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Re: Icon howto?

> > Yes. You need to align them to the pixel grid. You can't simply draw it
> > once and export it to whatever sizes... you have to align the artwork to
> > the pixel grid for every size. Some references:
> >
> > http://www.firewheeldesign.com/sparkplug/2006/April/icon_design_bitmap_vs_vector.php
> >
> > http://mezzoblue.com/archives/2007/07/11/icon_design/
> >
> > http://www.gimp.org/tutorials/Creating_Icons/
> >
> > ~m
> >
> And I would add that really helpfull thing is to open a preview in
> inkscape: View->Icon Preview... It provides 1:1 look at 96x96, 48x48,
> 32x32, 24x24 and 16x16 icons and you can have it open and edit in
> inkscape in the meantime. Just push Refresh anytime you'd like to check
> how it is aligned :)

Woah! I've just gained a massive amount more respect for all the work
that icon developers have to do!!

Thanks for the advice both of you - playing with it now and it has
made it looked a lot better, at least imho :D


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