Creating icons

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DaFin
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Creating icons

Post by DaFin » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:12 pm

Hi! So, I want to create my own icons for certain "apps", and I'm asking if there was a certain file format that I should use (png, jpg, svg, etc.)? Also what is the maximum/best resolution for icons? And thanks for the answers.

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Re: Creating icons

Post by kyphi » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:44 pm

Icons can come in various sizes. I have a folder in my Home directory for my icon collection. This makes it easy to change to an icon that appeals to me. Formats vary: jpg, png, ico, ICO, gif, svg. They are just images.
Sizes vary: 32, 48, 64, 96, 128 and bigger.

Have a closer look at the icons you already have, e.g Firefox original (128x128), Thunderbird (128x128), Supertux (512x512). It looks like 128x128 may be a good size. They are shrunk to fit.

Take a look at the icons available here to see about formats and sizes: http://www.iconarchive.com/tag/linux-mint
Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon - 64bit

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