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Program Icon for XnView

Post by xnview » Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:07 pm

Hello,

Yuri (Mezich toolbar) has modified icons used in XnView.

Transparent Icons
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Do you like it?
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Post by klumy » Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:40 pm

I don't see any difference to the normal icon. But I like it.
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Re: Icons

Post by helmut » Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:37 pm

xnview wrote:Do you like it?
To be honest I don't like these new icons. I think the new icons are too clean, if you compare the forum logo shown at the top left of each forum page and the icon drafts of Mezich, you can see what I mean. Currently I see no reason to change the icon at all.

All in all I doubt that you can make an icon that is very close to the existing ones and better at the same time. A brand new design (e.g. the design of XnView DeLuxe) might work.

We had quite a number of discussion regarding icons, see topics
- New icon for XnView
- Iconset for XnView 1.81
- Iconset for XnView 1.75

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Post by Dreamer » Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:15 pm

I agree with Helmut.

I already said, more icons, for different backrounds - lighter/darker could be used - for xnview title bar, task bar, "alt tab" dialog...
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Post by LfmC » Sun Aug 20, 2006 12:15 pm

Also agree. I'm no pro, but i've made quite a few icons for personal use. I've tried to make the xnview icon "better" but the truth is the icon (logo) itself is too "busy" to be made looking any better than it allready is. The logo in it's full size looks very nice (like the size on this forum in the upper left corner) but when it's resized to the size of an icon most of the details are lost..

I'm currently using the beautifull icon of xnview deluxe which, to me at leat, has a cool, modern look, and looks great on my desktop.

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Post by xnview » Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:56 am

LfmC wrote:Also agree. I'm no pro, but i've made quite a few icons for personal use. I've tried to make the xnview icon "better" but the truth is the icon (logo) itself is too "busy" to be made looking any better than it allready is. The logo in it's full size looks very nice (like the size on this forum in the upper left corner) but when it's resized to the size of an icon most of the details are lost..

I'm currently using the beautifull icon of xnview deluxe which, to me at leat, has a cool, modern look, and looks great on my desktop.
So an icon like old deluxe will be the best???
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Post by robc » Mon Aug 21, 2006 12:54 pm

I like the current icon most; as I said some time ago, choose whatever icon you like but please do KEEP the current transparent background :wink:

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Post by VuDu » Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:48 pm

I agree the deluxe icon looks way more modern. :)
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Post by Dreamer » Tue Aug 22, 2006 12:17 am

I don't like deluxe icon, it's not XnView... :?
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Post by VuDu » Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:19 pm

yes it is... it's XnView DELUXE... wich is good, deluxe is always good :D heeh
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Post by Dreamer » Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:36 pm

VuDu wrote:yes it is... it's XnView DELUXE... wich is good, deluxe is always good :D heeh
You said "it's XnView DELUXE", so it can't be XnView, it's XnView DELUXE.
VuDu wrote:I agree the deluxe icon looks way more modern. :)
Maybe too modern for me. :P And too colorful.

What about my old suggestion - multiple icons, old xnview light (for darker backgrounds), dark (for lighter backgrounds) and maybe also deluxe? For titlebar, taskbar, alt+tab dialog, desktop icon, quick launch icon...??
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Post by VuDu » Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:06 pm

Take a look at the most recent windows vista screenshots:
http://www.pro-networks.org/forum/album ... ?cat_id=23

do you really think the current xnview icon-set will fit into this modern environment, full of transparency, light, shadows and most of them fully 3D!?

Honestly... take a look at this:
http://browse.deviantart.com/customizat ... lltime=yes
http://browse.deviantart.com/customizat ... lltime=yes
http://browse.deviantart.com/customizat ... lltime=yes

honestly ppl! Windows 95 and 98 are dead! And windows XP is on it's way too. Check out last windows vista and linux distros screenshots with recent desktop environments!

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Post by VuDu » Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:18 pm

Just some more screenshots to reinforce my point. This time, the upcoming Office 2007 new icons:

http://www.scottsavage.net/PermaLink,gu ... 06229.aspx

XnView present icons stand nowhere near this quality!! :(
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Post by Troken » Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:50 am

I might agree with VuDu, though the matter is not of high priority.
Anyway, this thread is fairly intresting (CrystalClear Skin):
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?t=8041
Really nice icons for XnView, but still in the process.

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Post by eweryboooody » Fri Sep 08, 2006 5:05 pm

what do you think about this or this::
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adding a slight soft shadow from above enables the icon to be visible on dark and light surfaces as well. Or the left version with that shiny style thingy ... that I don't know how to really manage yet ;P

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