New on CTAN: beamercolorthemeowl

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at
Thu Mar 17 07:51:53 CET 2016

Ross Churchley submitted the



Version:  0.1.1  2016-03-15
License:  lppl1.3

Summary description:  A flexible beamer color theme to maximize visibility

Announcement text:

 The effectiveness of a colour scheme is heavily dependent on the
 conditions you present in. Colours that look nice on a computer
 screen may be invisible projected; colours that stand out in a
 lit room may strain the eyes in a dark room. If possible, you should
 carefully choose from Beamer's wide variety of colour themes to find
 one that fits your presentation's individual needs.

 The above paragraph would be excellent advice, except for one thing — only
 a handful of pre-selected colour themes are publicly available for Beamer.
 The vast majority of Beamer presentations use one of the built-in colour
 themes, which are effective in some conditions but inadequate in others.
 The goal of this package is to reduce the number of situations you find
 yourself without any good colour options.
 Owl is a flexible dark or light colour theme designed for maximum
 readability in environments where most themes fall flat.
 Main features:
 - Dark color theme for presenting in low-light conditions
 - Optional light color theme for presenting in bright ambient light
 - Redefines color names "red", "green", "blue", "yellow" to values that
   are visible when displayed by certain projectors, particularly those
   with a very bright green channel and dim red and blue channels.
   This behaviour can be optionally disabled, with the provided colours
   also available as "OwlRed", "OwlGreen", etc.


The package's Catalogue entry can be viewed at

The package's files themselves can be inspected at

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   Thanks for the upload.

     For the CTAN Team
    Petra Rübe-Pugliese

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