[openbeos-cdt] Re: OK Boss, you got my attention...

  • From: Kristof Polleunis aka BeAdingo <kristof_polleunis@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeos-cdt@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 00:00:01 -0800 (PST)

But a photographer could help out to create a set of
backgrounds that are in line with the message we want
to  send out to the people.  Once we have this
message, a name, colorpalette there's nothing stopping
you from making matching backgrounds

Just a thought


--- Jace <jace@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >If there is anything you or anyone else would want
> specifically, you have but
> >to ask for it and I'll see what I can do.  It
> occurs to me that some icons
> >could be represented by photographs.  An example I
> used previously was an
> >antique radio for a sound application icon.  I do
> not know how to make icons
> >in the required format, but I can produce images
> that could be used as icons
> >in and of themselves or as part of a composite
> image.  Iconography is not my
> >specialty.
> Dale, 
> I'm sure your photographic talents will be
> indispensible to us.  Thanks for offering.  For
> icons, right now, we cannot use photographic
> materials as icons.  The limitations on BeOS's icon
> format and handling make it impossible.  BeOS icons
> are limited to 16x16, or 32x32, dimensions (pixels)
> and limited to 256 colors.  Photography does not
> scale to this limitation very well.  Some do, but
> they have to be VERY carefully chosen (single
> objects with easy to cut out backgrounds, limited
> color, etc).  The best approach for icons at THIS
> time in OBOS is to stick with iconography and
> illustration styles that have been in use over the
> last few years.  Go check out this site:
> http://www.iconfactory.com and look at the icons
> that are NOT for MacOSX and NOT for WinXP.  The
> designs there are very cool and many are quite
> appropriate.  This is just if you're curious.  The
> icon team should take a visit there, too, for some
> inspiration.  Fun site :)
> Cheers,
> -Jace
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