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    Shutter logo - with a lens or no?

    Hi all,

    As you might now, the GScrot screenshot app is undergoing rebranding to be called Shutter.

    While we're quite happy with the new name, the team does have differences over the logo to use - should we only represent the "shutter" (of a camera), or should the lens be inside it?

    The artists point (no lens) is that it is too much detail for the logo, and on small sizes, it wouldn't be noticeable. Also with a reflecting lens, the background needs to be darker to see it, which isn't as good as a transparent one.

    I've attached two mock ups, one without the lens and another with a (poorly gimped) lens in it. What do the artistas here think on this matter?
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    Re: Shutter logo - with a lens or no?

    I like the one without lens better. The lens doesn't really fit the style of the rest of the logo, and I don't think it's even necessary to have anything in the center of the logo.

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    Re: Shutter logo - with a lens or no?

    The one without the lens is better!!

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    Re: Shutter logo - with a lens or no?

    Keep in mind that the one with the lens is a cut&paste mockup though.

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    Re: Shutter logo - with a lens or no?

    Keep in mind that the one with the lens is a cut&paste mockup though.
    But, I do agree with the artist's word. The lens will not be clearly visible in small sized icons. It'll be pointless to add a lens.

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    Re: Shutter logo - with a lens or no?

    Definitely better without.
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    Re: Shutter logo - with a lens or no?

    Better with it imo

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    Re: Shutter logo - with a lens or no?

    I like it better without.

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    Re: Shutter logo - with a lens or no?

    The lens is unnecessary detail... doesn't even look like a lens really and it sort of detracts. I say leave it out. Nice icon otherwise, though.

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