Looking for a volunteer to make app icons
@AppLee ohhh, I like it I need to try it on the app scope, to see how small the sun becomes, but I'm swamped right now with work and next week probably travel. And at some point I should also finish the logic for the app such that it actually makes sense to have an icon for it So, apologies if I can't keep up with you next days.
I really like the flame-like sun rays of the center sun. (I think it shows that my manufacturing date is before icons and buttons turned flat ) Maybe the actual circling sun could be in that style and if it has some halo or something that just blends out the circle behind it then it would contrast nicely against the background even if it is in the regular blue.
I think the flame like sun would also be nice to replace the dumb 'ol yellow circle that I have right now in the app.
@doniks No worry, I will wait for you to be available.
The "flaming sun" has some weird proportion when circling around.
But I will make an example.
I also tried a solid border for the circling sun and it's not so bad.
As you're busy, I will take more time and try few things.
There are options but I needed your feedback on some to have a better idea of what works for you.
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Actually, while thinking about it, also the libertine icon itself as used in the system settings looks out of place compared to the other system settings icons. It's a big black (or white) blob. So, I guess if someone would design something lighter it could be proposed to core team to give the system settings a nicer look.
there has been a discussion about it in the telegram UI/UX group and @CiberSheep had proposed some interesting icons for libertine but idk why we fell back to the original hat...
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@mymike the hat might be the original logo?
Was so long ago I can't remember
Usage of SVG will probably fix the "pixelated" effect you have with PNG.
seems I was too slow. file has been deleted
Here you go
thanks. I got it now.
I have a proposal to add the sun symbol to the rose.
Thanks! I think the app icon is almost perfect like this.
Maybe the color contrast of the yellow against the blue/brown is a bit harsh, but then we want the sun to stand out and be bright, so I guess it's fine. The sun could even be a little bit bigger to stand out more.
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Maybe the color contrast of the yellow against the blue/brown is a bit harsh
I had the same feeling, so I changed the color a bit.
And I just layered the sun with the regular blue instead of the shadow to create contrast with the background.
As you suggested I also enlarge the sun.
So now you have an idea of the different solutions.
[Edit] Or you might prefer with the flaming sun...
@AppLee Nice. I have to admit that I can't actually see the flames on the device, but I'm just a sucker for them And the flame version also happens to have more yellow surface pixels, so I'd go with that.
I also tried the svg rose on the map now. Even the svg comes out pixelated though.
@AppLee I want to commit the the icon. Do you want to make a merge request yourself to make sure, your copyright is captured properly? Or shall I just add it on your behalf? If you want to MR it, just stick it into the assets folder. I can do the rest.
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Even the svg comes out pixelated though.
Too bad, I'll try to make another version with that in mind.
Regarding the commit, you can do it, I'm just glad you like it and that I could be of some help.
[Edit] If you want I can cleanup and send you the SVG file.
If you want I can cleanup and send you the SVG file.
That'd be great! I assume the svg is the preferred format to make modifications. I'll put it alongside the png. Assuming you agree I put them both as GPL v3, or later, same as the rest of the app, but with your copyright.
@doniks No problem PNG + SVG in GPLv3 is fine.
SVG is the format used for vector graphics (it actually means Scalable Vector Graphics). This is the format used by Inkscape which is like The Gimp but for vector graphics...
SVG is like a source code for pictures...
Here is the clean file: