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Meet the design-oriented lens, Unity Graphic Design lens (Ubuntu 11.10 & 12.04)

Unity Graphic Design lens

In the past months, lots of new lenses have emerged, inheriting a common quality, specialized in usual tasks.

On the other hand, Unity Graphic Design lens is a specialized tool, aimed towards designers, acting as a global place that can easily offer various resources needed for design, all in the comfort of the Dash.

The lens comes with four scopes:

  • Designs gather data from Dribbble, website also known as Twitter for designers (here you can abundantly find various images suited for a wide range of tastes and needs)
  • Palettes, 1-click adds color pallets to GIMP/Inkscape
  • Icons opens the vast iconfinder's icon collection
    to get an icon, click on it (it will open in your default web-browser)

    then, Save as
  • Brushes scope brings deviantart into the lens

How do we install Unity Graphic Design lens 0.1?
Add the following official PPA (Oneiric, Precise)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:scopes-packagers/ppa

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unity-lens-graphicdesign unity-scope-colourlovers unity-scope-deviantart unity-scope-dribbble unity-scope-iconfinder

Then, reboot your computer.

Worth mentioning
when you browse various items in the lens, clicking the See x more results will expose a More results button (clicking on it will add more and more items in that particular scope).

Bugs can be reported on https://bugs.launchpad.net/onehundredscopes by adding the name of the scope/lens in square brackets (like, for instance [graphicdesign]) in front of your bug report.