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Spotify Skin Gallery

Marco
Community Legend

UPDATE:Since the newest Spotify versions 0.8.8+ the client uses a lot of web-based elements, which I sadly can not change with my methods. That's why I gave up on custom skins. So this here now, is just a gallery of what was possible before. If someone finds out how to change the new elements, feel free to contact me here. 😉

Also you can check out my darker skin for the WebPlayer here.

 

Spotify Client Version 0.8.5.1333:

(works for 0.8.5.1356 too)

 

Light & Bright

Version 0.8.5.1333 Download

 

Artist View.jpg

 

TopList View.jpg

 

Playlist View.jpg

 

 

Dark Blue

Version 0.8.5.1333: Download

 

Artist View.jpg

 

Top Lists View.jpg

 

Playlist View.jpg

 

 

 

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Noble Black:

Version 0.8.5.1333: Download

 

Artist View black.jpg

 

Top Lists.jpg

 

Playlist.jpg

 

 

 

True Green:

 Version 0.8.5.1333: Download

 

Artist View.jpg

 

Top Lists.jpg

 

Playlist.jpg

 

 

 

Spotify Client Version 0.8.8.3xx & 0.8.8.4xx:

Note: A lot of web-based elements got updated with this version that can not be changed e.g. Album/Artist view, playlist header.

(Versions: 0.8.8.347, 0.8.8.348, 0.8.8.349, 0.8.8.450, 0.8.8.454)

 

Light & Bright:

Version 0.8.8.4xx Download

Version 0.8.8.3xx Download

 

Artist view.jpg

 

Top Lists View.jpg

 

Playlist View.jpg

 

 

 

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Noble Black:

Version 0.8.8.3xx Download

 

Artist View.jpg

 

Top Lists View.jpg

 

Playlist View.jpg

 

 

40 Replies

Marco
Community Legend
@AnRchi Glad you like them! Unfortunately those skins dont work anymore. I stopped updating them when Spotify introduced more and more html elements (version 0.9.0+) that sadly cant be changed with this method.

The message you're getting sounds like a new bitmap file cant be loaded because its not inside my changed old resources.zip file.

If I will ever find a way to manipulate the new webbased elements I will start again to create new skins. Meanwhile you can check out my dark webplayer skin from the link in my signature. 😉

halpwr
Music Fan

Hi, it seems these skins are for 32 bit windows, is that correct? do you have something for 64 bit?

Marco
Community Legend

@halpwr wrote:

Hi, it seems these skins are for 32 bit windows, is that correct? do you have something for 64 bit?


No, it works on both 32 and 64 bit. I've got Win 7 Prof. 64 bit and works just fine.

What lets you think that it only works for 32 bit?

halpwr
Music Fan

Hi, thanks for your reply. I'm not sure, but it just seemed like the new skin was a lower resolution than the old skin. Just my thoughts. I'm also using new version 8.8.348, so the menu icons weren't mapped properly.

 

I tried making my own skin, but kind of gave up because I don't have photoshop and it seemed like a legnthy process with not much upside, just a "coolness" factor. Any ideas for me? Do you know if there's a new theme for my version?

Marco
Community Legend

Well I do have skins for 0.8.8 version, you just need to scroll down a bit in the gallery. But you should notice that the white album/artist/search page can not be changed, because they are web-based now and no longer native UI elements.

However the icons should be the same, I didn't change those from my previous versions.

 

And yea, it's only changing colors - so the program stays the same - just the style changes. 😉

Although my light & brigh theme got +1 bigger font size too, so it's also better to read.

halpwr
Music Fan

Thanks, I installed Light and Bright and it works. For some reason it's not as vivid as the original skin, like it just seems a bit blurry. I'm a stickler for design, but otherwise good work, and thanks!

Marco
Community Legend

Could you maybe post a screenshot in fullsize to see if it looks any different than I know?

Would be great. 🙂

halpwr
Music Fan

I took two screenshots, but how do I attach them to this thread? Can't seem to figure it out.

 

 

Marco
Community Legend

Just click on the picture icon in reply and upload it from your pc. Then choose insert (fullscreen)

 

12321.JPG

halpwr
Music Fan

Hi - Unfortunately I don't have that button!

 

Marco
Community Legend

Argh, okay. Guess the forum moderator disabled uploading pictures for lower ranks in the last forum update... 😞

Are you at any kind of upload service so you could post a link of it? Like imageshack? If not, it's okay. Would have been just interesting to see it in action.

halpwr
Music Fan

I just created an account, check out these two links. (old versus new). The quality on the screenshot isn't good enough to really see the difference though.

 

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/4256/spotifynew.png

 

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/7627/spotifyoriginal.png

Marco
Community Legend

Ok looks pretty much the same as mine, guess it's really in the detail then.

I must admit, I don't use Photoshop but a freeware program to change the icons.

 

This light version I've made was kinda tricky because I had to change the sidebar icons from light to dark and vice versa when they are highlighted. There are a lot of them and maybe I didn't put up the time to make it perfect for everyone. Thought it's good enough, but of course if you look closer you might see it's not a pro's work. 😉 Also some icons can not be changed because they are web-based (e.g. radio/what's new icon), same like the artist/album/search page.

 

Another thing that might look "blurry" is the font, because I'm using shadows there. I've tried without shadows but it just looked too sharp - simply unnatural.

 

However if you want to perfect the skin you can always have a look at the download folder, there's a description on what I've changed + the changed bitmaps, including every changed icon. Maybe you can make those sharper then! 🙂

halpwr
Music Fan

Hmm. I really wish I had a career in graphic design, but unfortunately I build Excel models all day, so that's my specialty. I think maybe the shadows are what did it. Fonts are really important these days, and getting it right is a tough task. Maybe someday Spotify will let us customize these skins, similar to a product like Gmail.

Ash2k80
Music Fan

hi,

 

works this with the Mac-version of spotify as well?

 

where is the resources.zip located on mac?

Marco
Community Legend

@Ash2k80 wrote:

hi,

 

works this with the Mac-version of spotify as well?

 

where is the resources.zip located on mac?


As I've said a couple of times already, I do not own a mac, hence I don't know the location or if you can change it.

But I do know, that you couldn't use my skins for mac since you'd need to change other code lines than windows.

 

Maybe some OSX user will make skins for Mac sometimes, but so far everyone just keeps asking and no one is trying. 😛

katsumii
Roadie

Hiya Premify! Awesome skins -- I saw your post somewhere else and followed your link, luckily landing here! 😜

 

I am with Idanne, who'd said that your dark theme is "too dark," and we just want the regular dark gray theme back.  😉 Are you working on something, or as you mentioned earlier, it is now impossible?

 

Another question. I've been using a dark-gray theme for my Windows UI since ... years ago (it merges very perfectly with the dark gray Spotify theme). I use Windows 7 Professional 64-bit as well. Is it possible / can you allow the main frame of Spotify to adapt the "Aero" Win7 look? (So I can see my custom Windows skin in place of the "iTunes" gray/brushed-metal look).

 

Ok, great work!! That's all for now 🙂

 

kat

Without music, life would B♭

Marco
Community Legend

Hey kat!

Glad you like the skins! To answer your questions:

If I knew how to change the white artist/album pages in the new version, I would of course provide a normal grey version too because that's what most people want. However it is not possible since those elements are web-based. I'm still trying to figure out a way (any help appreciated) but so far sadly to no avail.

 

About the aero design. I know what you mean but that is also not possible.

With this method here I'm just changing some bitmaps and color codes. Adding an aero frame would be altering the actual program - which I'm not sure if it's even legal to post it then, besides the fact that I got no idea how that would work. I'm not a programmer. 😜

AnRchi
Newbie

Dude you freaking rock bro! The spotify team should look into hiring you and add skins to the awsome player they got. Do any of the skins work with the latest version? I have version 0.9.6.72.ge389c074 so i downloaded the versions the skins are for and I keep getting this message even after following the steps addBitmap(MainlistRowExpandBg_upper,<NULL>) fail

Aitchy
Casual Listener

@katsumii wrote:
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Another question. I've been using a dark-gray theme for my Windows UI since ... years ago (it merges very perfectly with the dark gray Spotify theme). I use Windows 7 Professional 64-bit as well. Is it possible / can you allow the main frame of Spotify to adapt the "Aero" Win7 look? (So I can see my custom Windows skin in place of the "iTunes" gray/brushed-metal look).

 

 

kat


Hi kat,

 

Saw something about transparency the other day. Here's a link http://uselesspuzzles.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/fix-windows-snap-to-hotkeys-for-spotify.html

 

Hope it's useful, H.

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