Themes for 64bit GIMP on Windows.
It was wise to begin a new thread on this particular subject, following the interest from here:
The good news is that I've managed to get a total of 55 themes (!!!) on GIMP x64 running on my Win8.
That thanks to Notecase Pro that also uses gtk themes and is available for 64bit as well.
I did some theme tests in GIMP and all is nice:
Don't forget i'm running this on Win8x64. Works the same in XPx64, Vistax64, Win7x64 as well.
Clearlooks and others on Windows!
For 32bit GIMP it was easier to get the files:
GIMPER.NET - The GIMP Community • View topic - Gimp Themes v1.0 for Windows
But for 64bit we don't have this but still, we can have themes and can those are to be selected manually.
The most complete 64bit GIMP (v. 2.8.14) I have is here: link.
This is one of Partha's builds but I've added the mentioned themes above + a few extras.
I hope the link works since that GIMP is already themed and has some useful extra plugins included.
To add themes to your own GIMP install (64bit) you will need to place some files in a few folders:
..\GIMP-2.8\lib\gtk-2.0\2.10.0\engines (here you add the theme engines: dll's found in previous links)
..\GIMP-2.8\share\themes (here you need the theme settings files, get them from here or the first two links)
Regarding the already-themed GIMP:
You can extract the zip and use the program. Placing it in Program Files means the same as installing (except you don't have context menu option only if you install the program first and then replace all files with the ones provided here.
How to change the theme: I've provided a folder called "about-gimp-themes" that illustrates all you need. The Program launcher is in "bin" folder so make shortcuts from there to launch. I'll also provide some info here below.
The difference with the normal version is that this has Aurora Midnight theme as default.
The other themes provided are these:
To use another one, change it (type the name of folder) here:
This is a file in you user folder created by gimp (in folder .gimp-2.8 there is gtkrc) and is checked during the loading of program. Save it and restart GIMP to see the change.
To change the theme:
Edit -> Preferences -> Theme.
Then restart GIMP.
I think this is covered, regarding the use of GIMP themes on Windows, especially x64 which isn't documented online for now.
EDIT: updated to 2.8.10 + added extra x64 plugins.
Fixed Skydrive link.
EDIT2: updated to 2.8.14 + added extra themes and plugins.