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Re: why is carbon drawing sooo slow??   -   Charles Yeomans
  Icon Advice   -   Stephen Hardie
   Re: Icon Advice   -   Cristian
   Re: Icon Advice   -   Sean McGinley
    Can't get QuickTime movies to show up!   -   Tony Martin
   Re: Noteplayer   -   Sean McGinley

Icon Advice
Date: 04.08.01 02:39 (Fri, 03 Aug 2001 18:39:21 -0700)
From: Stephen Hardie
Hello Everyone,

I have a few questions about creating and adding an icon for my
application. Hopefully some of you can answer some of my questions.

Under OS 9
1. Color Depth is 1, 2, 4, 6, 16, 32? What is the correct bit depths
possible?
2. The possible Icons sizes are 16x16, 32x32?
3. To make sure I understand, the mask is the area you see usually when
dragging an icon, etc ?

Under OS X
1. Is the Color Depth the same as OS 9?
2. Possible Icon sizes are 16x12, 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, 128x128?

And finally, what is a good Icon Editor(s) and graphics applications to use?
I do have Photoshop (borrowed from work), but I'm not much of an artist.

Also would like to know if anyone knows or can create decent icons? I'll
consider paying or offer a free license as well.

Thanks,

Stephen

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Re: Icon Advice
Date: 04.08.01 03:09 (Fri, 3 Aug 2001 22:09:28 -0400)
From: Cristian
>Hello Everyone,
>
> I have a few questions about creating and adding an icon for my
>application. Hopefully some of you can answer some of my questions.
>
>Under OS 9
> 1. Color Depth is 1, 2, 4, 6, 16, 32? What is the correct bit depths
> possible?

Use 8 bit (256 colors) and optionally 32 bit (millions)

> 2. The possible Icons sizes are 16x16, 32x32?

Yes, for Classic MacOS

> 3. To make sure I understand, the mask is the area you see usually when
> dragging an icon, etc ?

The mask defines the actual "content" of the icon. For 8 bit icons,
the mas is 1 bit, where white is "no content" and black is "content".
White parts of the mask make the icon transparent.
For 32 bit icons, the mask is 8 bit (256 grayscale mask) white is
transparent, black is solid content, and shades of gray are levels of
transparency.
>
>Under OS X
> 1. Is the Color Depth the same as OS 9?
> 2. Possible Icon sizes are 16x12, 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, 128x128?

No idea about OSX! Anyone else enlighten us?

>
>And finally, what is a good Icon Editor(s) and graphics applications to use?
>I do have Photoshop (borrowed from work), but I'm not much of an artist.

I think the best one is Iconographer:
http://www.mscape.com/products/iconographer.html

>
>Also would like to know if anyone knows or can create decent icons? I'll
>consider paying or offer a free license as well.

I'm in for it. I can send you some samples of icons I have made, and
submitted to Iconfactory "pixelpalooza" contest...

-Cristian

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Re: Icon Advice
Date: 09.08.01 15:22 (Thu, 9 Aug 2001 07:22:49 -0700 (PDT))
From: Sean McGinley
Paul,

I am posting this to NUG as I have sent it to you direct and recieved a
bounce each time over the past few days.

I would be happy to give the class a try.
>
> If it is under 1.5 mb it can be sent as an attachment
> other wise I can give you an ftp site to upload to.
>
> Let me know,
>
> Thanks again,
>
> Sean
> --- Buddy <<email address removed>> wrote:
> > Hi there,
> >
> > If you want, I can send you the class that I made for the
> > "Win32QTNotePlayer". It's pretty straightforward.
> >
> > Just give the word.
> >
> > Paul
> >
> > on 8/6/01 12:48 AM, Sean McGinley at <email address removed> wrote:
> >
> > > Hey Paul,
> > >
> > > I was going through NUG postings I had saved for
> > > future reference and I came across your post on
> > > noteplayer for win32.
> > >
> > > I have a soudblaster and I have directx installed, and
> > > yet I can't get the noteplayer stuff to even blink at
> > > me let alone make a sound.
> > >
> > > Is there some special targetwin32 stuff that is
> > > required?
> > >
> > > Any help is greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > > Sean McGinley
> > >



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