On Fri, 2006-06-16 at 03:13 +0930, David Gowers wrote:

> Also, jimmac, what prompted the reduction of the outline contrast on
> the FGselect icons? Just that it was difficult to make work at the
> lower sizes?

Hi David,
can you help me in figuring out which icons you mean specifically?
Overall we tried to avoid black for outlines. It's the old GNOME style
that was fairly unique. All the other platforms, Windows, KDE, Mac OS,
use a slightly dark shade of a base color for the stroke if there is
one. We kept black on the gradients as it really needs maximum contrast
to see what tupe of color blend it is at such a small space. Also the
cursors will keep black stroke as it helps to locate it more easily on
the screen.

> The crop tool icon is a bit more incomprehensible than the previous
> icon.. which I eventually came to recognize on occasion as a scalpel.
> It could work better to emphasize the cutting edge by making the blade
> darker and flat, highlighting the edge in near-solid white... Or maybe
> it's meant to look like a razor.. In any case, I think that killing
> some of the shading and emphasizing the edge is wise.

You don't appear to be the only one who's not happy with the scalpel we
have. I'll investigate if it's possible to draw a recognisable rasor at
16x16 or maybe just a rectangle with the handlebars.

> One other thing.. I don't really apprehend the paint in the
> paintbucket as paint. It's not that it's diffusely shiny, more that
> it's so rectangular.. if you made a semi-isolated drip at the end, i
> think it could be solved that way.

Alrighty. I'll see about lowering the viscosity parameter in my icon
physics lab ;)

Thanks for the feedback.

Jakub Steiner <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Novell, Inc.

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