WHAT IS THIS?
This is the fourth set of my NewIcon images for your Workbench.
These all use the standard NewIcon palette, so they won't
allocate any extra pens from your workbench if you are already using
IMPORTANT! If you are not running NewIcons, these will only look like
little squares and you won't see any cool icons. See below on how to
WHAT'S IN THIS VERSION?
Included are over 100 images not found in the original NewIcons archive,
NewIconsXtra set, or previous AESicons archives. Most are totally original,
some are adapted from parts of Roger McVey's work, and a few others are
adapted from images done by other aspiring icon artists.
This archive includes icons for several database programs, telecommunication
programs, GoldEd, mail programs and networking clients, and quite a few
I received several positive comments and suggestions regarding
my "flag" locale icons, and have included some additions, including the
South African flag, which was sent to me by David Wiles (Hi Dave!) Keep an
eye out for Dave's next installment of MyIsoIcons. Also some users told me
they prefer the folder images instead of the drawers, so I have included
folder equivalents for all of the drawers from my previous icon archives.
Also added in are some icons for the great mail notifier program, Sabot.
I have broken the size standard (36 x 40) for these ones, but I think it
is appropriate in this case, so you can actually see if you've got mail
or not without trying to distinguish the icons from the rest of the bunch
on your Workbench.
NewIcons tip of the day: If you are running a slower machine with
NewIcons/DefIcons, and you want to speed up the opening of directories,
think about removing the standard (non-NewIcon) images from your icons.
This not only frees up lots of hard drive space, but the icons will appear
even faster than they already do. Don't forget to do the same for your
default icons in Envarc:sys - that really speeds things up, and saves
you some RAM as well, since your Ram:env directory will be smaller.
Remember, though, that if you do this and you pass files to others not
running NewIcons, they won't be able to see the icon images, except for
a tiny square. I don't recommend this if you don't plan on using NewIcons
permanently. To remove the old images, I strongly recommend the program
"killoldicon", by Michael Barsoom, available on Aminet:
(pub/aminet/util/wb/killoldicon10.lha). It will convert multiple images in
a single pass.
By the way, I received the latest beta update of NewIcons (thanks Nicola!)
and it's got a couple of really cool new features. Watch this space
for more details.
HEY SOFTWARE AUTHORS!
For you software authors out there, how bout putting some NewIcon images
in with your programs? For those not using NewIcons, they don't see them
anyway, and it saves me the trouble of having to deal with deleting those
purple MWB icons and me having to make new images for your software.
You can easily make them from DPaint IFF brushes.
Regardless of whether you prefer MWB or NewIcon images (or neither!),
it's important to remember that the NewIcons system works with any style
of image, and gives you the benefit of not having to worry about what your
palette is set to in preferences. The images will auto-remap to the
appropriate color. Personally, I prefer the NewIcons style, but you can use
NewIcons to adapt your icons to any style you like. Thanks to Nicola Salmoria
for making such a fine system, and to Roger for his excellent artwork. It's
been fun working with you guys.
HOW DO I INSTALL THESE TINY LITTLE SQUARES?
If you plan to use these images, you need the NewIcons Package. It's
available on Aminet (pub/aminet/util/wb/NewIcons.lha). If you are not
running NewIcons, you will only see little squares for the icons, and
this package will be of no use for you. To install these images, use
the "copynewicon" utility to transfer the images over to the appropriate
icon. DON'T use the "creatdefaulticon" utility. That's for creating
NewIcon images for files that don't have ".info" files attached to them.
Copynewicon is safe to use on your existing icons, because it won't mess
with your default tool or your tooltypes. Also, DON'T just copy the .info
file over to your existing programs, because you won't keep your default
tool or tooltypes that way either. Like the NewIcons documentation says,
think of this collection as a catalog of "images" rather than icons, from
which you copy the image over to your other programs, rather than replacing
the whole icon itself.
This set is freely distributable, and the individual icons may be used or
modified as you please. If you pass on the package to others, please keep
the archive intact with its documentation. The authors of the programs
for which these icons were designed have my permission to add them to
their program archives.
These icons were created with DeluxePaint IV AGA, NED (NEwicons Editor,
Roger McVey's NewIcon editor - still in beta form) and NewIcon2brush.
Final formatting was done with killoldicon.
Feedback is always appreciated. If you use these icons, and love (or hate)
them, send me some e-mail.
Snail Mail Address:
2424 41st Ave. East., Apt #370F
Seattle, Washington 98112
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