Tuesday, December 11, 2012

iTunes 11 and Colors

Wade Cosgrove:

iTunes 11 is a radical departure from previous versions, nothing illustrates this more than the new album display mode. The headlining feature of this display is the new view style that visually matches the track listing to the album’s cover art. The result is an attractive display of textual information that seamlessly integrates with the album’s artwork.

After using iTunes for a day I wondered just how hard it would be to mimic this functionality — use a source image to create a themed image/text display.

I like this feature in iTunes 11, but I have it turned off because too often it chooses colors without enough contrast, making the text difficult to read.

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