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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

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Thanks for the new icons, Yuri!
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I like #2. The light can't be mistaken for a “tractor beam”, because it doesn't come from straight above but at an angle.
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

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Yes but #3 is more in line with the rest of the interface. #3 is a definite winner for me, I really like it.

That black+white icon of #2 won't look so suitable on current Darker XnView MP themes.
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Yingchun5207 wrote:I was thinking it would make a nice icon for icon snapshot on/off - I like the metaphor, if mezich could recreat an icon similar to this.
I don't found such function
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

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Is it possible to have the icons? :)
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xnview wrote:Is it possible to have the icons? :)
for free only for xnview app :)
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mezich wrote:
xnview wrote:Is it possible to have the icons? :)
for free only for xnview app :)
yes of course, i would like to build new release...
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mezich wrote:
Yingchun5207 wrote:I was thinking it would make a nice icon for icon snapshot on/off - I like the metaphor, if mezich could recreat an icon similar to this.
Hi,

I don't found such function
It's in the latest XnView MP, see here: http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.p ... 248#p95991 - The function is similar to Start/Stop [GIF] Animation (multipage icon).

Which 'spotlight' icon will you use/put on your demopage? I voted #3 as the best I really liked.

who is Yingchun5207 ?? :?
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

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I like #2. It's essentially perfect.

#1 does indeed remind me of "beam me up, Scotty" or "The Rapture" and #3 and #4 are too complicated for small icons while communicating too many different memes to be succinct. One might confuse them with "slide show"...
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budz45 wrote:who is Yingchun5207 ?? :?
An F'ing spammer :evil:
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

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John, yes #2 is 'ok' ....I certainly think the choice here comes down to #2 or #3 .

The thing I don't like about #2 is that it simply lacks color, it's just a plain black+white, and to me, won't look good amongst the other existing color-bound toolbar icons (If I was to custom place 'Spotlight' function/icon shortcut to the toolbar in Xnview MP).
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

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Hi budz45!

That lack of color is a useful distinguishing feature that causes the icon to stand out from the other, more colorful, icons around it.

Though uniform appearance/style is an admirable aesthetic property of an icon set, it tends to make icons more difficult to distinguish quickly ("at a glance"), one from another, esp. at the small sizes used in menus and toolbars.

In the best of all possible worlds each icon in a set would look completely different from the others, but also share in the overall "style". Impossible, right? Well, not impossible but...

This is why I continue to say that icon design is the most difficult task in software!

...and Mezich is very good at it.
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

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Ok John, you have point and always are eloquent about software matters :)

I am ok for either #3 or #2, I don't mind now.

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budz45 wrote: this would go well for 'Icon Snapshot on/off'
EDIT:- the colored 'dots' are nice for "icon snapshot on/off" but I think must not confuse with the same colored dots metaphor used on 'ColourLabel' 16x16 icon
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budz45 wrote:EDIT:- the colored 'dots' are nice for "icon snapshot on/off" but I think must not confuse with the same colored dots metaphor used on 'ColourLabel' 16x16 icon
What is the difference between new "snapshot on/off" and current "capture" ?
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

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The "capture" feature is in Browser view and is for screen capturing (desktop, active window, etc.) purposes..

The "Icon snapshot on/off" is a totally different feature and is used for icon files (all pages in single picture) viewing:
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=18751
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.p ... hot#p95991

mezich, just open a .ico file in latest XnView MP and press "Icon snapshot on/off" - you will see :P
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

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Thanks budz. Now I should finish commercial projects before vacations start (16-30 sept). Will continue when return.
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