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RE: New icons

From: Lübbe Onken | RA Consulting <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2008 10:16:02 +0200

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Hi John,

Are you subscribed to the dev list? I keep forgetting to CC you...

You wrote:

> Not a problem. I can provide matrices of sizes and color
> depths, and I will handle the manual touch-ups.
>
> So, 256x, 48x, 32x, 16x in 32-bit and 4-bit.

8-bit, not 4-bit. No need to support 16 colour graphics anymore :)

And AFAICT the 256x icon is only needed in 32-bit.

> I'm doing these
> in matrix; if it would be convenient to have other
> sizes/depths, let me know, and I can stuff them in at
> essentially no extra work cost.

I don't know of any other resolutions that we need. If Stefan doesn't intervene now, we stay with the seven sizes that I mentioned.

>> It's also
>> critical, because it is overlayed on a 16x16 icon. I found
>> that using 9x9 pixels of the overlay leaves enough of the
>> main icon visible while giving me "enough" pixels
>> to make the overlay recognizable.
>
> If you need the icons to occupy a small portion of a large
> region, or versions done that way, just give me the
> appropriate metrics, and I'll add that to my script.

Just to make sure that we talk about the same thing here:
256x 48x 32x and 16x means that the overlay may only use a portion (roughly a quarter) of the available space. The overlay should be - relatively - smaller at the bigger sizes and bigger at the smaller sizes.

Example:
256x Overlay: 60x (or even 48x)
48x Overlay: 20x (<1/4)
32x Overlay: 16x (=1/4)
16x Overlay: 9x (>1/4)

But this is my personal optinion/taste. The Overlay icons designed by Stefan use more space (eg. 30x on an 48x Background) which is IMHO too much, because it covers too much of the main icon.

> Also, look, I'm really not an artist. If you have critique
> or suggestions regarding the final product, I'm listening.

I want to see your overlays in action before I will say anything about them. I'm currently copying your two samples into my editor to try them out :)

> problems or undesirable characteristics - maybe the icon
> looks like a butt at the wrong resolution, or something - I'm open to
> change requests.

A butt at "real resolution" would distract me too much from my work, provided it's a pretty one :D

Cheers
- - Lübbe

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