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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by Troken » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:20 am

I think that you should go bold and not kling to the old icon to much. The graphic profile of XnView should be updated to 2010 and I think Thibaud is making a really really great effort in accomplishing this, the latest contributions still breathe XnView.

So everybody, try to think outside the box and dont be too orthodox.

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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by thibaud » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:33 am

four eyelash as requested - (if I understood correctly...)
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by xnview » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:25 pm

thibaud wrote:four eyelash as requested - (if I understood correctly...)
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I think it's better. And (sorry) could you try to replace iris with the vortex of original icon?
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by thibaud » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:46 pm

xnview wrote:I think it's better. And (sorry) could you try to replace iris with the vortex of original icon?
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by xnview » Fri Nov 19, 2010 12:50 pm

thibaud wrote:
xnview wrote:I think it's better. And (sorry) could you try to replace iris with the vortex of original icon?
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I like this one, and you? :-)
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by thibaud » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:21 pm

xnview wrote:I like this one, and you? :-)
The last word is definitively for you Pierre.
I do like the freshness of the orange/cyan color theme of the more "realistic" eye which we don't get in the spiral one.

here is a side by side...
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by xnview » Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:23 pm

thibaud wrote:
xnview wrote:I like this one, and you? :-)
The last word is definitively for you Pierre.
I perfectly understand your concern of referencing the original logo...
I do like the freshness of the orange/cyan color theme of the more "realistic" eye which we don't get in the spiral one.
Excelent job :-)
But if you can, please make the icon for the eye version too. I'll put 2 icons in the package...
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by vommie » Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:44 pm

I recommend to start the vertex of the eye in the top right like in the original icon.
Because it looks a little like a worm or parasite actually :D

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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by oops66 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:28 pm

thibaud wrote:...I do like the freshness of the orange/cyan color theme of the more "realistic" eye which we don't get in the spiral one.
Congratulations thibaud, I really like the both icons.
I like the freshness of the orange/cyan icon too, but why not with a kind of dark blue spiral too inside the iris to keep the old xnview icon spirit ?
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by XnTriq » Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:30 pm

I can't help it: IMO the “corners” of the eye and the three spikes didn't go together too well. Adding a fourth eyelash surprisingly gives the logo a more balanced look.
xnview wrote:Excelent job :-)
But if you can, please make the icon for the eye version too. I'll put 2 icons in the package...
Sounds like a done deal. TOTH, thibaud!

Would you make us a few simple wallpapers SVP, so we can make ourselves acquainted with XnView's new identity?
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by JohnFredC » Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:35 pm

Yup, to my pleasant surprise that fourth nubbin/eyelash does the trick! Looks great!!! :D

I prefer the swirl to the eyeball...

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Thanks so very much for your patience, perseverance, and contribution. A good result! Hope others agree.
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by thibaud » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:59 pm

with such a good feedback, I couldn't resist but do some polishing on the icon...
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by XnTriq » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:45 am

Oh yes, I'm a sucker for detail :mrgreen:
  • Organic gradients
  • Enhanced 3D (beveled outer / grooved inner edge)
  • Grainy texture on eye's socket
  • Milky translucency of eyeball
  • Accents in iris (concentric circles)

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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by budz45 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:29 pm

Here are my comments...
thibaud wrote: here is a side by side...
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Thibaud, well done buddy. :) Finally you improved the design. You see, I hinted to you before to value feedback from users like us as I sensed you felt a blow to your confidence in your first attempts. Pierre is right, it is so much more better that you added 4 eye lashes which better signifies that it is indeed a representation of an eye but also keeps in continuity with the legacy Xnview icon. Sounds like Pierre is quite satisfied too by the looks of it.

Please to remember to make both size max's 256x256 (Windows Vista/7 icon) and 512x512 (Mac icon) of your vectors.. but this is only too easy. :mrgreen: Have you thought about making a simpler look for the 16x16 icon size too?

this is nice, good job on the wallpaper vers. you made;
thibaud wrote:with such a good feedback, I couldn't resist but do some polishing on the icon...
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Previously, the original title of this thread topic included "website" in the title meaning that the website also was requested with a design makeover too. I couldn't agree with you more. Would be great to see the background surface used on this wallpaper as the main background on a new XnView website. I should make a separate topic on this forum about what a new XnView website could consist of, in terms of layout, colours, fonts and features (HTML, CSS, some javascript in screenshots etc.)
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...the turquoise blue eyeball is just fine but for myself I wanted to see what a red colour eyeball would look like, so I quickly knocked up:
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(click on image to enlarge) ... of course if actually done at this size it would look sharper
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Re: XnViewMP new icon

Post by Troken » Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:43 pm

Cyan-eye looks better than the red. The red does not look too healthy, like someone did not have enough sleep for a while :)

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