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Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:30 pm
by budz45
Hello forum,

This is just a preview of what I've created, these is no available download as yet :wink:
(completion date:- feb-05, 2012 , 22:55pm)
Designed by/Author: budz45© for XnView Newsgroup forum
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Apple's "H.I.G." complient

.tga - ico -icon snapshot
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.bmp - icns -icon snapshot
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This time there are 15 icons in total all based on the original XnView 1.9x contained icons:
bmp, png, gif, jpg/jp2/jpc , tif, raw, pcx, webp, tga, wmf/emf/psd and a 'generic' icon

....I intentionally did not create ones for 'iff' or 'pic' and felt these two were not valid enough anymore for own icon variation. All other file-types (hundreds supported in XnView's case :) ) would expectedly just use the 'generic' file icon (included) during file associations.

I hope you like this preview enough for a consideration into a future XnView MP :P

regards, budz

Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:22 am
by lian
Hello,
nice to you to share your work...
It's clean and I like the background color concept. But, I think the inner "round" is too thin.

Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 9:47 pm
by helmut
Nice design, budz45. Not 100% sure what user 'lian' means, but I think that the inner spiral should be a bit longer and start earlier and end later. Alternatively, the spiral could be broken and continue in the inner.

Also, I wonder what the colourful icons will look like in real usage, e.g. in Windows Explorer. Perhaps you could post a sample screenshot to judge better.

Thank you for your continuous effort, here and outside the forum, budz! :-)

Helmut

Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:16 am
by budz45
lian wrote:Hello,
nice to you to share your work...
I think the inner "round" is too thin.
Really? You think it should be wider? It's really not a big issue.
helmut wrote:Alternatively, the spiral could be broken and continue in the inner.
You mean like the 'red centre' of the original MP logo, you think that detail is really necessary especially for smaller sizes? Even on the original current MP 'eye' logo at 32x32 this cannot be seen :P
helmut wrote: Also, I wonder what the colourful icons will look like in real usage, e.g. in Windows Explorer. Perhaps you could post a sample screenshot to judge better.
Use of color is the most frequent of document design file-type icons. Just like Microsoft Office, foobar2000, KMPlayer - all use color categorized icons for distinction :D

Win XP and Win 7 Explorer screenshot:
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So it looks like I forgot to update the text+logo for the 48x48 page of 'WebP' and 'Tif' icon - ok I'll get that fixed :wink:

Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:59 am
by lian
I meant the spiral, sorry. It's too thin so it's much more like a line.

Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:35 pm
by budz45
lian wrote:I meant the spiral, sorry. It's too thin so it's much more like a line.
I'm sorry, I really don't want to go back and change this again. Way too much time it would take for such a rather small change. Although thank you for the the critique.

-The 'thinness' is not deal-breaker and overall the design is still a good representation of the original MP logo. I remember how forum members were overly critical of thibaud's original MP logo design. Folks gotta be appreciative of time and thought that goes into some designs and I am by no means a professional, I am just a follower of Photoshop tutorials and an Icon enthusiast. (not getting at you dear lian :) )

Another preview + the 'webp' & 'tif' @ 48x48 got fixed :)
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Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:50 pm
by lian
I will use your icons if they get packed in XNView. I like very much the "background color" concept :-)

Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:02 pm
by budz45
lian wrote:I will use your icons if they get packed in XNView. I like very much the "background color" concept :-)
Thank you for all the feedback you have given me lian.

Yes I now fully understand your 'thin' spiral concern you raised and I made these comparisons....
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A newer 'eye' for lian with more original spiral
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Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:36 pm
by lian
I do prefer this one. The eye is much more in evidence.

Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:53 am
by budz45
Updated with better spiral. :P
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Thanks lian and Helmut for the feedback.

I will make sure to get the 1024x1024 png page added into the ICNS versions. 8)

Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:54 pm
by Vapavite123
Salut Budz45,

S'il vous plait, demandez à Pierre de choisir votre nouvelle icône (la dernière) en lieu et place du "Poulet déguisé en œil". Je trouve votre dernière icône sobre et superbe. Tout en conservant le design original de l'œil, vous avez fait disparaître ce qui était gênant :!: :D

Bien à vous

Edit : s'agit de "A newer 'eye' for lian with more original spiral"

Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:44 pm
by helmut
The updated version looks really cool. I'm not so much used to colourful icons, but the icons look really good - even in larger groups. Thank you for your sample screenshots and your effort in updating the design, budz! :-)

Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:49 am
by mtness
Hi there!

I would like to create an xnview-style icon for svgs - but I can't find a template.
Is there any chance to find the necessary psd file anywhere?

Best regards, MT.

Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 8:36 am
by m.Th.
mtness wrote:Hi there!

I would like to create an xnview-style icon for svgs - but I can't find a template.
Is there any chance to find the necessary psd file anywhere?

Best regards, MT.
Hi! :)

If nobody responds to you, return back (repost) after 0.90 is released. Now most probably the attention is concentrated on this beta.

Re: Brand New XnView File-type Icons (see this Topic!)

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:53 pm
by mtness
Here I am again - I would still create an xnview-style icon for svg file type - could I have the template please?!
Thank you and best regards, MT