Windows 7 Icon (aliasing)

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  1. 1h4x4s3x

    1h4x4s3x Senior member

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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:
    [​IMG]

    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. :hmm:
    [​IMG]


    Any idea?
     
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  4. 1h4x4s3x

    1h4x4s3x Senior member

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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.

    I like :thumbsup:
     
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    Qbah Diamond Member

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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? :p
     
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    1h4x4s3x Senior member

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    #5 1h4x4s3x, Mar 6, 2011
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    gamefreakgcb Platinum Member

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    Dude can you share those icons? I like dark desktops myself.
     
  8. 1h4x4s3x

    1h4x4s3x Senior member

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    Sure, have a look here