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XnViewMP new icon

Post by thibaud » Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:51 pm

XnView logo wasn't really designed with 16x16 icon in mind...
And i though xnviewMP really deserved a new icon, so i started this.
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a bit on the glossy side to my liking, but that's already a start.. feedback is welcome.

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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by xnview » Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:41 am

thibaud wrote: And i though xnviewMP really deserved a new icon, so i started this.
Very good logo :-) I like it very much...
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by JohnFredC » Sun Nov 15, 2009 5:25 pm

Very good logo :-) I like it very much...
Me too!

Excellent!
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by thibaud » Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:42 pm

a few variations on the same theme:
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by jaqian » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:52 pm

I like the yellow one :)
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by xnview » Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:09 pm

thibaud wrote:a few variations on the same theme:
Now i must make the website for XnViewMP :?
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by thibaud » Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:43 pm

xnview wrote:
thibaud wrote:a few variations on the same theme:
Now i must make the website for XnViewMP :?
glad you like it,
I could help with a website layout. design wise.
in the mean time, if your happy with the current icon design , just choose one of the color (and typo), so I can already decline the various icon size.

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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by xnview » Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:38 am

thibaud wrote: I could help with a website layout. design wise.
Ok, i contact you by PM
in the mean time, if your happy with the current icon design , just choose one of the color (and typo), so I can already decline the various icon size.
I like the yellow one
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by JohnFredC » Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:59 pm

I also like the yellow one best.
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by XnTriq » Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:30 pm

:bug: So there won't be an official contest?

I've always been in favor of a logo based on simple geometric shapes — as long as it's unique (vs. an hommage to HL²/CS²/TF²).

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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by budz45 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:47 am

I really like the logo (the yellow one).

this topic reminds me of my own awaiting contribution to Xnview with new file icons I made http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=18705
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by Troken » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:30 pm

Nice contribution, it takes the logo in to the 21th century. The current logo starts to feel outdated and very early 90s, whereas it ought to give the same modern high quality feeling as the software does. With XnViewMP there'd be appropriate with a fresh visual reboot. I think that this suggestion is in the right direction, not sure if it is THE logo but it is very nice.

For the colour, I'd say keep the yellow. It gives a clear connection to the current logo.

I must say that the new logo mirrors an issue I have with the name: XnViewMP. Two abbreviations? It isnt a "smooth" name for a program that handles images. Is it that the name XnViewMP is ... I dunno... too technical? Like a molecule or computer term. Dont want to sound too whiney, its just because I care :) I would consider another name when getting closer to a future 1.0 release.

The result in this logo (imho) is too many different fonts at the same row. However the smaller "MP" in the upper corner is a very nice solution.

Just an opinion :wink:

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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by oops66 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:37 pm

... or this kind of icons:
because your icons are pretty sad IMHO.
http://newsgroup.xnview.com/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=16013
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by JohnFredC » Wed Dec 09, 2009 4:59 pm

oops66 wrote:
... or this kind of icons:
because your icons are pretty sad IMHO.
Instead of "icon", perhaps you really meant "logo"? As potential XnView logo elements, those translucent 3-d thingies are OK, I guess, though not very compelling to me personally. Sorry.

An icon is a symbol meant to aid comprehension and identification. An icon is not a photo... it's supposed to symbolize, not illustrate.

IMO, photorealistic effects (such as translucency, or gratuitous 3-d orientations) have little or no place in an XnView icon (or any other). They do not aid comprehension or identification of the icon on the desktop or in a menu.
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by oops66 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 6:46 pm

Yes but it's more funny, joyful and artistic IMO, because the gray, the gray, always the gray ... this is too sad , too pessimist and too conventional.
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