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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

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Just by looking, I had no idea that the "stamp" meant "watermark". In the software I use, a stamp usually means "clone" or "image brush".
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mezich wrote:
budz45 wrote:...
this would be more better, simpler and in line with the rest of your designs when doing the 'Multipage'. Thanks.
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Thanks for these. Right, both are good but I would prefer that first one out of the two since it's more in line with my other planned use for Icon files too (switch between frame/icon snapshot) in XnView MP. I think Pierre could agree.
....So I would choose that first one, but one last thing, could you add a hint of colour to each papers, I did this to show you;
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http://i53.tinypic.com/2145l5x.png
..then after that it would be ready :)
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budz45 wrote:Still also await two more icons for 'Paint plugin logo' and for 'Create strip of images' then that should be it.
2Pierre: how many people needs 'Paint plugin logo' and 'Create strip of images'?
I hope Pierre supports these both :D
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budz45 wrote:Remember foreign language & alphabet users who use XnView and may to understand the writing of 'text' on your 'Add Text' picture icon
....for 'Add Text' you could consider using a picture of a diagonal "Pen/pencil" or if not then just use a more renowned stylized letter "A" as the metaphor.
I hope 99% foreign language & alphabet users will recognize this icon.
Did you design it for 24x24 specifically? Is this going to be used in XnView toolbar, menu's itself.. I think you could reconsider...
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budz45 wrote:'Add watermark' icon might be better with just the stamp picture methaphor only - with no use of doc paper or 'W'
text. Just an idea
W on document = image file which will be used as watermark.
I know that already :P Was just not happy with the overall look of that icon and wanted to see a bit more of that 'stamp' metaphor or at least make it look more appealing. Even JohnFredC agrees with me on that one. Please reconsider a bit.

a rolling pin for the 'add watermark' - bad idea? no/yes
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source of 'rolling pin'; http://tutorialagent.com/best-photoshop ... hotoshop-2
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Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

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budz45 wrote:a rolling pin for the 'add watermark' - bad idea? no/yes
Good idea if we need to remember object. Like stamp. But I think, watermark most used for copyright protection.

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JohnFredC wrote:"Refresh" (Ditto)
24x24 and 16x16 Refresh icon on demopage
JohnFredC wrote:"Hide titlebar"
This is fullscreen mode?
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budz45 wrote: ....So I would choose that first one, but one last thing, could you add a hint of colour to each papers, I did this to show you;
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http://i53.tinypic.com/2145l5x.png
..then after that it would be ready :)
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budz45 wrote:
mezich wrote:
budz45 wrote:Still also await two more icons for 'Paint plugin logo' and for 'Create strip of images' then that should be it.
2Pierre: how many people needs 'Paint plugin logo' and 'Create strip of images'?
I hope Pierre supports these both :D
Give me more info: what for 'Paint plugin logo' and 'Create strip of images'?
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Hi again,
mezich wrote: Good idea if we need to remember object. Like stamp. But I think, watermark most used for copyright protection.

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Good idea with the copyright "(C)" inclusion so I vote for that 3rd one of yours :) . Perhaps you could post some more designs of the "(C)" metaphor just to see if others are more stronger but other than it should be fine.
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They're good but too be honest I have fallen for the one you posted before, my only suggestion was that it have a slight hint of saturated colour so that it look like this;
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http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en ... =&aql=&oq=
You see eventually after Animated GIF support on this 'multipage' feature, I wanted for Pierre to implement it for icons files support too, hence the icon-metaphor must not be too specific to a 'movie' theme. Do you agree on the hint of colour suggestion?
mezich wrote: Give me more info: what for 'Paint plugin logo' and 'Create strip of images'?
If you have XnView 1.9x yourself you can use these functions of the app yourself and see what you have in mind.

'Create strip of images' - is a feature that joins multiple image files together to make one image file in a collage (joins pictures vertically or horizontally).

A possible icon metaphors could be that of a 'paperclip', a 'glue' or a ' sticky tape' metaphor. The pva 'Glue' metaphor would seem nicest IMO :P ;
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'Paint plugin' - is XnView's own MS Paint-like application for basic additional image editing of images opened within XnView. http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=12213 FastStone Capture has a same but slightly improved 'Paint' application that works like XnView's so I assume Pierre and other developers like that from FastStone, are using the same open source library as a basic 'starter code' - but that's another thing.
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Ok, an icon for this should be easy, just slightly imitate MS Paint's icon (Win XP) - in your own design or just use a 'Paint brush' metaphor with colours on top of a blank doc sheet. This should be easy.
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mezich wrote: Image
You really could consider changing that 'add text' icon to just a clear "A" over the picture of something.
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budz45 wrote:You really could consider changing that 'add text' icon to just a clear "A" over the picture of something.
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budz45 wrote:You see eventually after Animated GIF support on this 'multipage' feature, I wanted for Pierre to implement it for icons files support too, hence the icon-metaphor must not be too specific to a 'movie' theme. Do you agree on the hint of colour suggestion?
I don't understand why two different colors? It's not compare tool. Just frames/files. That's because I'm used film.
budz45 wrote:'Create strip of images' - is a feature that joins multiple image files together to make one image file in a collage (joins pictures vertically or horizontally).
A possible icon metaphors could be that of a 'paperclip', a 'glue' or a ' sticky tape' metaphor. The pva 'Glue' metaphor would seem nicest IMO :P ;
Good idea.
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Create Strip of images
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mezich wrote:Create Strip of images
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Awesome, really beautiful :D - I don't even know which one to go for... So we could let Pierre decide on that.... This would make 'Create strip of images' undoubtedly communicate to users :P . Much thanks for your work.
mezich wrote:
budz45 wrote:You see eventually after Animated GIF support on this 'multipage' feature, I wanted for Pierre to implement it for icons files support too, hence the icon-metaphor must not be too specific to a 'movie' theme. Do you agree on the hint of colour suggestion?
I don't understand why two different colors? It's not compare tool. Just frames/files. That's because I'm used film.
Good idea.
Yes you are right :) Ok, how about using the same faint saturated color on both sheets
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Do you agree? If not, let me know..


Also, what is your feedback on my feedback of the 'add watermark' icon? I did say that the copyright "(C)" metaphor was excellent but also said that it could look different as to make the "C" stand out more - I understand why you transparent the "C" as to imply that it's copyright, I made this:
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what do you think?
mezich wrote:
budz45 wrote:You really could consider changing that 'add text' icon to just a clear "A" over the picture of something.
That's why
Ok, what about a picture metaphor of a 'pencil' or 'pen' or a 'ABC' or a 'typing cursor'
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- just tossing around ideas as alternatives
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I still support the "C" metaphor for 'add watermark' but here's another concept....3D-ish stamp
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:arrow: budz 45

:) Hello !

• For “Strip of images”, I used pages sewed together plus a coil of wire and a needle … :wink:

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budz45 wrote:Ok, how about using the same faint saturated color on both sheets
Do you agree? If not, let me know..
Two documents is not good because content of gif/icon is frames/pages, not files. So I think no reason for dog-eared document in this icon. So I will make movie clipper at top and two rectngles with number 2, 3 below. But not sure.
budz45 wrote:I still support the "C" metaphor for 'add watermark' but here's another concept....3D-ish stamp
XnView toolbar icons should harmonize together as much as possible in their perspective.
Suggested 3D-ish stamp does not much perspective.
Regarding stamp - I like this metaphor, but agree with John - stamp usually means "clone" or "image brush". I think semi-transparent character like © on picture is good solution.
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