WHAT IS THIS?
This is the fifth 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
NewIcons. Sorry it's been so long since the last installment. I just
got married and that sort of side-tracked my icon production :)
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 my previous 4 AESicons archives. Most are totally
original, a few 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 contains a potpourri of icons for various programs, many of
them recent uploads to Aminet. Included is a complete icon set for Executive,
several productivity icons (CygnusEd, accounting programs, graphing, etc.),
and icons for sound/music programs, CyberGFX stuff, text utilities, and
I've also added in a few ToolManager Dock icons for networking stuff. Yes,
Toolmanager dock icons work with the NewIcons system, and it works great!
I conversed with Roger McVey a little while ago, and he's working on some
nifty "new" Newicons. I got a little preview and they look fantastic.
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 go out to Nicola
Salmoria for his great programming work, and Roger McVey for his talented
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; please let me know if you do.
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 by Michael Barsoom.
Feedback is always appreciated. If you use these icons, and love (or hate)
them, send me some e-mail and let me know. If you have a particular request
for an icon, I'm usually pretty accommodating.
Snail Mail Address:
2424 41st Ave. East., #370F
Seattle, Washington 98112
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