as also noted in the enclosed License.txt file.

Changes from 1.0

  • Added “Apps” image.
  • Added “Arcade” image.
  • Added “Clips” image.
  • Added “Extras” images.
  • Added “Games” image.
  • Changed “Settings” image.
  • Removed the “TV Shows” image and replaced with the old “Live TV” image.
  • Repositioned the existing version 1.0 images to better work with the Showcase view and the AEON menu bar.
  • Cleaned the close-up images to remove unsightly artifacts like small hairs and other imperfections that were blatantly obvious when blown up to 46+ inches on an HD TV.
  • Altered the color curves for most images so they are more consistent across the set of images.

Installation

Download the photeon-backgrounds-1.1.zip file (18.2 MB) and follow the instructions within the enclosed Readme.txt file.

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.

5 Responses to “Version 1.1 Photeon backgrounds for XBMC AEON skin released”

  1. kobe says:

    Really nice work.Keep it up =)

  2. mike says:

    thanx for the great pics!!

  3. If the Amazon S3 account activity is accurate over 500 people have now downloaded either the version 1.0 or version 1.1 Photeon backdrops for XBMC.

    Maybe these comments are too hard for people to find. Time for a new Wordpress theme…this one is getting a bit old anyway.

  4. Mike says:

    Nice pics.. will try them on my xbox/xbmc.

  5. Bojan says:

    thanks for these, they are beautiful. =]