Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Sep 2009 17:43 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Last week, Culf of Mac published an article showing off some of Snow Leopard's beautiful 512x512 icons, revealing some interesting tidbits about them you could only see when the icons are fully maximised. In this article, I compare some of Snow Leopard's icons to those of Windows 7, and you'll see while both operating systems have beautiful icons, there are some key differences between the styles of these icons. Note that this article contains some large images, so if you're on dial-up, you've been warned.
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by Verunks on Mon 7th Sep 2009 18:46 UTC
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ico format isn't that bad since it can contains multiple icons with different resolution and depth, mac os x uses the icns format that should be quite the same, what windows should really do instead is allowing the user to choose png/jpg/gif too

embedding icons in exe isn't bad either, osx put it inside the .app folder, but on windows let's say you download an installer for an app, if the icon isn't embedded you'll have to download the png separately otherwise it won't have any icon

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