To be honest, with the color overlay and the text about MusicBee on top of that, the underlying image is obscured or unresolvable in large measure such that it just doesn't add much to the presentation at all. I'd vote for just rethinking it.
Someone new to the program isn't going to know what MB looks like, anyway. So a blurry pic of a desktop doesn't bring much to the experience.
But the fuzzy color over a handful of grainy album covers... Not working for me, if I try to imagine myself discovering the site for the first time.
I was thinking the same thing, and browsing for some inspiration, but really what ones expect from an audio player homepage? I checked some audio player home pages, Itunes, Winamp(it has a lama on the top :O), aimp, mediamonkey and groove. Most of them barely shows any audio player related images. I do like itune and groove home pages. Groove home page has the vibe that other musicplayer pages lack.
Now back to square one, the most first image with a concert and joyful people is the one i liked, but it has some offensive sign, BUT the bottom image on the home page also has the same vibe without the offensive hand mark(hopefully), i can use it at the top and choose something else at the bottom.
the second image with the mac was good but it has a long nose/ and a mac, other than that it has a clean, well balanced calm look.
the third image from vpsaxman shows a monitor with musicbee, as you said for a new comer it has hardly any meaning.
it is really hard to get any image that represents musicbee or something. While i can try different design, i highly doubt it will make any major difference. All we need is a good image that has that clean, cheerful music listener vibe, no need to be related to musicbee.
Now i have no clue where to find one. So anyone with better image or design can suggest it to me.
As an alternative, you could have a link to user-posted pics of their own setups. Or a thread in the forum for purposes of showing it off.
Unfortunately i am not planning to do it. The home page has 2 screenshots showing the main interface, if anyone is not convinced by it i highly doubt they will bother checking an entire thread. Also Musicbee is really small in size, download and testing out yourself is the quickest way.