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  • PhotoPro has been discontinued
  • Developer
    Palli Svansson
PhotoPro is a dark minimalistic theme with semi-tranparent menus - by Martin Ottosson and Palli Svansson. Icons by Laurent Baumann, modded by Palli Svansson.

Includes: Photopro guikit. Instructions. Icon packages.

Themed apps: Safari, Camino, Mail, iChat, iTunes, iCal, Quicktime player, VLC, DVD Player, Toast Titanium and Garageband.
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • Update: Better unified windows, various other small fixes and some new icons, mostly file icons.
Version 1.4:
  • Update: DVD Player themed. iTunes 7.0.1 skin updated for use with 10.4.8 and Shapeshifter 2.4b4.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, ShapeShifter 2.4

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ver. 1.x:
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mikenew tipped on 11 Apr 2007
Here's the Greasemonkey script to correct the white text on html form buttons on sites such as Gmail, Google Calendar, del.icio.us, etc.

restorebuttonlabels-photopro.user.js

It should work on any sites that insert html via javascript, i.e., any sites that don't respond to the userContent.css mod listed below.

The script corrects Gmail, Google Calendar and del.icio.us out of the box -- for other sites, just add them to the Included Pages list within Greasemonkey.
[Version 1.5]


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vernies_garden commented on 29 Mar 2007
Is there a possibly that you could release a standalone GUI for garageband, I'm really fond of the look it has... well it could be a tad clearer, such as making the sliders and such easier to see.
[Version 1.5]


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pixelpirate commented on 23 Mar 2007
MIKENEW thanks for that bit of info about the writting being white because that was realy bugging me, please post the link to the greasemonkey script asap that would be great.

thanks again
[Version 1.5]


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Mathias-Rhein reviewed on 13 Mar 2007
Found this while searchig for a dark translucent theme ("dark glass" ... it really is matching what I was searching for....
This skin is amazingly simple and on its own focusing the concentration through its subtle darkness. Also the only dark theme that is "bearable" over longer periods of time- I believe the only thing beating this is going to be Leopard, that is, MAYBE ;-)...
Had some issues with the menu points being all dark while I am using a dark background as well... didn't quite work out the help the author seems to proivide for this issue in the theme- but I can live with that... there are no MAJOR glitches like in all the other dark apps...

thanks!
[Version 1.5]


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mikenew reviewed on 08 Mar 2007
PhotoPro is the antithesis of UI chrome -- you only see it when you need it. Very easy on the eyes, yet very strong with its sharp, squared edges.

I'm with Philsh here, in that PhotoPro is the best dark theme. All others tend to clash with the environment like a poorly matched outfit. This is the first dark skin that I can keep installed. It feels native.


Minor issues:

1) Firefox doesn't use Cocoa-style buttons, but for some reason inherits the text color. This leads to white text on gray buttons that's almost unintelligible. This can be fixed by adding the following line to userContent.css:

input{ color: #333; }

This doesn't fix the color on buttons added via javascript, for sites such as gmail, del.icio.us, and others. I created a greasemonkey script that takes care of this, and will post a link here for when I find a place to host it.

I don't think this is something Palli Svansson can fix, since it's more of a Firefox-Cocoa issue.

2) The slider is missing from the built-in OSX color picker, used for various programs such as Adobe Fireworks 8, and many other programs for selecting foreground and background colors.

Despite these two issues, one of which I was able to correct, PhotoPro has become an indispensable part of my OSX environment. Thanks Palli!
[Version 1.5]


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philsh reviewed on 01 Oct 2006
This is definitely my favourite theme. I've used it since it came out because it's the best dark theme out there.
Other dark themes have some gui problems, but I've not encountered any with PhotoPro. Plus, the developer updates his theme immediately whenever there's an Apple update that effects its performance.
Excellent work!
[Version 1.4]


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zeddy commented on 18 Aug 2006
This is one of the most perfect themes...exactly what i am looking for...dark, futuristic, reminds me of Next theme.
[Version 1.2]


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JaegerAA had trouble on 25 Nov 2007
I have the same issue it sucks because it was my favorite theme. I should have never upgraded.
[Version 1.5]


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absenter had trouble on 23 Nov 2007
Since updating OS X to v10.4.11 (iTunes v7.5(19)), Photo Pro 1.5 cannot be applied. The error message I get is: 'ShapeShifter could not create a cache file at the path "[USER_DIR]/Library/Caches/ShapeShifter/Mods/7A6B1D9A-E99D-4A8B-B666-4035326662B2/Themes/PhotoPro-translucent/com.apple.iTunes_iTunes_5003.rsrc" because an unspecified error occurred.' All other themes I've tried can be applied successfully. I've attempted excluding iTunes in ShapeShifter before applying, but I acheive the same results. Anyone else with similar issues, or a fix?
[Version 1.5]

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dante1457 commented on 08 Feb 2008
I am having the same problem with the itunes.rsrc thing. i appzapped itunes and it pretends to appy with no errors, but nothing happens and it says that my mods were applied. the only one that works is the xtras menu fix, but thats not a theme....T_T
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chunkypunkyboy had trouble on 17 Mar 2007
i'm still trying to fix the issues with the transparency of the icons in the menu bar. i followed the instructions included with the theme, but i don't quite understand how to "quit" the volume slider or wifi signal strength indicator. i tried removing them from the dock through their individual preference panes but when i put them back they still refused to work.

the theme looks really good, but i'm just a tiny bit frustrated with trying to fix these icons.
[Version 1.5]


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skilter had trouble on 09 Oct 2006
well i just re-installed shapeshifter tonight and tried to install and run this gui but everytime i have tried (i have restarted and logged out twice already) i get an alert saying this: The mod at "PhotoPro1.4" cannot be used because the guiKit file is too new to read.

i thought, ok maybe this was an update, but from the comments i see everyone else seems to have no problem, what should i do?
[Version 1.4]

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(developer) replied on 12 Oct 2006
Check out the requirements above and the link to Shapeshifter beta
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m30318 had trouble on 02 Oct 2006
How do I bring things back to defults. I unstalled shapeshifter, and deleted the photopro folder and i still get the same theme!
[Version 1.4]


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xom had trouble on 30 Sep 2006
The new iTunes 7.0.1 (7) doesn't get skinned. Not sure this is a Shapeshifter things since my other skins work on iTunes. Very nice theme!! I want to use it so bad.. please fix! _
[Version 1.3.1]


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oscarito had trouble on 19 Aug 2006
very nice transparent fx, BUT on a macbook with shapeshifter-24b3 beta, when I'm in an app, say firefox, and I clik on any firefox menu on top of screen, say Files, I switch to the finder Menus almost 3 times out of 4 !!! very irritating...is this a bug or what ???
[Version 1.2]

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(developer) replied on 20 Aug 2006
This sounds like you did not relaunch the Finder as the last step like it says in the instructions. That leaves you with a 100% transparent menu and yes, you will click right through it.
So please follow the instructions carefully.
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oscarito commented on 20 Aug 2006
I actually did relaunch the fider after applying theme.

the problem was elsewhere : I use the theme in conjunction with "set alpha value" from parrot software to make app windows transparent. Certains settings of "set alpha value" for windows transparency just don't get along with theme.

works ok now, thanks for help
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Version Downloads:8,683
Type:Utilities : ShapeShifter
License:Free
Date:27 Feb 2007
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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PhotoPro is a dark minimalistic theme with semi-tranparent menus - by Martin Ottosson and Palli Svansson. Icons by Laurent Baumann, modded by Palli Svansson.

Includes: Photopro guikit. Instructions. Icon packages.

Themed apps: Safari, Camino, Mail, iChat, iTunes, iCal, Quicktime player, VLC, DVD Player, Toast Titanium and Garageband.


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