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New Product: Actipro Icons - Over 1,750 unique icon designs for your apps!

We’re very happy to announce the release of a brand new media product that can be used by any application or web developer:  Actipro Icons.

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Let's face it, most developers don't have the graphical skills it takes to make quality icons. And even if they do, proper icon creation takes a huge time investment. This is where Actipro Icons comes into play.

Actipro Icons provides a low-cost, yet complete solution for your graphics needs when building applications. It is a professionally-designed bundle of 10 categorized icon sets, containing over 1,750 unique icon designs, all in the Office 2007 style.

When counting the size, state, and format variations of each design, there are over 21,000 images included in the bundle.

Learn more about Actipro Icons

Multiple Sizes and States

All of the Actipro Icons (see our preview page) are implemented in 16x16 and 32x32 pixel sizes, with normal, hot and disabled states for each.

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The sample images above show the six variations of a "slide-show play" icon that are included in both alpha-blended PNG and Icon formats.

Pixel-Perfect Quality at Small Sizes

When comparing icon sets with other competitors, it's extremely important to look closely at the quality of the icons at the 32x32 and 16x16 pixel sizes, since nearly all practical icon usage is at those resolutions.

Here's where our product stands out. Most icon sets are designed for 256x256 size and then are just scaled down to 32x32 and 16x16 sizes. As any graphics designer will tell you, once you scale down an image like this, the result is a very poor quality image that is full of anti-aliasing and a has a general lack of clarity.

Actipro Icons are different. Every single one of our icons have been "cleaned up" following scaling, and a good amount of extra work has been done in some cases to get icons looking spectacular in 32x32 and 16x16 sizes. We fully encourage you to compare the quality of our icons with competitors.

Download Sampler

Download a free sampler containing several icons so that you can see the quality for yourself:

Download sampler

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Comments (2) -

December 1, 2008 at 19:57  

Christoph Brändle

great icons,
but everyone has bitmap Icons these days,
XAML Vector Icons, that would be most cool
Smile

December 2, 2008 at 04:04  

Bill Henning (Actipro)

Could you describe more about how you would use XAML-based icons in cases where they would be better than bitmap-based ones?

The nice thing about our sort of bitmap icons is that they are already cleaned up well to look great at 16x16 and 32x32, probably better looking than a vector icon would look at those resolutions.

That being said I can see if you have a slider to do zooming in your app and that zooms the toolbar, etc., XAML images would be nicer.

Any feedback on scenarios you have where the XAML kind is desirable is very useful for us.  Thanks!

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