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    Icon size (Ubuntu)

    Hi,

    I'm working on some icons and planning to release them for Windows, OS X and Linux (ubuntu) but I can't find the right size(s) for Linux icons. Can somebody provide them for me.

    Thanks

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    Re: Icon size (Ubuntu)

    You should use an existing icon set for reference; for example the gnome-colours sets use 8x8, 16x16, 22x22, 24x24, 32x32, 48x48, and a 'scalable' set which are usually around 128x128.
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    Re: Icon size (Ubuntu)

    The scalable set is 128x128, and can be either svg or png format.

    The fixed are usually 16, 22, 24, 32,48, 64, 96 size, and are mostly png.

    The advantage of png over svg is the compression means the set will be smaller and faster.

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    Re: Icon size (Ubuntu)

    Quote Originally Posted by jesterthejedi View Post
    The scalable set is 128x128, and can be either svg or png format.

    The fixed are usually 16, 22, 24, 32,48, 64, 96 size, and are mostly png.

    The advantage of png over svg is the compression means the set will be smaller and faster.
    Incorrect. While the png icons will definately be faster, they are not smaller. In fact, in many situations, I find SVG smaller than PNG for the same sized icon (PNG is rendered from SVG).
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    Re: Icon size (Ubuntu)

    Well I tried to test your theory on icon sizes. Here I have paired the native SVG with four PNG icons of varying size. As a collection the four PNG icons are still smaller.
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    Re: Icon size (Ubuntu)

    Quote Originally Posted by jesterthejedi View Post
    Well I tried to test your theory on icon sizes. Here I have paired the native SVG with four PNG icons of varying size. As a collection the four PNG icons are still smaller.
    Ah, it depends on the image. I create images which are wallpaper sized, and they take up much more space than their SVG counterpart.

    Also, it depends on how complex the image is. If it uses gradients and/or blur, the PNG will be larger. Yours uses quite few colors, so it will be smaller.
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    Re: Icon size (Ubuntu)

    Ok I see your point, but here we are talking about icons. I have showed you how icons are smaller when compressed than a native SVG format. If this topic was about wallpapers then I would examine your results. You are free to make a test and post it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.propre View Post
    Hi,

    I'm working on some icons and planning to release them for Windows, OS X and Linux (ubuntu) but I can't find the right size(s) for Linux icons. Can somebody provide them for me.

    Thanks
    Looks like there's a lot of good stuff on your Deviant account. Looking forward to the result

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