Category icons have fuzzy edges

Reported by Chris Gregan on 2008-07-29
8
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu Netbook Remix
Medium
Pete Goodall
human-icon-theme
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

<Build: UNR 20080728>
<Environment: CG - 8.9">

Summary:
The icons for categories; Games, Graphics, and Sound&Video have fuzzy edges and lack the crisp details of the other icons used in the Launcher. Recommend we hand them off to be adjusted for a more consistent appearance.

Steps to Reproduce:
1) Compare icon quality of desktop launcher elements

Expected result:
All icons have crisp details and edges

Actual result:
Games, Graphics and Sound&Video category icons are not as crisp as other icons used.

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

It seems the hi-res versions of these icons do not exist.

Changed in netbook-remix:
assignee: nobody → njpatel
status: New → Confirmed
Bill Filler (bfiller) wrote :

Pete do we have new versions of these icons?

Changed in netbook-remix:
assignee: njpatel → repete
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 1.0
assignee: repete → pgoodall

I believe I have been mistaken for somebody else, I have no idea what this is about ..

Regards
Peter

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) wrote :

After having a quick chat on #ubuntu-artwork, it seems that there are no higher-res versions of applications-graphics and applications-games past 24x24.

This leaves us with the option of letting it stand how is it, or using (free) icons from a similar icon set. The icons from the gnome icon set look too different to me.

Pete Goodall (pgoodall) wrote :

So *that's* why I couldn't get the domain! ;-)

UNR is just using the Human icon theme, right? It is hard to believe we don't have a complete set of category icons for an icon set that has existed for so long. We should have a complete set. Would kwwii have the originals?

- Pete (aka repete)

Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) wrote :

I am the one that told Neil that they don't exist - sorry :-(

Pete Goodall (pgoodall) wrote :

I figured that, but the questions are:
1) Who created the Human icon theme?
   * According to /usr/share/doc/human-icon-theme it was jdub and dholboch
2) Do we have the source, and does that help to create larger sizes?

I know that we are currently working on Intrepid, but I need to know the level effort to resolve this issue.

Kenneth Wimer (kwwii) wrote :

Icon Factory made the icons. No, we do not have any sources available.

Bill Filler (bfiller) wrote :

no planned fix for 1.0

Changed in netbook-remix:
milestone: 1.0 → 2.0
Jack Deslippe (jdeslip) wrote :

Is there an icon set at gnome-look or somewhere else that doesn't have any fuzzy edges when used with the netbook remix? I.e. anyone have a recommendation for me?

Joshua (shaw-josh) wrote :

I just changed my icons in Preferences | Main Menu. I had to log out and back in for them to show up.

The icons I'm now using are:

/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/gnome-freecell.png for Games
/usr/share/icons/gnome/48x48/stock/net/stock_mail-druid-account.png for Graphics
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/gnome-sound-properties.png for Sound & Video

download ClearType Tuning...that should fix it!

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 7:06 PM, Joshua <email address hidden> wrote:

> I just changed my icons in Preferences | Main Menu. I had to log out
> and back in for them to show up.
>
> The icons I'm now using are:
>
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/gnome-freecell.png for Games
> /usr/share/icons/gnome/48x48/stock/net/stock_mail-druid-account.png for
> Graphics
> /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/gnome-sound-properties.png for Sound &
> Video
>
> --
> Category icons have fuzzy edges
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/252967
> You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu
> Artwork Team, which is the registrant for human-icon-theme.
>

Joshua (shaw-josh) wrote :

I'm sorry, ClearType Tuning appears to be a Microsoft app for fixing Windows
fonts. I'm using Ubuntu and Netbook-Launcher and was posting a quick fix
for the low resolution default icons. Sorry for the confusion.
josh

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 9:05 PM, tim <email address hidden> wrote:

> download ClearType Tuning...that should fix it!
>
> On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 7:06 PM, Joshua <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> > I just changed my icons in Preferences | Main Menu. I had to log out
> > and back in for them to show up.
> >
> > The icons I'm now using are:
> >
> > /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/gnome-freecell.png for Games
> > /usr/share/icons/gnome/48x48/stock/net/stock_mail-druid-account.png for
> > Graphics
> > /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/gnome-sound-properties.png for Sound
> &
> > Video
> >
> > --
> > Category icons have fuzzy edges
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/252967
> > You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu
> > Artwork Team, which is the registrant for human-icon-theme.
> >
>
> --
> Category icons have fuzzy edges
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/252967
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in human-icon-theme: New
> Status in Ubuntu Netbook Remix: Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> <Build: UNR 20080728>
> <Environment: CG - 8.9">
>
> Summary:
> The icons for categories; Games, Graphics, and Sound&Video have fuzzy edges
> and lack the crisp details of the other icons used in the Launcher.
> Recommend we hand them off to be adjusted for a more consistent appearance.
>
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1) Compare icon quality of desktop launcher elements
>
> Expected result:
> All icons have crisp details and edges
>
> Actual result:
> Games, Graphics and Sound&Video category icons are not as crisp as other
> icons used.
>

Alex Bruce (alexbruce7) wrote :

8(

This is still the case in the new 9.04 release which is just really sad. The whole Ubuntu Icon theme should be SVG.. its been how many years of this theme?

Im not great with graphics but i have on occasion banged together a icon using SVG elements. If i get some time ill bang together some and upload them

The icons that need to be SVG are as follows:

Games - Category
Graphics - Category
Sound & Video - Category

Accessories -> Passwords and Encryption Keys
Accessories -> Take Screenshots
Office -> EBook Reader (FBReader) - only slightly

Preferences -> Appearance
Preferences -> Encryption and Keyrings
Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts
Preferences -> SCIM ....
Preferences -> Windows (this one is basic! anyone could make his as SVG)

System -> Calibrate Touchscreen
System -> Software Sources
System -> Synaptic Package Manager

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