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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RE[4]: Give me functional
by Glynser on Tue 8th Sep 2009 06:52 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Give me functional"
Glynser
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2007-11-29

The problem with SVG or vector graphics in general is that you can't really predict how they will look like in 16x16 or 32x32. But when you design a pixel icon in 16x16 or 32x32, you have control over every single pixel, which is why they often look clearer.

Sadly, many icons today are already designed in a higher resolution and simply scaled down, resulting in exactly the same problem, but that's another story...

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