ThemeShooter

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ThemeShooter
General
Author(s)SifJar
TypePC utility
Version2.5
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Source


ThemeShooter is a small application made to allow HBC theme creators to create screenshots of their themes to put on the HBC theme repository here. ThemeShooter is Windows only, however there is a cross-platform, Python based version called ThemeShooterTk and a native Mac OS X version called ThemeShooterX.

Contents

Usage

Very simple. Just run ThemeShooter.exe and click "Browse", then select the theme.zip you want to screen shot. Then click "Make screenshot" and select where to save the screenshot.

If the screenshots the app generates don't have text on them, try right-clicking ThemeShooter.exe and choosing "Run as Administrator". This should only be necessary one time, to install the fonts. On subsequent runs, running normally should suffice.

Images

Screenshot of program

ThemeShooter.png

Sample themeshot

Sample.png

Todo List

  • Add choice of background/background_wide and apps_list/apps_grid
  • Randomize bubbles scaling/rotation
  • Add other screens


Changelog

v2.5

  • Added theme previewing
  • Rejects incorrectly sized images
  • Bubble positioning is now random (don't blame me if they overlap :P)

v2.0

  • Text implemented, including colour read from theme.xml
  • Some positioning made more accurate
  • Improved "the Homebrew Channel" text
  • Missing images replaced with ones from "Dark Waters v2" theme by NeoRame, with exception of background.png, which MUST be present

v1.0

  • Initial release
  • All images implemented, no text


Variants

ThemeShooterTk

ThemeShooterTk
General
Author(s)HoKaze
TypeCross-platform Utility
Version0.11
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Source Included

Description

ThemeShooterTk is a cross-platform, Python based clone of ThemeShooter made by HoKaze.

It can be run on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and most modern Unix-like operating systems so long as the following requirements are met:

  • Python 2.x (Python 2.6 and 2.7 should work fine)
  • Tkinter (should come with python)
  • Python Imaging Library, PIL (Tends to be included with python)
  • PIL: ImageTk Module (on Linux this tends to be kept separate, look for the "python-imaging-tk" package)

What started off as a quick and dirty clone of the original ThemeShooter has since grown and whilst it may be behind the original and ThemeShooterX, it should hopefully suffice for some basic "themeshots." I do intend on continuing to add to it on the rare occasion I have time. Please check the enclosed readme file for further information, bugs and what to look for in the future.

Features

As of version 0.11:

  • Dummy text (with alpha)
  • Theme previews
  • Screenshot generation
  • Replaces missing images (apart from the background) with images from Classic theme, Dark Water v2 theme OR a custom theme of your choice
  • Random bubble placement on both preview and screenshots
  • Beginnings of an application database of sorts (possibly expanded later)
  • Basic configuration file support for program settings (will be expanded later)
  • Simple console output option, for debugging and rough speed checks
  • Cross-platform! (Windows-specific bugs fixed)
  • Less ugly buttons!
  • Bugfixes!
  • Support for both List View and Grid View (4:3 only for now)
  • Resizing and rotating of bubbles (finally!)
  • Preferences program for changing some settings via GUI instead of text files
  • Even more bugfixes!

Images

Screenshot of program

ThemeShooterTk-default.png

Sample themeshot (during preview of List View)

ThemeShooterTk-Preview.png

Screenshot of themeshot (during preview of Grid View)

ThemeShooterTk-Preview2.png

Todo List

  • Better commenting and explanations
  • Try to clean up some of the uglier, hackier code (done, partially, sort of?)
  • Rejection of incorrectly-sized images?
  • Widescreen support?
  • Fix image mask bug with some application images when saving screenshots
  • More bubbles!
  • Less sorcery and arcane rituals invoked by the program...?

Changelog

See README.txt

ThemeShooterX

ThemeShooterX
TSX1.0 Screenshot.png
General
Author(s)Leathl
TypeMac OS X Utility
Version1.1
Links
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Source

Description

ThemeShooterX is a Mac OS X version of ThemeShooter (Universal Binary, 32bit PPC and 32/64bit Intel). I made this when I started to learn coding for Mac and was in lack of ideas for applications. It should run under Leopard and Snow Leopard and might also run under Tiger, but I'm not able to test or ensure that, as I have no machine running Tiger.

There are a few differences to the original application:

  • Each opened theme gets its own window including a preview
  • You can choose 4:3 and 16:9 (widescreen)
  • Preferences (changed preferences only affect new opened windows):
    • Draw a pointer (hand) on Themeshots
    • Draw the description defined in theme.xml on Themeshots
    • Adjustable blur effect on Themeshots to get a TV-like look
    • Use application database (see below)

Application Database

ThemeShooterX contains a database including several applications (name, description, icon). You can add/delete applications to/from the database in the preferences window. If turned on, random applications from the database will be drawn on Themeshots instead of "Lorem Ipsum" text.

Changelog

Version 1.1
  • Allowing zips without theme.xml file
  • Images will be checked for size
  • Warning for wrong sized images via log
  • New preference: Random bubbles (6 - 12 bubbles, random size and position, including collision detection)
  • Added grid-view themeshots

Example Themeshots

List 4:3 List 16:9 Grid 4:3 Grid 16:9
TSX List43.png TSX List169.png TSX Grid43.png TSX Grid169.png

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