Background & Icon Packs as Add-ons.
since Kodi 16 (Jarvis), new type of addon has been added to the addon manager: resource.images
it means that you can download images packs, via the addon manager, and they will be available as any other addons in kodi. (inside your addons folder).
more and more skinners are starting to use this feature, for example for letting the user to choose their weather icons\backgrounds, their studio flags, and much more.
I wanted to share with you some of those great packages, created by a talented woman named Orna, and packed into add ons by Benny.
How To Install?
you can install them directly from Kodi. just navigate to:
System - Add-ons - Install From Repository - Kodi Add-on Repository - Look and Feel - Image Collections
OK, I installed, what now?
now you can use the images, like any other images from your local pc.
they are located in your "addons" folder
for windows: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Kodi\Addons\resource.images.XXX\resources
for android: /sdcard/Android/data/org.xbmc.kodi/files/.kodi/Addons/resource.images.XXX\resources
replace the "XXX" part with the id of the package you installed.
you can assign the pictures as your skin backgrounds, or skin icons etc...
Here are some samples for preview only, please download them from the repo
Preview For Skin Backgrounds:
name: Skin Backgrounds - Diamond Design
name: Skin Backgrounds - Clear Design
name: Skin Backgrounds - ZigZag Design
name: Skin Backgrounds - Wall Square
name: Skin Backgrounds - Phenominence Design
Preview For Skin Icons:
name: Skin Icons - Boss Design
name: Skin Icons - CD Design
name: Skin Icons - Ring Design
name: Skin Icons - Skyrim Design
name: Skin Icons - Squares
What about Automation?
As the owner of "Phenomenal" Skin, I've added a feature to change the default skin menus, with a single click.
you can see a short demo in this youtube video:
this feature will be available in version 2.7.1 of the skin (very soon)
I really hope that other skinner will use this feature as well.
Orna Post, Benny Buchnik, @ronie, @BobCratchett
Release - Background & Icon Packs - now available in the Official Repo
Joined: Mar 2010
2016-03-02 21:06 Post: #1
Joined: Jun 2015
2016-03-02 22:44 Post: #2
Waiting and looking forward for your next version (2.7.1) - this feature will be great!
Thank you for all the support and your time you spent to assist! You are the best!
Joined: Feb 2016
2016-03-03 05:03 Post: #3
This is something that i've been waiting for....thank you
Joined: Dec 2013
2016-03-04 00:56 Post: #4
That's very interesting and original feature
(This post was last modified: 2016-03-04 00:56 by finalmakerr.)
Joined: Oct 2016
2016-10-09 12:23 Post: #5
Kodi 16.1 Javris on Android, any skin background addon I try to install it's failing. Any clue?
Joined: Jan 2014
2017-02-08 02:47 Post: #6
Noticed a couple typo's with the naming of some backgrounds.
resource.images.skinbackgrounds.phenominence & resource.images.skinbackgrounds.wallsquare & resource.images.skinbackgrounds.zigzag
(This post was last modified: 2017-02-08 02:53 by Mr. V.)
Joined: Aug 2015
2017-06-10 00:35 Post: #7
I installed these on my nvidia shield tv but can't find the path to use them. Do you know where they are?[/align]