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.
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.
Clips - original by Melanie Kuipers ** (yum) of Germany.
Pictures - original by Piotr Lewandowski ** (LeWy2005) of Gdynia, Pomorskie, Poland.
Music - original by Bart Noszka (noszki) of Dabrowa, Slaskie, Poland.
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 by Giovanni Miniato (desmox) of Italy.
The backgrounds are all 720p BMP images so will work with both original XBox hardware and Linux/Windows HTPC solutions without any rescaling.
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
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.
Download the photeon-backgrounds-1.1.zip file (18.2 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.