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StandardGlowIcons

Description: Standardised GlowIcons Icon Set
Download: standardglowicons.lha       (TIPS: Use the right click menu if your browser takes you back here all the time)
Size: 7Mb
Version: 1.1
Date: 25 Nov 2021
Author: Wizardry and Steamworks
Submitter: Eugene aGGreSSor Sobolev
Homepage: https://grimore.org/amiga/standardised_glowicons
Category: graphics/icon
License: Other
Distribute: yes
Min OS Version: 4.0
FileID: 11854
 
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                    Standardised GlowIcons Icon Set

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Changelog
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  * 20211124 - Correct permissions and convert to project icons.

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About
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This is an effort to create an exhaustive collection of GlowIcons for the 
simple reason that there are certain scattered packages of lovely GlowIcons
that are not easy to access unless you know their names precisely and
search for them on AmiNET. Furthermore, some of the GlowIcons you find are
not quite uniformly standardised. For example, the icons for preferences
sometimes appear with a question mark to the left of the icon and sometimes
to the right. Sometimes, the preferences icons have a question mark that
lights up, sometimes they do not. Some drawers are in a squashed "small"
format, sometimes they are large.

All these issues leads to the need of a good, large and fat icon set that
you can whilst preserving the dimensions and style - which, by consequence
also helps sorting and arranging icons so they are on the same sort row and
column.

We chose only one standard out of all these variations; not because they
look "better" than the others, but rather because they are more icons of
the same style publicly available! The style we picked roughly conforms to
the following specification:

  * All icons are GlowIcons.
  * Workbench 3.2 glowicons were not included because even though they are
    glowicons they are drawn with a different style that sets them apart
    from all the other glowicons you might find around.
  * Preferences have been split into three styles based on the style of the
    question mark that is drawn on the preference icons:
    * black question mark,
    * blue question mark,
    * slider-style
  * Only "light blue" drawer icons have been included and no "folder"
    icons have been included.
  * Large and exotic icons not included.
  * Games and applications are sorted together in "Applications/".

The collection of GlowIcons that were sorted using the following methods in
order:

  1.) all icons are sorted alphabetically
  2.) if the icon was recognised as corresponding to an application, it was
      named after the application
  3.) if the icon had a name, it was copied as that name
  4.) if the icon had no name, then the image of that icon was
      conceptualised as a word or a contraction of two words
  5.) if an icon already exists but looks different, then it is serialised
      by appending a number to the name of the icon
      
Also note that all the drawers 0-9, A..Z that do not contain icons have a
warning sign icon on the drawer. This makes it easier to distinguish from
other drawers that do contain icons.

On number 4, we would like to mention that conceptualising means attributing
a word to an icon "dog", "cat", "brush", etc... And that it may happen that
some of these icons correspond to an application instead. For example, a
drawer with a monkey-looking creature is apparently attributed to ImageFX
such that we renamed the icon from "Monkey" to ImageFX.

The set we present here should not be taken as a complete collection of
GlowIcons but rather an attempt to sort icons by their size and aspect. It
is also possible that, say, a commodity does not have a flat border around
the edges, but it is a commodity yet it is sorted in this collection as an
application.

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Statistics
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The following table shows the type of icon and the count as well as the
total number of icons available.

+-------------------+---------+
| Item              |  Count  |
+-------------------+---------+
| Applications      | 1890    |
| Commodities       |   29    |
| Default App Icons |    8    |
| Default Icons     |  313    |
| Drawers           | 1182    |
| Drives            |  252    |
| Preferences       |  432    |
| Templates         |   26    |
+-------------------+---------+
| Total:            | 4132    |
--------------------+---------+

The release also includes template icons for drawers, preferences,
applications and commodities that follow the same standard as this icon
collection.

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Credits & License
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This compilation could not have been assembled, concocted and composed if it
weren't for the work of the following artists and collectors:

  * Heinz Andreollla
  * Matt Chaput
  * Thomas Körner
  * Oliver Tacke and Heinz Andreolla and Phil Vedovatti
  * Thomas Peterseim and Marco Schärfchen
  * Kent Seaton
  * Jimmy Knudsen
  * Jürgen Urbanek
  * Jaakko Oranen
  * calksterapex2000.net (jackl.calk)
  * SIL^51 (sil51ifrance.com)
  * Markus Kuhnen
  * Alessandro Bacchia
  * Remolus (Various Artists)
  * Craig Daines

We would like to apologise in advance in case we omitted to name someone
from whom some of these icons stem, and, if that is the case, please do drop
us an e-mail so we can add you to this list. Similarly, if you want your
icons removed, please contact us and we will remove them promptly.
Conversely, if you are an icon creator and would like to have your icons
included please drop us an e-mail and we will sort them and file them into
the collection.

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>> Project Website
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The project website can be found at:

  * https://grimore.org/amiga/standardised_glowicons

which contains more up-to-date information on the status of the icons.

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>> Feedback
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You can reach us at:

   Wizardry and Steamworks
   Discord: https://discord.gg/k9kyDsa
   e-mail: mail at grimore.org


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