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issue-#4 applogo

PostPosted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:37 am
by Ivan Denisov
The new logo was made.
http://redmine.blackboxframework.org/issues/4

Two years ago I was using Blender to make 3d prototype. Then Gimp was used to make the temporary version.
Several weeks ago I redrew the logo with Inkscape and put new logo to all web-sites.
I saw that nobody was saying bad things about the quality and design, so today I prepared the Applogo file.
I tested it in Win7 and WinXP.

The version for try:
http://blackboxframework.org/unstable/i ... a1.503.zip

Re: issue-#4 applogo

PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:21 am
by Josef Templ
I like the design.
The desktop icon (big version) is displayed well.

However, the app icon in the title bar is not sharp, not even on a high resolution monitor.
This needs some manual tuning, I guess.

Re: issue-#4 applogo

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:46 pm
by Ivan Denisov
I will work on small icons to increase sharpness.

Re: issue-#4 applogo

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:46 pm
by Ivan Denisov
Useful command for reset icons cache.
Code: Select all
ie4uinit.exe -ClearIconCache

Re: issue-#4 applogo

PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:38 am
by Ivan Denisov
I worked on the icons more. The sharpness was increased. I made shodows more dark also for 32px and 48px icons.
http://blackboxframework.org/unstable/i ... a1.507.zip

Re: issue-#4 applogo

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:32 am
by Josef Templ
Definitely better now.

The size is much bigger (58KB) than the BB 1.6 version (2KB).
So we have a factor of 29.

What sizes are in the .ico file?
Are all of them required?

- Josef

Re: issue-#4 applogo

PostPosted: Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:29 am
by Ivan Denisov
Today the standard set is 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, and 256x256.
16x16, 32x32, 48x48 set used with 32-bit and 8-bit palettes.
So there are 7 icons in total. The 256x256 icon compressed to PNG, however it gives main size (36k).

Previous icon had only 16x16 and 32x32 sizes. That is why it was so small.

Re: issue-#4 applogo

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:41 am
by Zinn
Currently we ara speaking about one icon. Original it was available in 2 sizes. Now there are 7 sizes. Need we all those sizes?
What about the other 15 icons. Do we have to do the same work about them? Or can we copy them from somewhere else?
- Helmut

Re: issue-#4 applogo

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:10 am
by Ivan Denisov
There are four sizes of this one icon with two pallets. I am not sure do we need 8bit pallet or not. However it is recommended and this three icons with 8bit pallet have very small size comparing to 256px version. 16px, 32px, 48px and 256px sizes are recommended by Microsoft as the minimal set.

Re: issue-#4 applogo

PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:11 am
by Ivan Denisov
Zinn wrote:What about the other 15 icons. Do we have to do the same work about them? Or can we copy them from somewhere else?

I am suggesting to leave them as is now.