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Bug 313387 - Add stock items for rotate flip
Add stock items for rotate flip
Product: adwaita-icon-theme
Classification: Core
Component: general
Other Linux
: High enhancement
: ---
Assigned To: Jakub Steiner
Jakub Steiner
Depends on:
Blocks: 305823 339480
Reported: 2005-08-13 12:28 UTC by Jaap A. Haitsma
Modified: 2006-10-11 16:02 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: Unversioned Enhancement

rotate_flip_icons.tar.gz (3.91 KB, application/x-compressed-tar)
2005-08-13 12:33 UTC, Jaap A. Haitsma
suggested icons (13.26 KB, application/x-gzip)
2006-06-28 12:50 UTC, Andreas Nilsson
SVG icon for rotate left (chocolate taste) (7.35 KB, image/svg+xml)
2006-09-15 08:39 UTC, Luca Ferretti
Just like the previous one, but for object-rotate-right named icon (9.43 KB, image/svg+xml)
2006-09-15 08:39 UTC, Luca Ferretti
Another shape for rotate icons (12.13 KB, image/png)
2006-09-26 16:34 UTC, Luca Ferretti

Description Jaap A. Haitsma 2005-08-13 12:28:59 UTC
This would be handy for all kind of image viewers such as eog/gthumb/f-spot
Comment 1 Jaap A. Haitsma 2005-08-13 12:33:52 UTC
Created attachment 50645 [details]

The tar ball contains the flip / rotate icons from eog and two 24x24 versions
of the rotate left and right icons which were made by me
Comment 2 Chris Scobell 2005-08-19 14:00:42 UTC
Setting as an enhancement.
Comment 3 Jaap A. Haitsma 2005-09-11 11:43:17 UTC
Moving this to gnome-icon-theme. It has already stock icons for images. So this
would be a nice addition
Comment 4 Jaap A. Haitsma 2005-10-30 10:15:37 UTC
Could somebody take a look at the icons in the attachment and decide if they can
be added to the gnome-icon-theme.

Comment 5 Jakub Steiner 2005-10-31 08:41:04 UTC
the 24x24 versions need a little touch up. The rounding is quite jaggy.
Otherwise it's a decent action icon to have in gnome icon theme, rodney?
Comment 6 Jaap A. Haitsma 2005-11-20 18:14:25 UTC
I know you guys are probably busy with Tango, but eog is really starting to
rock. Would be a shame that the blurry rotate icons would remain in GNOME 2.14.
Comment 7 Jakub Steiner 2005-11-21 17:38:28 UTC
If anybody want to step in and commit the icons that f-spot ships to
gnome-icon-theme, feel free.
Comment 8 Rodney Dawes 2005-11-21 19:17:32 UTC
Sorry. I think we should avoid committing new things that don't follow the
naming spec. We need to look over this, decide on proper names, put them in the
spec (if they aren't already), and then commit them with those names, I think.
Comment 9 Jaap A. Haitsma 2005-11-21 21:00:05 UTC
They are not in the spec yet. What about?

Comment 10 Jaap A. Haitsma 2006-03-25 15:58:06 UTC

Are you planning on adding rotate-right, rotate-left and flip icons to the icon spec in the 2.15 time frame??

It would be a shame that eog would ship yet another release with very fuzzy icons :-(

Comment 11 Nickolay V. Shmyrev 2006-05-27 10:34:06 UTC
Ping. This is really important bug for many apps.
Comment 12 Andreas Nilsson 2006-06-28 12:50:24 UTC
Created attachment 68119 [details]
suggested icons

On Lucas request I did the icons. Thoumas suggested that I should use a similar metaphor as Picassa uses, as those are quite clear.
Comment 14 Andreas Nilsson 2006-07-30 23:04:21 UTC
Jakub; ok, I'm not sure I agree with you. However, I do trust you and your judgement, so anyone responsible for this, please put Jakubs icons in.
The question remains though if these should be shipped with the application or put in the icon set(s).
Comment 15 Jaap A. Haitsma 2006-07-31 19:13:42 UTC
I'd vote for putting them in an icon set. Rotating is quite common in applications. To name a some


Comment 16 Jaap A. Haitsma 2006-08-02 19:03:41 UTC

Since you resolved the bug which requests that rotate-right and rotate-left are added to the spec can you put the icons of Jakub in the gnome-icon-theme and the tango theme.
I´d also vote for adding the flip icons to the spec and to the themes
Comment 17 Rodney Dawes 2006-08-02 19:33:25 UTC
The flip icons are also in the spec. Jakub can put his icons in g-i-t when he finishes up all the sizes. I don't see any particular need to add them to tango-icon-theme though.
Comment 18 Jaap A. Haitsma 2006-09-03 11:29:44 UTC
(In reply to comment #17)
> The flip icons are also in the spec. Jakub can put his icons in g-i-t when he
> finishes up all the sizes. I don't see any particular need to add them to
> tango-icon-theme though.
Why wouldn't you want to add them to the tango-icon-theme? The icons are part of the spec right? Why shouldn't the tango-icon-theme cover them?
Comment 19 Rodney Dawes 2006-09-04 22:49:03 UTC
We can't have the same icons in both themes. Tango can cover them sure, but this bug is against gnome-icon-theme, not Tango. The icons must be different between the two themes. The latter's bugzilla is at and not here. If you want icons in tango-icon-theme for these actions, feel free to file a separate bug there.
Comment 20 Luca Ferretti 2006-09-15 08:31:33 UTC
(In reply to comment #13)
> I wouldn't do 270 degree arrows, but rather 90 degree ones like in gimp - 
> for flip I'd probably not do the gimp's flip tool, but a simple arrow as well:

Jakub, please don't add other blue icons (see bug 348407). Something chocolate like the F-Spot rotate icons is good, IHMO. Whe should also avoid green and yellow 'cause those are often used in undo/redo icons. 
Comment 21 Luca Ferretti 2006-09-15 08:39:12 UTC
Created attachment 72842 [details]
SVG icon for rotate left (chocolate taste)

A chocolate colored SVG icon, as the current one in F-Spot, but using the shape that Jakub suggested for GIMP-Tango. Feel free to use, edit and commit (it's LGPL)
Comment 22 Luca Ferretti 2006-09-15 08:39:55 UTC
Created attachment 72843 [details]
Just like the previous one, but for object-rotate-right named icon
Comment 23 Michael Monreal 2006-09-26 12:25:45 UTC
Just wanted to make you aware of bug 355257. F-spot wants to use more themable icons and those rotate icons would be nice to have.
Comment 24 Luca Ferretti 2006-09-26 16:34:31 UTC
Created attachment 73443 [details]
Another shape for rotate icons

To avod "shape collision" with edit-undo|redo icons, here is another point of view for rotate actions.

Those icons are in Office Base Kit from (
Comment 25 Michael Monreal 2006-09-30 10:29:44 UTC
Have a look at those icons from Lapo:

They are really nice IMHO.
Comment 26 Jakub Steiner 2006-10-02 21:03:08 UTC
I like what Lapo has created. I vote for the orange version as it's not used too often.
Comment 27 Jakub Steiner 2006-10-11 16:02:17 UTC
Commited Lapo's icons to gnome-icon-theme