Default toolbar icons demopage

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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby budz45 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:07 am

Ok mezich, we'll wait and see
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby budz45 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 3:34 pm

Possibly an icon is needed for both "Theme" and "Web Capture" found in the Browser mode of XnView MP
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby mezich » Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:15 pm

budz45 wrote:mezich, just open a .ico file in latest XnView MP and press "Icon snapshot on/off" - you will see :P


I think it should looks like this
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby budz45 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:41 pm

mezich wrote:I think it should looks like this
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Right, ok,

Could you make those rectangles more into circles + also a colored version...Currently that preview reminds me a little of an Microsoft Excel bar graph :P
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby mezich » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:47 am

budz45 wrote:Could you make those rectangles more into circles


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budz45 wrote:also a colored version...


icon snapshot is part of view mode group so no colors

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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby budz45 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:45 pm

mezich,

thanks for circles, much nicer. 8)

mezich wrote:icon snapshot is part of view mode group so no colors

Hmm...I read this; viewtopic.php?f=34&t=18263&start=90#p89353

I was hoping for a colored icon in 24x24 like "Spotlight", "Multipage" etc..So that I could optionally place the icon-snapshot on/off tool on the toolbar. :) I don't know though, am I wrong?
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby mezich » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:51 pm

budz45 wrote:mezich,
mezich wrote:icon snapshot is part of view mode group so no colors

Hmm...I read this; viewtopic.php?f=34&t=18263&start=90#p89353
I was hoping for a colored icon in 24x24 like "Spotlight", "Multipage" etc..So that I could optionally place the icon-snapshot on/off tool on the toolbar. :) I don't know though, am I wrong?

You want personal colored icon ?

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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby budz45 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:53 pm

mezich wrote:You want personal colored icon ?

No.

I meant like "spotlight" and "multipage" and others you have recently designed I thought that icon-snapshot was going to be 24x24 toolbar icon too (as I originally hoped).

nothing personal about that here. :wink:
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby mezich » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:58 pm

budz45 wrote:I meant like "spotlight" and "multipage" and others you have recently designed I thought that icon-snapshot was going to be 24x24 toolbar icon too (as I originally hoped).

I don't see reason why it should be colored - this icon for turn on/off specific view mode like checkbox.

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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby budz45 » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:02 pm

mezich wrote:I don't see reason why it should be colored - this icon for turn on/off specific view mode like checkbox.

Right, ok if you must insist on the non-color...then ok :) ...will there be a 24x24 of this same icon?
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby mezich » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:10 pm

budz45 wrote:Right, ok if you must insist on the non-color...then ok :)


I'm not sure that is final verstion. And may be you are right with colored version. Whould be nice to see more comments.

budz45 wrote:will there be a 24x24 of this same icon?

Currently is 24x24

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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby JohnFredC » Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:32 pm

I think it makes sense for groups of buttons related to the same functions to share a common theme... in this case the monochromicity (is that word?) seems particularly appropriate. It makes them stand out very clearly from the rest of the buttons.
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby helmut » Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:50 pm

JohnFredC wrote:I think it makes sense for groups of buttons related to the same functions to share a common theme... in this case the monochromicity (is that word?) seems particularly appropriate. It makes them stand out very clearly from the rest of the buttons.

Hmm, for grouping several toolbar buttons seperators can be used by default and by the user. And there are specific symbols on them (e.g. image, arrows) which make clear that the toolbar buttons belong to a specific functional area (e.g. rotating, ...). Using colour (or monochromacity in this case) for grouping buttons is a bit unusual, I think. Currently, the above blueish buttons (thumbs, tree, preview, info, and new tab) stand a bit out and look more like belonging to a different theme than the Mezich theme.

We have the default toolbar icon demopage, but could someone (Pierre?) please post a screenshot with the new buttons in action?

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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby XnTriq » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:00 pm

IMO it's perfectly legitimate to have a subset of icons which are mezich-esque, but with a slight twist.

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cmd_snapshot, cmd_thumbsView, cmd_treePane, cmd_showPreview, cmd_showInfo and cmd_emptyImage (= “New Tab”) are related commands for toggling UI elements.

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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Postby budz45 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 3:56 am

XnTriq wrote:
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cmd_snapshot, cmd_thumbsView, cmd_treePane, cmd_showPreview, cmd_showInfo and cmd_emptyImage (= “New Tab”) are related commands for toggling UI elements.

helmut wrote: Currently, the above blueish buttons (thumbs, tree, preview, info, and new tab) stand a bit out and look more like belonging to a different theme than the Mezich theme.

I totally agree Helmut, I too don't much like this dark-blue-ish color scheme for the 'view mode' icons and feel it does not fit in with the (excellent) overall Mezich toolbar theme... It's partly the reason why I support a colored "Icon Snapshot" icon.

So Instead of the dark blue-ish common 'view mode' icons, why not consider Mezich just using the existing gradient-based scheme which is already seen on the "next page"/"prev page", "Multipage/ Start/stop ani" icons of the demopage. So I mean alter color scheme like this:
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...So that it would better fit into the entire toolbar theme, like this:
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Right, for a colored "Icon Snapshot" icon, I created this un-neat mock-up just as an idea:
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here was part of my inspiration for the snapshot icon mock-up:
(icons to paint.net v3.5x tools)
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