Default toolbar icons demopage

Ideas for improvements and requests for new features in XnView Classic

Moderators: XnTriq, xnview

User avatar
XnTriq
Moderator & Librarian
Posts: 5428
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2005 3:00 am
Location: Ref Desk

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by XnTriq » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:30 pm

Request:
  1. Reassign the current icon for cmd_OpenProperties to cmd_ShowInfo
  2. Create a new icon for cmd_OpenProperties that's closer to the standard “Property Sheet” symbol
  • Image

User avatar
xnview
Author of XnView
Posts: 31489
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:31 am
Location: France
Contact:

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by xnview » Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:35 pm

So which icons cmd_BatchConvert, cmd_BatchRename, cmd_SetTimeStamp & cmd_SetComment?
Pierre.

User avatar
mezich
Posts: 165
Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:20 pm
Location: St.Petersburg, Russia
Contact:

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by mezich » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:16 pm

xnview wrote:So which icons cmd_BatchConvert, cmd_BatchRename, cmd_SetTimeStamp & cmd_SetComment?
My vote:
cmd_BatchConvert 1
cmd_BatchRename 1
cmd_SetTimeStamp 10
cmd_SetComment 1

User avatar
JohnFredC
XnThusiast
Posts: 2010
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:33 pm
Location: Sarasota Florida

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by JohnFredC » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:30 pm

My vote:
cmd_BatchConvert 1
cmd_BatchRename 2
cmd_SetTimeStamp 10
cmd_SetComment 4
John

User avatar
xnview
Author of XnView
Posts: 31489
Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2003 7:31 am
Location: France
Contact:

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by xnview » Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:20 pm

Hello,

I think that we must have icons for :

change color depth
automatic levels
automatic contrast
negative
sepia
old photo

Do you have an idea for the metaphor?

And which others icons are needed?
Pierre.

User avatar
mezich
Posts: 165
Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:20 pm
Location: St.Petersburg, Russia
Contact:

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by mezich » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:17 am

Looks like people don't need new icons

User avatar
JohnFredC
XnThusiast
Posts: 2010
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:33 pm
Location: Sarasota Florida

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by JohnFredC » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:00 am

Sorry, I've been busy.

We definitely need:
  • change color depth
    automatic levels
    automatic contrast
I'll try to work up ideas for these three today.

OTOH, I'm not so sure about the need for these icons:
  • negative
    sepia
    old photo
Negative and sepia are easy, but old photo? Very difficult in an icon.
John

User avatar
mezich
Posts: 165
Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:20 pm
Location: St.Petersburg, Russia
Contact:

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by mezich » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:25 pm

Image
AutoLevel & AutoContrast

UPD: alternative is letter "A" instead of arrows.

User avatar
JohnFredC
XnThusiast
Posts: 2010
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:33 pm
Location: Sarasota Florida

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by JohnFredC » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:25 pm

Hello Mezich.

You are really good. I like them both. Some thoughts:

Automatic Levels

For the Auto levels icon, perhaps reversing the direction of the two little arrows would be better. My reason for this is that I think the automatic levels action typically results in an apparent widening of the histogram.

Automatic Contrast

I really like the appearance of this icon, but it suggests "Adjust contrast" to me (instead of "Auto contrast") since the arrows suggest a variable control, which "Auto" is not;

The problem is how to represent the "Auto" meme component.

Perhaps the "Auto" could be better represented by a little robot head or something that implies robotic action.
John

User avatar
mezich
Posts: 165
Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:20 pm
Location: St.Petersburg, Russia
Contact:

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by mezich » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:54 pm

JohnFredC wrote:Hello Mezich.
The problem is how to represent the "Auto" meme component.

Perhaps the "Auto" could be better represented by a little robot head or something that implies robotic action.
That's because I suggest "A" letter. Robot head is too complex fot recognition in small size. I have seen "A" in photo camera UI.

User avatar
JohnFredC
XnThusiast
Posts: 2010
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:33 pm
Location: Sarasota Florida

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by JohnFredC » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:06 pm

Understood!

I notice PhotoFiltre has "AUTO" in its icons.
John

User avatar
mezich
Posts: 165
Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:20 pm
Location: St.Petersburg, Russia
Contact:

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by mezich » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:49 pm

Image
AutoContrast with "A" letter

User avatar
JohnFredC
XnThusiast
Posts: 2010
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:33 pm
Location: Sarasota Florida

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by JohnFredC » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:58 pm

That looks really good.

Did you try an "A" on the Auto Levels also ... for consistent iconography? :wink:
John

User avatar
mezich
Posts: 165
Joined: Fri Nov 10, 2006 8:20 pm
Location: St.Petersburg, Russia
Contact:

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by mezich » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:44 pm

JohnFredC wrote:That looks really good.
I'm not sure. Will try "A" with different font style on the right.
JohnFredC wrote:Did you try an "A" on the Auto Levels also ... for consistent iconography? :wink:
Ok. In Monday :)

User avatar
XnTriq
Moderator & Librarian
Posts: 5428
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2005 3:00 am
Location: Ref Desk

Re: Default toolbar icons demopage

Post by XnTriq » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:00 pm

Some icons from Micrografx Picture Publisher for commands related to color depth, ...
  • Image
... and a few examples from my own 16²px theme:
  • Image

Post Reply