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Better looking icon for XnView?

Post by TsunamiZ » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:22 pm

Can we have a better looking icon for the free XnView? The current one looks old school. Thanks.

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Post by ckit » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:31 pm

Look if you can make a better one by all means post it here and we'll consider it, otherwise the old one stays as is.
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Post by TsunamiZ » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:31 pm

Well, the Deluxe version has a better icon. Why not just that one?

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Post by ckit » Sun Dec 11, 2005 11:39 pm

Thats easy, XnView Deluxe will always look better, it needs to have an edge over the freeware version.
Remember, it's shareware and the author needs money somehow.
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Post by ckv » Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:21 am

TsunamiZ wrote:Well, the Deluxe version has a better icon.
And that is only your opinion :wink:
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Re: Better looking icon for XnView?

Post by helmut » Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:11 pm

TsunamiZ wrote:Can we have a better looking icon for the free XnView? The current one looks old school. Thanks.
Are you talking of the toolbar of XnView 1.80 or the old toolbar of XnView 1.74?
There's various toolbar skins available, e.g, Mezich, see FAQ How to change XnView's look.

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Re: Better looking icon for XnView?

Post by TsunamiZ » Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:52 pm

helmut wrote:
TsunamiZ wrote:Can we have a better looking icon for the free XnView? The current one looks old school. Thanks.
Are you talking of the toolbar of XnView 1.80 or the old toolbar of XnView 1.74?
There's various toolbar skins available, e.g, Mezich, see FAQ How to change XnView's look.
I'm talking about the main program icon.

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Re: Better looking icon for XnView?

Post by helmut » Mon Dec 12, 2005 10:59 pm

TsunamiZ wrote:
helmut wrote:
TsunamiZ wrote:Can we have a better looking icon for the free XnView? The current one looks old school. Thanks.
Are you talking of the toolbar of XnView 1.80 or the old toolbar of XnView 1.74?
There's various toolbar skins available, e.g, Mezich, see FAQ How to change XnView's look.
I'm talking about the main program icon.
Ehem, right. The program icon of XnView DeLuxe has been designed by professional designers and can be used in XnView DeLuxe context, only.

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Post by Dreamer » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:01 pm

I agree, but it's a known "problem" and XnView can't use XnView Deluxe icon (I guess).

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Post by xnview » Tue Dec 13, 2005 3:24 pm

Dreamer wrote:I agree, but it's a known "problem" and XnView can't use XnView Deluxe icon (I guess).
Right, but perhaps i can ask a designer...
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Post by Drahken » Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:22 pm

While I agree that xnview could use a better icon, I don't care for xnview deluxe's icon. The rainbow "eyelashes" on it just detract from it, making it look more childish than professional.


Edit: I just tried my hand at making some new icons:
Image Image Image
...and some full-sized logos:
http://allspark.net/cypherswipe/xnview-logo-1-black.png
http://allspark.net/cypherswipe/xnview-logo-1-white.png
http://allspark.net/cypherswipe/xnview-logo-2-black.png
http://allspark.net/cypherswipe/xnview-logo-2-white.png
http://allspark.net/cypherswipe/xnview-logo-3-black.png
http://allspark.net/cypherswipe/xnview-logo-3-white.png

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Post by Tommy » Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:44 pm

i have a different opinion: keep the current icon.

i like it and i'm against it's restyling.

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Post by xnview » Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:29 pm

Tommy wrote:i have a different opinion: keep the current icon.

i like it and i'm against it's restyling.
Perhaps i can use 2 icons, and you choose one?
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Post by helmut » Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:31 pm

xnview wrote:
Tommy wrote:i have a different opinion: keep the current icon.

i like it and i'm against it's restyling.
Perhaps i can use 2 icons, and you choose one?
Providing several icons in the executable is a good idea. But you will need a good designer to create a new icon.

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Post by Drahken » Tue Dec 13, 2005 7:31 pm

Some programs include the icon as part of the skins, I don't know if that could be done with xnview or not.

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