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micro Dec 27, 2011, 01:02pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 27, 2011, 04:32pm EST

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I am new to replacing icons.

I have downloaded some icons from deviantart.com as well as made my own.

when i use them, they look jagged.

Downloaded: wpm,vlc
I made: firefox,ps
stock:window, folder,LR

I have tried this on both my desktop and my laptop and they both look like they do in the picture.
When viewing the .ico or png before placing them as an icon, they look crisp.

The ico are 256x256.

When i download these icons here that are 48x48, they look great (the png is 128x128) http://brsev.devian

I am not using any program to install the icons, just searching for my saved icon folder and selecting a new icon.
http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z100/micro5797/HWA/Capture2.jpg

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Win 7 64
Laptop is a 17" (1600 x 900) 2nd gen i3 (hd 3000 graphics).
Desktop is below.


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micro Dec 28, 2011, 05:49pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Dec 28, 2011, 05:49pm EST

 
>> Re: Downloaded icons are jagged, help! [solved]
Thanks to gymenii from overclock.net for the answer.

"Icon size is based on the context. Display resolution and DPI will also effect how the icon is rendered. If you only have one size (for example 256 RGB/A) then that icon will be re-sized to the right size based on context, and most likely you'll see a blurry image.

By default, Windows 7 Standard Taskbar uses;

32x32 pixel for Taskbar content area and 16x16 pixel for Notification area. Small Taskbar uses 16x16 pixel for both content/notification area. Other icon sizes are used for Desktop/Dialog boxes etc.

A typical Windows 7 icon contains these sizes ...

RGB/A - 256/48/32/16
256 colors - 48/32/16
16 colors - 48/32/16 (optional)."

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16 gig Corsair Vengeance
Evga gtx 260 216, samsung 2253lw"
Baracuda 7,200.12 CoolerMaster 212 +
Win 7 64, fsp fx700-gln, Razer DA,G15
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid
Silence in the face of evil is it's self Ev
Reason   Dec 29, 2011, 01:08am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Downloaded icons are jagged, help!
Glad you got it resolved. I'm not quite clear what the actual fix is - do you need icon packs, one of each size, or ...?

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