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Old 04-Jun-2003, 15:45
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How do you create a crisp,sharp looking icon?


Im creating a Cd presentation with flash, and i want to place an icon on the CD that the user can click on to run the CD. I found an image I want to use & when I converted it to an icon (imagename.ico) it didnt look that clear, it was a bit blurry. Ive seen other cd's with small thumbnail icons that look quite clear. Is it possible for me to make a crisp, clear icon. If you want to see the jpg that I want to convert to an icon you can download it at:

If some one could show me or point me to a tutorial on how to achive this effect I would appreciate it.

Thank you.
Old 04-Jun-2003, 17:19
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Well I've had a go, but I'm no expert. I have no idea what software you have available to you, but the best freeware version by a few miles is The GIMP, which you can find for windows here: . If you want the linux version, then go here: .

Okay here's a very nice tutorial I found called creating icons:

This is a couple of efforts I've made using the visibone2 pallette (see tutorial):

Original scaled to 64 x 64

Altered picture with anti-aliasing and supernova light effects

Altered reduced to 32 x 32

Altered reduced to 16 x 16 (barely visible)

And finally my effort of a logo I did a while back:

I didn't spend long on this so don't worry and I learnt something too

Hope it helps.


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