A 100% original/official icon theme for ReactOS?

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kokodin
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Post by kokodin » Tue May 29, 2007 3:19 pm

yes we should chose icon angle and other atributes before we start making icons that true with 16x16 the flat icons can be the best and of course less details on them

like i write before my icons are in gimp raster format xcf (64x64@32 bit) i make those icons on alpha masks and one color field and that make my icons easy to recolorize just change color by one click shadows and lights the same

as soon as i get home i post them here

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Post by Phobos » Tue May 29, 2007 6:52 pm

dreams wrote:
kevintrooper wrote:yea i know my icons no good! and i put the wrong set of icons on there! id like a clone of THIS: Image
Please PREVIEW your posts before you submit them on the forums, it's really annoying and confusing when you do these things. Press the Preview button first.
hahahaha... no one makes that mistake twice... he didn't put the wrong icon set, he just changed his mind afterwards..

xcf is a great format... lets wait for those icons hehe

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Post by kokodin » Wed May 30, 2007 3:42 am

http://kokodin.webpark.pl/signs.xcf
http://kokodin.webpark.pl/trash.xcf
http://kokodin.webpark.pl/folder.xcf

tere you have just select nesesery layers copy visable and alpha to new picture and save it as png/ico thats my way :D enjoy

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Post by kevintrooper » Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:06 am

I'd like some like these! it shows you (kinda) like to make them!

you can also get written permission from the guy! (just look at the bottom of the image!


http://www.joeuser.com/sdfiles/mormegil ... Sheet).jpg

http://www.stardock.com/products/themes ... _sheet.jpg
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kokodin
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Post by kokodin » Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:42 am

i don't like them those look too much like vista or similar i don't like this idea at all icons (in my opinion) should easy compound with any background and they sizes i dont like icons bigger that 48 px they too big to look nice becaue 4 icons on desktop look like big mess

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Post by artguy10 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:41 am

If the crystal icons are free for people to download and use, why can't they just be integrated into ReactOS? They are so nice, why the need to make a new set or copy them?

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Post by ROSFan » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:30 pm

I don't know exactly why. Maybe licensing. Are they opensource?

Another argumentation would be, we want to have our own unique style designed by us and not copied/bought or whatever.

I'm still working and experimenting on it. I made a list of effects/properties an icon set could have. I combine them and try to find out which combination of effects would look best. It can take some weeks to present a preview and discuss about my results.

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Post by .aart3k » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:49 pm

i wish you good luck ROSFan, i liked your previous designs.

crystal icons were present in reactos 0.2.9 (or earlier, i dont quite remember).

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Post by Blackcrack » Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:09 am

Hy,

why not use the icon-pacs from KDE, there be more as enough icons,
in png as svg, realy good icons and icon-themes..

Take a look : http://kde-look.org/index.php?xcontentm ... 73ca575b2f

and lat make there from the icon-themes.... they are free, usable and avail and why not take it ?

regards
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Post by artguy10 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 1:49 am

There is nothing wrong with pre-installing freely available software, and the people at Crystal Clear KNOW HOW TO MAKE ICONS. :D

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Post by Z98 » Sat Aug 04, 2007 3:56 am

One minor problem. There doesn't appear to be a Windows version, so we'd have to convert them over to the Windows icon format. Though this does look somewhat promising. However, I'm not sure if mf would care for this.

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Post by Floyd » Sat Aug 04, 2007 4:46 am

Z98 wrote:One minor problem. There doesn't appear to be a Windows version, so we'd have to convert them over to the Windows icon format. Though this does look somewhat promising. However, I'm not sure if mf would care for this.
why not just support .png icons alongside .ico icons? you'd instantly give yourself options from a huge linux selection.
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Post by forart » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:38 am

Z98 wrote:There doesn't appear to be a Windows version, so we'd have to convert them over to the Windows icon format.
Ehm... and what about CrystalXP ?

(check this and this 3ad)

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Post by artguy10 » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:48 am

Crystal Clear icons come in all formats, are are free under the LGPL license (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Lesser ... ic_License), so there should be no licensing issues, so long as they are given credit for the icons. I highly recommend using icons from them for ReactOS because they already exist and because they are of excellent quality. Mf told me that they actually did use icons from the author of Crystal Clear a few years ago, but people didn't like them, but that is confusing to me since people like the Crystal Clear icons. Anyhow, I'm sure ReactOS is going to get a great icon set.

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Post by ROSFan » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:17 pm

While thinking and trying Designs there is an important question for me:

Do you want to support transparency for icons? Is icon transparency a windows standard?

Many of my ideas would need levels of transparency to look well.

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