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[Exe/Systray] Green/Gloss Icon

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I know it's kinda crap, I was only playing around and did a fast icon from the image (was 128x128) so the smaller ones will be pretty crap.

utorrent-snapshot.png

In ico format here.

I wasn't sure if ICOs are what uTorrent uses, but I know that you don't want alpha blended ones so they don't "bloat" the filesize. Personally I think it's worth it.

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it's not possible at the moment.

µTorrent is compressed when combiled, so you can't ResourceHack it. Vurlix / ludde are very interested in alternative designs, and may include a release of yours in a upcoming version.

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It's semi-possible with certain programs, but so far I've only been able to change the default .exe and the icon in the top left corner of the GUI, not the taskbar icon.

Alpha-blended icons would be excellent. :)

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If someone could tell me how big the non-alpha blended (current) icons are, I could try to make alpha-blended icons that are a similar size. It all depends one the amount of colours you know :)

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its an ok icon, but I thought i'd offer my constructive criticism (if you don't want it, ignore it :))

- what's the curve on the left about? is it supposed to be a "-u"? because if it is, you know that its µTorrent right? not utorrent.

- i'd recommend dropping the "-t" - it squashes everything

- the smaller icons aren't easy to identify

- (person thing) I hate green icons

What you need to know about the filesize is that icon files are bitmaps - it doesn't mattter if you use all avilable space or not, a 32-bit icon file will take the same amount of space regardless of how much of it is a colour other than the transparent one. What matters is:

- the number of icons in the package

- the bit-ness

The number of icons in the package is unfortunatley pretty much strict: most people don't have any icons bigger than 48x48, so its not worth the extra filesize. 32-bit is needed for many users, too, and 16x16 is needed for the tray and titlebar.

Now, the bit-ness is the length of one block of color, and is probably going to be either 24-bit or 32-bit. The extra length makes available more colours (including transparent), but since each block is longer (from a stoarage point of view), it takes up more space. The problem with 24-bit is the lack of colours and lack of transparency: meaning you have to have a square icon :(.

Also, icon files store each stage (16x16,32x32,48x48..etc) in them, and the OS picks the one it wants to display. Unfortunatley, Windows is too dump to scale icons it doesn't have (that's coming in Vista, and has been in mac OS for ages). For the record, A 32-bit, 48x48, 32x32, 16x16 icon takes 17.1 kb.

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