Version 1.2 Photoeon Backgrounds Available for XBMC Media Center

January 4, 2011

After several hundred downloads of version 1.1 of the Photeon (Photo + AEON) backdrops/backgrounds for XBMC Media Center a more subdued version 1.2 is now available for download.

Download Photeon Backgrounds version 1.2

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 1.2 Movies XBMC Media Center sample

TV Shows - original by Miroslav Sárička (v_hujer) of Prievidza, Slovakia. Photeon 1.2 TV Shows XBMC Media Center sample

Videos - original obtained from skunkmonkee. Photeon 1.2 Videos 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 1.2 Music XBMC Media Center sample

Play Disc - original obtained from skunkmonkee. Photeon 1.2 Play Disk XBMC Media Center sample

Games - original by Stephen Davies (steved_np3) of the UK. Photeon 1.2 Games XBMC Media Center sample

Arcade - original by Sas Van Veen (xtrapink) of the Netherlands. Photeon 1.2 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 1.2 Weather XBMC Media Center sample

Settings - original obtained from skunkmonkee. Photeon Settings 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.

Most of the 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. 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 1.1

  • Desaturated all the images so they are black in white, as in the 1.0 release. Let the media art shine, not the backgrounds.
  • Fixed the color speckled area in the background of the “Music” image.
  • Changed the “Play Disc” image.
  • Changed the “Settings” image.
  • Changed the “Videos” image.
  • Removed the “Clips” images.
  • Removed the “Extras” images.


Download the file (9.6 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.

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