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Application Icon

Created Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:31:12 +0000 by ricklon


Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:31:12 +0000

HI All,

I'm trying to help get the MPIDE to appear different from the standard Arduino. To that end I've got a proposed application icon. If anone has suggestions or improvements let me know.

[attachment=1]MPIDE (6).png[/attachment]

[attachment=0]Screen shot 2011-10-06 at 4.19.03 PM.png[/attachment]

I'll be adding it in the next test build. Which I'm hoping to release this week.



Mon, 10 Oct 2011 06:43:37 +0000

Great :!:

Is mpide has its own extension for the sketches and, in this case, why not a specific icon for the sketches, like this based on ricklon's design :?:



Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:01:16 +0000

How about this one? I have the gimp source if your interested.



Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:23:12 +0000

I have a great icon idea, but I don't know what the maximum height and width can be.(in pixels)

Also if there was one thing I would change about all future versions of the Arduino IDE, as well as the MPIDE, it would be adding in the preferences whether to show upon clicking the icon, img1/img2, then delay, then open up the IDE. Or to just open the IDE right away...

Also will there be an MPIDE library for the chipKIT's RTCC any time soon?


Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:51:09 +0000

For Mac OS X, 512 x 512 pixels.


Mon, 10 Oct 2011 19:12:35 +0000

What about windows 7?


Mon, 17 Oct 2011 00:29:12 +0000

Cool suggestions. I'll work on the the document icon, it just needs a bit of balancing with the logo.

Also, if there can be an example screen shot of the fancy app icon. I think we could use that.



Tue, 18 Oct 2011 14:53:44 +0000

I can alter it based on your recommendations or I can send you the source and you can edit it yourself (forum wouldn't let me attach the xcf file).



Sat, 29 Oct 2011 21:34:13 +0000

whoover, I like the ideas in you icon. It needs a little more polish.

I'm going to do a release this weekend with the other icon. I would like to eventually use a version of your proposed icon. If you could send me sources I can see about tweaking them.


Darth Maker

Sun, 30 Oct 2011 05:02:02 +0000

I actually like your original (first post in this thread) icon the best ricklon.

No offense whoover, but your shiny icon looks 50s (or 60/70/80s, I don't really know, they're all old.)


Sun, 30 Oct 2011 06:42:50 +0000

Changing the icons is very easy in Mac OS X. I don't know for Windows.

So could we consider a collections of different icons so everyone could pick the ones he/she likes most?

Please, don't spend too much time on the icons. Sure, MPIDE deserves its own icons, but there are so many features and fixes to work on ;)

Good luck with the development :!:


Mon, 31 Oct 2011 12:17:37 +0000

Rick, what email do you want me to send the sources to? It wont let me attach the icon source in this post.