Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#1334 new feature-request

Create proper low-res icons

Reported by: mathbr Owned by:
Priority: trivial Milestone: Future
Component: Unknown Version: 1.2.3
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Instead of simply downscaling the high-res application icon specific icons dedicated to each resolution should be created. This allows for crisp display of icons. See also the Tango Guidelines about this:

http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Theme_Guidelines#Sizes

Change History (2)

comment:1 follow-up: Changed 9 years ago by olmari

  • Priority changed from minor to trivial
  • Type changed from bug to feature-request

Well.. Even better would be to use SVG.. Vector graphics... Then it's naturally scalable to any point without losing quality. Much better solution than million separate diffirent sized icon-files..

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 Changed 9 years ago by mathbr

Replying to olmari:

Well.. Even better would be to use SVG.. Vector graphics... Then it's naturally scalable to any point without losing quality. Much better solution than million separate diffirent sized icon-files..

Please re-read my report and the Tango Icon Theme guidelines I have linked to understand why this does not work.

Admitted, it works quite well for >48px resolutions. But anything below ought to have specialized icons manually crafted in order to compensate for the lower resolution. An SVG created at 48px resolution looks very ugly downscaled to 16px compared to an icon explicitely created for that resolution.

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