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Re: OpenMPT logo and icon redesign (was: Some custom MPT icons I made)
« Reply #90 on: April 05, 2018, 14:22:47 »
I prefer the brighter version. In general the slightly increased contrast will also make the graphics more accesible to people with bad vision. So I suggest to go with that version (and update the other colors).
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Re: OpenMPT logo and icon redesign (was: Some custom MPT icons I made)
« Reply #91 on: April 07, 2018, 15:47:52 »
All my thumbs up for the brightened version!

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Re: OpenMPT logo and icon redesign (was: Some custom MPT icons I made)
« Reply #92 on: April 07, 2018, 18:01:42 »
Brighter version for me too. :)
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Re: OpenMPT logo and icon redesign (was: Some custom MPT icons I made)
« Reply #93 on: April 17, 2018, 05:04:33 »
Sounds like this is the one. Let me update the grey color on everything else so we have a unified look.

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Re: OpenMPT logo and icon redesign (was: Some custom MPT icons I made)
« Reply #94 on: April 17, 2018, 11:50:28 »
What software are you using to design your artwork in the first place?

As it turns out, even though the SVGs you provide are indeed fine, this format might not be the optimal format for integrating into OpenMPT, because we probably have to convert the SVG to EMF+ for actual use (a conversion which Inkscape apparently cannot do without introducing unbearable artefacts and/or extremely huge files).
It would probably be useful to provide the original native file format of the application in addition (which would be needed to properly support potential future updates to the design anyway), and in particular, if supported, could you export also to .emf (preferably in EMF+ format ("Enhanced Metafile Format Plus Extensions"), but EMF format ("Enhanced Metafile Format") would also work). Might also be called .wmf ("Windows Metafile format"), however, please try to make sure to use the newer EMF versions if at all possible.

Regarding the design, I have nothing to add to what has already been said by others :)

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Re: OpenMPT logo and icon redesign (was: Some custom MPT icons I made)
« Reply #95 on: April 18, 2018, 22:31:49 »
I'm using the newest version of Adobe Illustrator and I'm afraid the file formats you mentioned are not supported but I can provide you with the original files if that helps.

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Re: OpenMPT logo and icon redesign (was: Some custom MPT icons I made)
« Reply #96 on: April 18, 2018, 23:24:37 »
Are you checking the export menu option? According to this help article, EMF should be supported: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/exporting-artwork.html
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Re: OpenMPT logo and icon redesign (was: Some custom MPT icons I made)
« Reply #97 on: April 19, 2018, 04:18:26 »
That was it. I'll export it as emf then. :)

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Sorry about the huge amount of time that has passed. I tried to convert the files to emf before I went to Europe for a big part of the summer, where I didn't have my iMac. I'm sorry that didn't work but now I'm back in LA finally. Basically I have the same problem. I can't convert the files to emf without including all the extra stuff outside of the artboard in Illustrator. This is not a problem with svg. As soon as I choose emf it grays out the 'use artboards' option. I'm completely stuck. I could provide you with all the files as svg if there is some way that you could convert them?
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Welcome back. I guess in the end we will just have to convert the SVG to different resolutions (100% and 200% scaling, or just 200% scaling and scale it down to 100%, 125%, 150% etc on demand) for use within the application. The little amount of vector graphics we use does not really justify including a full-blown SVG renderer which would be almost the same size as the rest of OpenMPT executable.
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Re: OpenMPT logo and icon redesign (was: Some custom MPT icons I made)
« Reply #100 on: July 19, 2018, 08:03:13 »
I guess in the end we will just have to convert the SVG to different resolutions (100% and 200% scaling, or just 200% scaling and scale it down to 100%, 125%, 150% etc on demand) for use within the application. The little amount of vector graphics we use does not really justify including a full-blown SVG renderer which would be almost the same size as the rest of OpenMPT executable.

Agreed. Going forward, we could sometime of course use SVG in Windows 10 builds, where SVG support is available.

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Re: OpenMPT logo and icon redesign (was: Some custom MPT icons I made)
« Reply #101 on: July 20, 2018, 07:15:01 »
Here are all the files in svg format. :)

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Re: OpenMPT logo and icon redesign (was: Some custom MPT icons I made)
« Reply #102 on: July 24, 2018, 20:27:11 »
Thanks a lot! Now we can finally start integrating this into the program (and later into the website). You have done a really great work here.
If you are interested in further contributions, we can maybe talk about redoing (some of) the other icons as well.
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Re: OpenMPT logo and icon redesign (was: Some custom MPT icons I made)
« Reply #103 on: July 24, 2018, 20:36:39 »
Oh, and I noticed that the about screen background waveform is still the dark variant, while I preferred the slightly brighter waveform.
Edit: I have noticed that the ripple effect on the about screen would also work better if the background was slightly grey-ish rather than complete black (something like #262626). Do you think you could change it to grey?
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Re: OpenMPT logo and icon redesign (was: Some custom MPT icons I made)
« Reply #104 on: July 25, 2018, 00:54:07 »
Thanks you! It's been a pleasure. Here is the about screen with a grey-ish background and a brighter waveform. :)
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