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This might be a dumb question. I don't know. I'm new to all this. How
do you find icons for your programs? All GUI applications have cool
icons that represent various things. For instance, to save is often
represented as a disk, etc. You know, the small little picture
references that give meaning to the phrase 'Graphical User Interface'.
But I'm not a graphics artist! Drawing is simply one talent that
skipped me completely. Where can I find icons to use with my programs?

I don't even know how to search for them, because I'm not sure how to
word it. I tried Googling various things: icons, software graphics,
application icons, custom graphics, etc, etc. But I'm not getting much
luck here you guys.

Also, besides just finding a collection of various pre-made icons, who
would I talk to to make me some original custom made icons? I'll look
for hours and find one or two places, but they never respond to my
messages, so I figure they must not do that kind of art work.

I'm looking for both: a collection of graphics and some place (or
someone) that can make custom original graphics. The latter is just
for future reference. The more important one is the former, because I
can't even afford to pay for originals right now. But maybe I will
soon, so it would be nice to have a resource.

Thanks in advance,
Joshua
Jun 27 '08 #1
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Sanoski:
Where can I find icons to use with my programs?
http://sourceforge.net/projects/icon-collection/

Neil
Jun 27 '08 #2
On Sat, 24 May 2008 21:42:57 -0700, Sanoski wrote:
This might be a dumb question. I don't know. I'm new to all this. How
do you find icons for your programs? All GUI applications have cool
icons that represent various things. For instance, to save is often
represented as a disk, etc. You know, the small little picture
references that give meaning to the phrase 'Graphical User Interface'.
But I'm not a graphics artist! Drawing is simply one talent that
skipped me completely. Where can I find icons to use with my programs?
Many GUI toolkit ( like wx and gtk ) have a standard stock of icons for
common tasks ( load, save, ok, cancel, ...).

Ciao
----
FB
Jun 27 '08 #3
Sanoski wrote:
This might be a dumb question. I don't know. I'm new to all this. How
do you find icons for your programs? All GUI applications have cool
icons that represent various things. For instance, to save is often
represented as a disk, etc. You know, the small little picture
references that give meaning to the phrase 'Graphical User Interface'.
But I'm not a graphics artist! Drawing is simply one talent that
skipped me completely. Where can I find icons to use with my programs?

I don't even know how to search for them, because I'm not sure how to
word it. I tried Googling various things: icons, software graphics,
application icons, custom graphics, etc, etc. But I'm not getting much
luck here you guys.

Also, besides just finding a collection of various pre-made icons, who
would I talk to to make me some original custom made icons? I'll look
for hours and find one or two places, but they never respond to my
messages, so I figure they must not do that kind of art work.

I'm looking for both: a collection of graphics and some place (or
someone) that can make custom original graphics. The latter is just
for future reference. The more important one is the former, because I
can't even afford to pay for originals right now. But maybe I will
soon, so it would be nice to have a resource.

Thanks in advance,
Joshua
http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Desktop_Project
http://www.oxygen-icons.org/
http://everaldo.com/crystal/

--
Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevin
http://www.codebykevin.com
Jun 27 '08 #4

Learn how to use Gimp,

Make your own icons, of and from anything.
You can use screen shots and picks from
anywhere. Import your own photos and modify
any pic however you want. Check them out,
free download, tutorial.

http://www.gimp.org

jim-on-linux
http://www.inqvista.com

Sanoski wrote:
This might be a dumb question. I don't
know. I'm new to all this. How do you
find icons for your programs? All GUI
applications have cool icons that
represent various things. For instance,
to save is often represented as a disk,
etc. You know, the small little picture
references that give meaning to the
phrase 'Graphical User Interface'. But
I'm not a graphics artist! Drawing is
simply one talent that skipped me
completely. Where can I find icons to
use with my programs?

I don't even know how to search for
them, because I'm not sure how to word
it. I tried Googling various things:
icons, software graphics, application
icons, custom graphics, etc, etc. But
I'm not getting much luck here you guys.

Also, besides just finding a collection
of various pre-made icons, who would I
talk to to make me some original custom
made icons? I'll look for hours and find
one or two places, but they never
respond to my messages, so I figure they
must not do that kind of art work.

I'm looking for both: a collection of
graphics and some place (or someone)
that can make custom original graphics.
The latter is just for future reference.
The more important one is the former,
because I can't even afford to pay for
originals right now. But maybe I will
soon, so it would be nice to have a
resource.

Thanks in advance,
Joshua

http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Desktop
_Project http://www.oxygen-icons.org/
http://everaldo.com/crystal/
Jun 27 '08 #5

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