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Hey, What OS X icons would you guys like to see? I have been making OS X icons and I would love to here what you guys would like to see so I can make them.

So what icons have been pissing you off that you woud like me to redo? thanks

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All Adobe apps and ircle.
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The Finder.
And some really nice hard disk and folder icons would be nice.
post #4 of 82
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[quote]Originally posted by kaboom:
<strong>The Finder.
And some really nice hard disk and folder icons would be nice.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Can you be more spisific?

And what do you whant for the adob apps? there are already like 50 differnet Adob icon sets out there. What would you whant differnt?
post #5 of 82
How about icons for apps that have OS X native versions, but for some reason, their icons is still a 32x32, ugly pixelated thing?

Limewire and DiskTracker are two that spring immediately to mind. Maybe they've corrected the problem by now, but at last look, they both had old-style, pixel-based icons, even though the app itself was OS X native.

What do you use to do OS X icons, because I think I'd like to dabble in it. Iconographer? Or do you use Iconfactory's thing?
post #6 of 82
'Scates, you can just use Photoshop and IconComposer (part of DevTools), if you know how to get the alpha (which I bet you do so I'll shut up).

Also Mikey already has made a LimeWire icon, it's the nicest one I've seen. Well, it's also the only one I've seen. I just wish it were more Aqua-like.

As for what icons I would like, ehh.. I would like to see a nicer Terminal icon. Like one with the new LCD displays, not the really old (tripod-era) CRT ones as it is now. I should just do it myself, but I'm lazy.
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post #7 of 82
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[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
<strong>'Scates, you can just use Photoshop and IconComposer (part of DevTools), if you know how to get the alpha (which I bet you do so I'll shut up).

Also Mikey already has made a LimeWire icon, it's the nicest one I've seen. Well, it's also the only one I've seen. I just wish it were more Aqua-like.

As for what icons I would like, ehh.. I would like to see a nicer Terminal icon. Like one with the new LCD displays, not the really old (tripod-era) CRT ones as it is now. I should just do it myself, but I'm lazy.</strong><hr></blockquote>

what do you mean my you wish my LimeWire icon was more aqua-ish? Like gelly like?

That Terminal idea is a good one!

I have been trying to do apps that are OS X native but have ugly icons Like i have done LimeWire, Caracho, AIM, SerialReader , and now Stuffit and all its Documents. And I am going to keep doing more
post #8 of 82
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[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
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What do you use to do OS X icons, because I think I'd like to dabble in it. Iconographer? Or do you use Iconfactory's thing?</strong><hr></blockquote>

I use Iconographer I like it the best as a last step. I draw all my icons in PhotoShop 6.
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[quote]Originally posted by Michaelm8000:
<strong>

what do you mean my you wish my LimeWire icon was more aqua-ish? Like gelly like?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yes. Aqua-like. Not just plain vector-drawn-like. But I'm talking about a whole new icon, like a plug in the original LimeWire icon. A green Aqua-like plug. Your current LimeWire icon is nice, but it wouldn't lend itself to being Aqua candy-ized, I don't think, due to the small size of the wire and the texture of the lime. So basically, ignore my silly suggestion.

I also like your carracho icon but it is so close to the original. Also your stuffit is nice, but I've already replaced mine with a slightly more colorful, and interestingly-angled icon from <a href="http://icons.cx/" target="_blank">http://icons.cx/</a> , it does have the same "picture" in the icon though. If I hadn't already changed it to that one, I'd say yours is a huge improvement on Stuffit's ugly-tastic icon! Speaking of ugly-tastic, I'm going to make a replacement for the ScanWise icon--the driver software for Afga scanners.
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post #10 of 82
Icons I don't want to see: animé; application icons; Star Trek; hard drive icons; automobiles; lame celebrities

Icons I would like to see: fun, wacky, whimsical icons like Gort's icons and Perfect Yosemite icons <a href="http://www.perfectyosemite.com/" target="_blank">web page</a>; Bloom County; Looney Tunes; naked chicks; wildlife.

[ 11-13-2001: Message edited by: Mango ]</p>
post #11 of 82
hi,
i run Xicons.com... i'll be reading this thread for some public opinion on what to post and what to avoid. The good submissions are now coming in faster than i can post them so I have to pick and choose.

I do have a few sets of adobe icons laying around, but haven't posted them because there are already several online. But I'll put them up this week if there really is a desire for them.

Any other comments on what you would like to see posted and what should be avoided?

Jeff
post #12 of 82
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[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
<strong>

Yes. Aqua-like. Not just plain vector-drawn-like. But I'm talking about a whole new icon, like a plug in the original LimeWire icon. A green Aqua-like plug. Your current LimeWire icon is nice, but it wouldn't lend itself to being Aqua candy-ized, I don't think, due to the small size of the wire and the texture of the lime. So basically, ignore my silly suggestion.

I also like your carracho icon but it is so close to the original. Also your stuffit is nice, but I've already replaced mine with a slightly more colorful, and interestingly-angled icon from <a href="http://icons.cx/" target="_blank">http://icons.cx/</a> , it does have the same "picture" in the icon though. If I hadn't already changed it to that one, I'd say yours is a huge improvement on Stuffit's ugly-tastic icon! Speaking of ugly-tastic, I'm going to make a replacement for the ScanWise icon--the driver software for Afga scanners. </strong><hr></blockquote>

For my stuff it icon I was trying to follow the aqua guide lines for a ulitly icon. Those gidelines are a stait on angle for your object and use grey colors not bring colors.

As for your lime wire idea, I do not feel that every icon in OS X needs to be aqua (candy like). I did AIM and Carracho like that beacuse they both have very recignizible logos (running man and star) just like IE. That logo was a simple 1 color shape so I decided to make it aqua.

Thanks for all the sugestions
post #13 of 82
I know there is already soem of them but I would like some really good gaming icons. Maybe one for just my games folder. Theres nothing good for that right now. But yah some game icons are always good.

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post #14 of 82
Icons I don't want to see: anime, stupid hard drive replacements, star trek, anime, icons with thick, ugly black lines around everything, star wars, anime, etc.

Icons I would like to see more of: food items, sets of unique color variations on system icons (without other gaudy modifications), The Sims icons, other really nice ones like Glasz Icons and Polished Stone.

But overall, xicons really has a ton of great icons! You just need to weed out all of that anime, and keep it far, far away. Congratulations on a great site.

[ 11-13-2001: Message edited by: bradbower ]</p>
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post #15 of 82
[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
But overall, xicons really has a ton of great icons! You just need to weed out all of that anime, and keep it far, far away. Congratulations on a great site.
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I don't like the anime icons either, but there are a lot of people who specifically request them. Xicons' audience is very diverse and I try to make something available for everyone. Not everyone is going to like each icon set, but the idea is to provide enough choice so that there is something for everyone.

My main complaint with other icon sites is that there is not enough variation. You generally get one style of icon and if you don't like it, you're out of luck. That's why i think posting submissions is better than having one or a few icon designers in house making the decisions of what people should like.

I'll certainly keep everyone's comments in mind though when I post. I've already cut down tremendously on the number of "clip-art" icons posted because most people find them somewhat useless and generally boring. There are of course exceptions to that rule though.
post #16 of 82
I want the old spreadsheet, macpaint, macwrite and macplot icons back
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post #17 of 82
I'd like to see the following icon sets:

NFL football helmets ( all of them, not just the most popular teams )

Baseball and BasketBall logos

Complete OSX system sets

A good complete Star Wars related one.

I'll post more if I think of any.
post #18 of 82
[quote]Originally posted by dillyo1001:
<strong>

I don't like the anime icons either, but there are a lot of people who specifically request them. Xicons' audience is very diverse and I try to make something available for everyone. Not everyone is going to like each icon set, but the idea is to provide enough choice so that there is something for everyone.

My main complaint with other icon sites is that there is not enough variation. You generally get one style of icon and if you don't like it, you're out of luck. That's why i think posting submissions is better than having one or a few icon designers in house making the decisions of what people should like.

I'll certainly keep everyone's comments in mind though when I post. I've already cut down tremendously on the number of "clip-art" icons posted because most people find them somewhat useless and generally boring. There are of course exceptions to that rule though.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I can understand. Variation is a good thing.

This kind of brings me to the conclusion that almost all of the little sections for icon types are just a mixed bag. It would be nicer if you had more categories, like <a href="http://macdesktops.com/" target="_blank">http://macdesktops.com/</a> . More, as well as more descriptive categories make it easier to find icons, perhaps sub-categories would be a good concept as well. You could even cross-reference things if applicable. Also what would be nice is if you had numbered pages so you could go between pages and back, and have some idea how many icons are in each category, how many pages, etc. Not hard to do at all with PHP or the like. You've got a great idea, and lots of great icons. *thumbs up*
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post #19 of 82
I would like some good icons of Bungie's game Halo.

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World of Tron icons
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post #21 of 82
How bout you use the community pics and make icons of all of them
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post #22 of 82
Finder icon replacements. Sorry guys, but just like I think a find (aka, "search") should be added to the FINDer, I think an icon that suggests finding stuff should be part of the app.

Replacements for the Three-Bears Cottage "Home" icon.

TONS of folder icons. I'd like to use those like crazy, though apparently I have no imagination for creating them given that I tried using that Folder Icon shareware app and came out with all of 1 new icon.
post #23 of 82
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<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/mikesicons/Menu3.html" target="_blank"></a>

I made a Illustrator 10 icon. If you guys like it I will folowit up with the rest of the adobe apps. I havenot put the preview up on my site yet but the you can download the icon now.

enjoy
post #24 of 82
it may seem trivial enough... but I haven't been able to find a single Yahoo! Messenger icon. I found an alphabet icon set at Xicons (love that place) and just copy and pasted a "Y" for the moment... but it looks a bit... plain.

Dammit, I had a whole list of ideas, now I forgot. Grrr.
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post #25 of 82
If someone could come up with a tutorial of sorts perhaps we could all give OSX icons a shot?
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[quote]Originally posted by Michaelm8000:
<strong><a href="http://homepage.mac.com/mikesicons/Menu3.html" target="_blank"></a>

I made a Illustrator 10 icon. If you guys like it I will folowit up with the rest of the adobe apps. I havenot put the preview up on my site yet but the you can download the icon now.

enjoy</strong><hr></blockquote>

That is one sweet icon. Much better than the standard Adobe one, it's more inline with Apples guidelines to.
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post #27 of 82
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[quote]Originally posted by Mediaman:
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That is one sweet icon. Much better than the standard Adobe one, it's more inline with Apples guidelines to.</strong><hr></blockquote>

thanks. Dose that mean the I should go ahead and make the rest of the adobe apps?
post #28 of 82
Gimme some nice pr0n icons
post #29 of 82
Hi guys

I am looking for a nice scanner icon - I've just picked up a nice new umax and can I find a replacement for the vuescan app icon?

thanks
Mike
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I personally hate the current hard drive icons. I have downloaded two from xicons that feature the 9 icon for my os9 volume and the current X finder icon, but I would love to see a nice drive icon with 9 over it, casting a shadow on the drive, and X doing the same.
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post #31 of 82
[quote]Originally posted by dark3lf:
<strong>Gimme some nice pr0n icons </strong><hr></blockquote>

Someone posted a link to some over at the MacNN boards a couple of days ago. They were pretty funny.
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post #32 of 82
I'd like to see a good Aimster icon because the Classic icon looks so bad in the Dock.
post #33 of 82
I want some thanksgiving icons. My mum wants 'em
post #34 of 82
[quote]Originally posted by Michaelm8000:
<strong>

thanks. Dose that mean the I should go ahead and make the rest of the adobe apps?</strong><hr></blockquote>

Indeed you should. Very nice.
post #35 of 82
[quote]Originally posted by bradbower:
<strong>

I can understand. Variation is a good thing.

This kind of brings me to the conclusion that almost all of the little sections for icon types are just a mixed bag. It would be nicer if you had more categories, like <a href="http://macdesktops.com/" target="_blank">http://macdesktops.com/</a> . More, as well as more descriptive categories make it easier to find icons, perhaps sub-categories would be a good concept as well. You could even cross-reference things if applicable. Also what would be nice is if you had numbered pages so you could go between pages and back, and have some idea how many icons are in each category, how many pages, etc. Not hard to do at all with PHP or the like. You've got a great idea, and lots of great icons. *thumbs up*</strong><hr></blockquote>

Actually there are a lot of things like that bugging me about the current design. I plan on rebuilding both the navigation and the look and feel of the site in the near future. And the issues you bring up are on the top of my list.

Unfortunately I'm a little pressed for time lately. I've got two big websites under construction with virtually the same deadline. But you can expect to see a major rework of Xicons just after the first of the year.

Any other suggestions while I'm listening?
post #36 of 82
[quote]Originally posted by MacFan:
<strong>If someone could come up with a tutorial of sorts perhaps we could all give OSX icons a shot?</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'd be more than happy to feature tutorials on Xicons if some of you are willing to write them. i simply don't have time for it until maybe february, and they would be better coming from the community anyway. There are several different techniques in use out there...
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what the hell are you talking about? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
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[quote]Originally posted by AirSluf:
<strong>A really nice Buzz Lightyear head and his sidekick XR from the cartoon movie Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (like the Marvin of Agrapha Heads). I'd start with a photo of the kids Buzz but his dome is way too scratched up.</strong><hr></blockquote>

This reminds me, I would love icons from Monsters Inc.
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