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Old 01-04-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Angry Icon Editor for Ubuntu


Hi, All,

Does anybody know which icon editor is the best for Linux?
Wannted features:
- transparent background
- allowing text input
- a range of sizes from 16 up to 64 or 256 px
- allowing to use photo for creating icons (not mandatory)

Asking all the people who've worked in this area,
tried to google, but get a lot of answers mostly for Windows, not for Linux...

Many thanks for reply.
Radmir
 
Old 01-04-2014, 10:00 AM   #2
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Probably GIMP...icons are just small pictures.
 
Old 01-05-2014, 01:56 AM   #3
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No,
I look at a gimp, this is not the case.
Program for creating icons usually shows the picture in two areas, one is real image, the second is zoomed icon with small squares (pixels) in a grid...

I am seeking tools especially for icons...
Thanks,
Radmir
 
Old 01-17-2014, 05:17 AM   #4
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It seems the most convenient way is to paint *.png 512x512 px picture, e.g. in gimp, then jump to Windows, launch icofx-2.5.exe and convert painting to desired icon.
But there is another problem - gimp 2.8.6 doesn't work with genius wizardpen(UC-logic tablet WP5540U)! Mypaint works, but gimp does not. OS- ubuntu 13.10.
Where is a fault?
Who can guess?

Radmir
 
Old 01-17-2014, 09:22 PM   #5
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KDE has an icon editor and so does Gnome.

Here's an article on using the GIMP to edit icons.
 
Old 01-18-2014, 12:05 AM   #6
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Gimp should definitely support input tablets.

Does it show up at all under input devices?
 
Old 01-19-2014, 10:50 AM   #7
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Hi, frankbell,

->KDE has an icon editor and so does Gnome.
had a look to kiconedit, I think, icofx 2.5 is more better, but it hasn't linux version.

link to Gnome (http://sourceforge.net/projects/iconedit/) refers to Gnome Icon Edit Web Site (http://iconedit.sourceforge.net/) which refers to
Download Gnome Icon Edit files (http://sourceforge.net/projects/iconedit/files). The last shows page with sentence
"This project has no files."

->Here's an article on using the GIMP to edit icons.

This article is very usefull, thanks a lot.


Radmir
 
Old 01-19-2014, 11:01 AM   #8
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Hi, smeezekitty,

->Gimp should definitely support input tablets.

->Does it show up at all under input devices?

Gimp works perfect with other input devices and UC-logic tablet WP5540U is in list of input devices. It goes mad if I check it.
MyPaint works normal...

Radmir
 
  


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