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Old 03-05-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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Default Windows 7 Icon (aliasing)

I've been trying to make my own icons but I ran into aliasing issues. All my results so far have been horrible. They all suffer from jagged edges and I have no idea how to fix it.

For the sake of simplicity
  • In photshop; I create a cricle with the help of the ellipse tool
  • Save it as PNG or ICO (with the icon format plugin)
If saved as PNG
  • Load it in IconFX (True Color + Alpha Channel 32bits)
  • Save it as ICO
Either method makes them look like crap:


As you can see, all the other custom icons (token icon pack) look perfect except for mine.

Also, the PNG seems to be fine, but as soon as I convert it to ICO it becomes jagged.



Any idea?
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Old 03-05-2011, 02:47 PM   #2
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Try using this Free program

http://www.free-icon-editor.com/
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:21 AM   #3
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Thanks, finally figured it out. Works with either method/software. The issue was the resolution of the icon. I thought I tried it before but apparently not. 32x32 is the way to go.

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Old 03-06-2011, 09:03 AM   #4
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Thanks, finally figured it out. Works with either method/software. The issue was the resolution of the icon. I thought I tried it before but apparently not. 32x32 is the way to go.

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Sorry, but my eyes hurt just by looking at this for a few seconds... how can you manage to have that as your desktop wallpaper? Are you blind?
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:29 AM   #5
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The blur is slightly annoying but it's not that bad, man up.

I'm sure you'll like this though.

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Old 03-06-2011, 10:39 AM   #6
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I've been trying to make my own icons but I ran into aliasing issues. All my results so far have been horrible. They all suffer from jagged edges and I have no idea how to fix it.

For the sake of simplicity
  • In photshop; I create a cricle with the help of the ellipse tool
  • Save it as PNG or ICO (with the icon format plugin)
If saved as PNG
  • Load it in IconFX (True Color + Alpha Channel 32bits)
  • Save it as ICO
Either method makes them look like crap:


As you can see, all the other custom icons (token icon pack) look perfect except for mine.

Also, the PNG seems to be fine, but as soon as I convert it to ICO it becomes jagged.



Any idea?
Dude can you share those icons? I like dark desktops myself.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:42 AM   #7
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Sure, have a look here
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