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Old 18 July 2019, 14:45   #1

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[WHDLoad] The easiest, best way to create icons

I was never strong about creating icons for my installs. I nees some advices about creating icons. Mean about normal, newicon and coloricon. Any suggestions, tools, colors and so on are more than welcome.
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Old 18 July 2019, 16:07   #2
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PPaint can at least save normal and newicon. However, it is good for creating/painting. Image2Icon or Newicon from Thomas can be used to create icons for example. Easy to use. You need to know the size and colour (if exists) limits of the different icon formats. If you want oldskool icons then use 4 colours. MWB icons use MWB colour palette. NewIcons can have up to 256 colours if I'm not wrong, or only 16/32?

Just try PPaint and save some brushes as icon and see what happens with different settings. Similar with Image2Icon/Newicon/....
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Old 18 July 2019, 22:40   #3

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Thanks daxb. but right now I give up - it consume too much time for me. If I find some time I will try.

Or I will ask for icons (icon, newicon, coloricon). Thanks
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Old 18 July 2019, 23:42   #4
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If you use the Icon.library by Peter Peter Keunecke, you can create icons by simply renaming an image .PNG to .INFO

If you want, you can also merge two images and create a DualPng Icon with two sides.
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there's also this tool called ilbmtoicon: https://www.amigadev.com/ports/ilbmtoicon
Originally made for AROS, converts png and iff to .info file.
It's a cli tool, but it's very easy to use.

ilbmtoicon DESCRIPTIONFILE IMAGE1 [IMAGE2] outfile
If two images are specified, both must be of the same file format, ie. PNG or ILBM. The image format determines whether an Amiga style icon (ILBM) or a PNG style icon (PNG) will be created.
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