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Is there a Microsoft app that will create icons?

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We're creating an Outlook-style Windows app that will have icons in it. I
was just wondering if there was a Microsoft product that I could use to
create icons. I'm not a graphics person but I have an MSDN subscription so
I can get most Microsoft software. I was going to see how far I could get.

Thanks,
Ron
Feb 15 '07 #1
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Any graphics editor can create the icons for you.

I was thinking of doing this ( as you are looking for ) at one point, but in
the end I bought some icons.
Example as such is ( or the place where I used - and i have no affiliation
with them )
http://www.virtuallnk.com/industry-i...llections.aspx

I looked at it this way...
Lets say Itl take me X amount of hours for a tonne of icons i would like to
create.
That time I would spend ( cause im not a graphics person either ) was way
more than the cost of a whole icon package.

Time is money :-)

They look really professional.
So my suggestion is to go online and look for some prices and the amount of
icons you get far exceeds what you could have created in the same allotted
time.

-Leave the graphics for artsy people -Leave the coding to us. :-)

Miro
"Ronald S. Cook" <rc***@westinis.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
We're creating an Outlook-style Windows app that will have icons in it. I
was just wondering if there was a Microsoft product that I could use to
create icons. I'm not a graphics person but I have an MSDN subscription
so I can get most Microsoft software. I was going to see how far I could
get.

Thanks,
Ron


Feb 15 '07 #2

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Miro wrote:
Any graphics editor can create the icons for you.

I was thinking of doing this ( as you are looking for ) at one point, but in
the end I bought some icons.
Example as such is ( or the place where I used - and i have no affiliation
with them )
http://www.virtuallnk.com/industry-i...llections.aspx

I looked at it this way...
Lets say Itl take me X amount of hours for a tonne of icons i would like to
create.
That time I would spend ( cause im not a graphics person either ) was way
more than the cost of a whole icon package.

Time is money :-)

They look really professional.
So my suggestion is to go online and look for some prices and the amount of
icons you get far exceeds what you could have created in the same allotted
time.

-Leave the graphics for artsy people -Leave the coding to us. :-)

Miro
"Ronald S. Cook" <rc***@westinis.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>We're creating an Outlook-style Windows app that will have icons in it. I
was just wondering if there was a Microsoft product that I could use to
create icons. I'm not a graphics person but I have an MSDN subscription
so I can get most Microsoft software. I was going to see how far I could
get.

Thanks,
Ron


I agree with that. We were going to create our own as well, but we ended
up just paying $100 for a package of 3000 icons. We didn't use 90% of
them, but that other 10% saved us more than $100 worth of labor to
create them.
Feb 15 '07 #3

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nope; MS was too busy playing the Xbox to give a crap about
programmers

On Feb 15, 6:11 am, "Ronald S. Cook" <r...@westinis.comwrote:
We're creating an Outlook-style Windows app that will have icons in it. I
was just wondering if there was a Microsoft product that I could use to
create icons. I'm not a graphics person but I have an MSDN subscription so
I can get most Microsoft software. I was going to see how far I could get.

Thanks,
Ron

Feb 15 '07 #4

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programmers _ARE_ artsy people

if you can't do graphics you shouldn't be writing code

On Feb 15, 6:22 am, "Miro" <miron...@golden.netwrote:
Any graphics editor can create the icons for you.

I was thinking of doing this ( as you are looking for ) at one point, but in
the end I bought some icons.
Example as such is ( or the place where I used - and i have no affiliation
with them )http://www.virtuallnk.com/industry-i...llections.aspx

I looked at it this way...
Lets say Itl take me X amount of hours for a tonne of icons i would like to
create.
That time I would spend ( cause im not a graphics person either ) was way
more than the cost of a whole icon package.

Time is money :-)

They look really professional.
So my suggestion is to go online and look for some prices and the amount of
icons you get far exceeds what you could have created in the same allotted
time.

-Leave the graphics for artsy people -Leave the coding to us. :-)

Miro

"Ronald S. Cook" <r...@westinis.comwrote in messagenews:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gb l...
We're creating an Outlook-style Windows app that will have icons in it. I
was just wondering if there was a Microsoft product that I could use to
create icons. I'm not a graphics person but I have an MSDN subscription
so I can get most Microsoft software. I was going to see how far I could
get.
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Ron- Hide quoted text -

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Feb 15 '07 #5

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CodeMonkey wrote:
Miro wrote:
>Any graphics editor can create the icons for you.

I was thinking of doing this ( as you are looking for ) at one point,
but in the end I bought some icons.
Example as such is ( or the place where I used - and i have no
affiliation with them )
http://www.virtuallnk.com/industry-i...llections.aspx

I looked at it this way...
Lets say Itl take me X amount of hours for a tonne of icons i would
like to create.
That time I would spend ( cause im not a graphics person either ) was
way more than the cost of a whole icon package.

Time is money :-)

They look really professional.
So my suggestion is to go online and look for some prices and the
amount of icons you get far exceeds what you could have created in the
same allotted time.

-Leave the graphics for artsy people -Leave the coding to us. :-)

Miro
"Ronald S. Cook" <rc***@westinis.comwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>We're creating an Outlook-style Windows app that will have icons in
it. I was just wondering if there was a Microsoft product that I
could use to create icons. I'm not a graphics person but I have an
MSDN subscription so I can get most Microsoft software. I was going
to see how far I could get.

Thanks,
Ron



I agree with that. We were going to create our own as well, but we ended
up just paying $100 for a package of 3000 icons. We didn't use 90% of
them, but that other 10% saved us more than $100 worth of labor to
create them.
We use the stock icons from here: http://www.glyphlab.com/stock_icons/index.html

The cool thing about them is they come with multi layer Photoshop PSD files so you can move elements
from one image to another to create custom images.
Feb 15 '07 #6

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"Ronald S. Cook" <rc***@westinis.comschrieb:
We're creating an Outlook-style Windows app that will have icons in it. I
was just wondering if there was a Microsoft product that I could use to
create icons. I'm not a graphics person but I have an MSDN subscription
so I can get most Microsoft software.
VS comes with a simple icon editor. Simply create a new icon file using VS
or open an existing icon file. Note that the icon editor has certain
limitations such as lacking support for icons containing alpha channels.

--
M S Herfried K. Wagner
M V P <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/>
V B <URL:http://dotnet.mvps.org/dotnet/faqs/>

Feb 16 '07 #7

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