App icons

Olaf Schmidtmann os at brainbits.net
Wed Jan 30 10:40:01 EST 2002


Hi,

Windows uses different Icon sizes which have to be stored into the
application:
it depends on the color settings of the system which version it chooses.
You need the following 'standards' for the two icon-sizes of windows:

16x16, 16 colors (bah! but e.g. Windows NT likes these a lot)
32x32, 16 colors (uhh!)
32x32, 256 colors

You may add other - more colorfull icons but this is the basic set. A
suitable application for doing this is Microangelo. It is not expensive (it
is free for 30 days, I think) and always suited my deeds in a pleasent
manner :-)

For Macs you do not need a special application to embed icons in
applications.

Cheers,
Olaf

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Olaf Schmidtmann
brainbits
online & cross media
mailto:os at brainbits.net / www.brainbits.net 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Messimer [mailto:steve at messimercomputing.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 4:24 PM
> To: Use Revolution list
> Subject: App icons
> 
> 
> Hi,
> 
> First of all I apologize for asking this question again. I 
> seem to have lost
> the previous list response. :-(
> 
> I am building an app for distribution on both Mac and PC platforms.
> 
> As I recal The Mac app icon is 32 by 32 pixels
> 
> How big is the Win app icon?
> 
> What format must this graphic be?
> 
> Any bit depth considerations of which I need be aware?
> 
> I assume that this graphic is associated with the file using the
> distribution builder right?
> 
> Do I do the same thing with the Mac icon or do I need to 
> create a resource
> fork and install using resEdit?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Steve
> 
> Stephen R. Messimer
> Messimer Computing, Inc
> 2501 14th Ave South
> Escanaba, MI 49829
> www.messimercomputing.com
> 
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