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Title: David's Doodles
Post by: David Graser on March 24, 2018, 05:16:54 am
OS/2 pointers and pointer sets
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Post by: David Graser on March 25, 2018, 08:25:02 am
XWP shadow icons and boot logos
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Post by: David Graser on March 26, 2018, 05:27:05 am
Styer (estyler) titlebar and button bitmaps
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Post by: David Graser on May 08, 2018, 08:18:50 am
A few desktop and folder backgrounds done in PNG's.  ArcaOS has no problem utilizing PNGs as desktop backgrounds.  I decided to do PNGs because for some reason, my ArcaOS was getting confused when using OS/2 bmps.  This does not exist when using PNGs.
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Post by: David Graser on May 08, 2018, 09:07:42 am
Some desktop and folder backgrounds.
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Post by: David Graser on May 12, 2018, 06:02:37 pm
I am moving my portal folders here so they are easier to find.  To use, dynamic icons must be enable for each folder you want to use them in, including the desktop.  Remember, XWP's shadow icon does not work when dynamic icons are enabled for that folder.  Thes PNG folder icons can only be used if you have ArcaOS.  You can use them how you want.  You can have a blue folder icon and when open it can be a empty blue bubble or you can use a clear port icon and so on.  I started some yellow portals.  Now I just have to find them.

The first set is the blue portal folders.
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Post by: David Graser on May 12, 2018, 06:03:47 pm
Clear portal folder icons

a yellow portal folder set.  Not complete,

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Post by: David Graser on June 08, 2018, 06:14:35 pm
Created some new "glass" Styler tbkgnds and buttons.  Be sure to check the "scale the image" under the titlebar tab in the styler setup.
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Post by: David Graser on June 09, 2018, 07:52:12 pm
Doodling and made a glass blue desktop background and a glass red background and a pink for the ladies.
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Post by: David Graser on June 12, 2018, 10:11:10 pm
I had these posted, but waited until I had enough in the package to anounce this package.  These are brand new icons.  These are not found in the other package.   
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Post by: David Graser on June 20, 2018, 06:52:40 am
I am messing with a new glass prototype folder.  Uploaded are the templates. 

Also uploaded 7 test icons.
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Post by: David Graser on July 25, 2018, 06:39:29 pm
New red glass folder icons
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Post by: David Graser on July 25, 2018, 06:41:14 pm
new dark blue glass folder icons
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Post by: David Graser on July 25, 2018, 06:44:24 pm
new yellow glass folder icons
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Post by: David Graser on July 30, 2018, 07:44:06 am
I cleaned up the original glass blue folders template.

I also added more icons to match what i had in the red, yellow, and dark blue glass folders.
Title: Re: David's Doodles
Post by: David Graser on August 02, 2018, 07:03:22 pm
Somehow I left this out of my xwp shadow icon package.

Another butterfly, possibly the best of the three.

By the way, anything I upload, feel free to use anyway one wants, to modify, or add to.  As I have stated before, this is stuff I play around with which is why I refer to it as doodles.

David
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Post by: David Graser on August 26, 2018, 07:46:21 am
I did the grey folders since grey is a neutral color.
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Post by: David Graser on August 27, 2018, 12:05:43 am
More doodling with folder concept.
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Post by: David Graser on September 24, 2018, 07:33:10 am
I liked the yellow glass folders the best so far so I made more folder icons .

I also made a few more doc icons based on my glass idea.

I also modified the drawing pencil pointers to a more yellow look for my theme.

Also included a picture of my present desktop.
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Post by: roberto on September 24, 2018, 11:43:55 pm
Hello david,
I wanted to ask you if you have the warp3 or warp4 icons of the magnifying glass,
 that we have in the xcenter, and that the xwpfinder program uses.It's for tests

I was trying to change this icon the other day, and it seemed that after changing it,
I increased the memory of the system. At about 200,000 to 400,000Kb
It seems to me that this increase in memory is due to the fact that when the icon is changed,
the desktop is reset.
If someone wants to verify it, for me it is a sensation. You just have to "Restart Desktop".
The pmshell.exe appears with a new pid and you're done.
Remember to have a backup, because when you restart the desktop,
if you have the defective inis it can be a kaos.
Saludos
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Post by: David Graser on September 25, 2018, 01:26:22 am
Hello david,
I wanted to ask you if you have the warp3 or warp4 icons of the magnifying glass,
 that we have in the xcenter, and that the xwpfinder program uses.It's for tests

Hi Roberto

I do not have the magnifying glass or any of the other icons.  The source files can be found at Netlabs if this helps.

http://trac.netlabs.org/xworkplace/browser#trunk/src

David

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Post by: roberto on September 26, 2018, 07:13:05 pm
Thanks for the link, I think I'll open a tiket with the error in xwpfinder, in mantis.

Concerning my previous comment of the memory, it turns out that according to theseus4,
it is exactly the opposite, to what I have observed. Doing the desktop restart,
I consume 350,000kb more than without doing it.
I can only say that if someone wants to try it, and compare it, it's simple.
 I already start the system, I do the restart desktop. It works better especially with applications like the virtualbox,
 which are some memory swallows.
The explanation, I do not know, could be from an error in theseus4, to a better use of the cache ...
Saludos
Title: Re: David's Doodles
Post by: RickCHodgin on September 26, 2018, 07:32:47 pm
I am messing with a new glass prototype folder.  Uploaded are the templates. 

Also uploaded 7 test icons.

David, if you write a little application and use gray-scaled versions and identify mask templates for your base gray-scaled images, you can apply user-specified colors allowing them to generate their own custom preferences to generate an output icon set based on those preferences.

Put together a few base color group patterns for common likes and people can use those as a base for tweaking and creating their own custom entries.

If you're interested in something like that and you have some base OS/2 Presentation Manager programming skills, I would be happy to help you setup a template app and give you some cues on the algorithms where required.
Title: Re: David's Doodles
Post by: David Graser on September 26, 2018, 10:11:28 pm
I am messing with a new glass prototype folder.  Uploaded are the templates. 

Also uploaded 7 test icons.

If you're interested in something like that and you have some base OS/2 Presentation Manager programming skills, I would be happy to help you setup a template app and give you some cues on the algorithms where required.

Hi Rick

I appreciate the offer, but you have enough on your plate to handle.  Unfortunately, I am not a programmer.  I thought about it at one time may years ago, but realized without help, I would never be good.  In addition to lack of knowledge and skill, I am a poor typist.  That is why I started dabbing with icons, ptrs, and bmps.  I have had to teach myself over time.  Fortunately, no typing was involved.  It is just my way of contributing back to the OS/2 community. 
 
Best of luck on the goals you hope to achieve.
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Post by: RickCHodgin on September 26, 2018, 10:50:17 pm
I appreciate the offer, but you have enough on your plate to handle...

I can only work on any given project for a few days at a time then I need a switch.  I enjoy tackling new things.  On this project I would've mostly guided you and written some template code that you could expand upon.

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Best of luck on the goals you hope to achieve.

Thank you kind sir.
Title: Re: David's Doodles
Post by: David Graser on December 17, 2018, 05:11:33 am
Just completed some more portals.

I do have a question.  Is there some way to increase the spacing between icons when in dynamic display mode?  The larger icons can become cramped.  I thought at one time there was a grid spacing feature, but I do not see it in ArcaOS.  There are also a few system icons that don't give one the option of dynamic png icons; sound, kernel, and display.  I wonder if these were missed when dynamic icons were added.
Title: Re: David's Doodles
Post by: David Graser on December 18, 2018, 03:49:56 am
For fun, I decided to dress up my desktop to something way out.

and a slightly different version
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Post by: David Graser on December 18, 2018, 10:49:09 pm
A few new icons and the jade portal folders.  For the open folder, you can do it in six ways:

1.  Don' assign an open folder
2.  Assign the yellow folder for open
3   Assign an empty jade folder
4.  Assign an empty yellow folder
5.  Assign an empty ring for the open folder
6.  Assign a ring with a brown interior

I named some of the open folder choices gateways.
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Post by: David Graser on December 22, 2018, 05:41:11 pm
Nearly completed a new blue portal theme.  My present desktop with with a few of its icons.
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Post by: David Graser on December 23, 2018, 10:12:05 pm
I have uploaded the new blue folder portals as seen in the previous picture
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Post by: David Graser on December 24, 2018, 03:19:48 am
some new backgrounds
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Post by: David Graser on December 25, 2018, 08:09:39 pm
Here are some new glove pointers and misc pointers.

David
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Post by: David Graser on December 31, 2018, 10:19:46 am
Put all the PNG icons into one zip package.

some new PNG icons

New printer and web icons.

Now over 200 PNG icons sized in 80x80 pixels now in the package.  Will delete the earlier packages.
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Post by: David Graser on January 10, 2019, 06:50:44 am
Just updated my jade, blue, and brown portal folders adding more folder icons.  Removed the earlier zips.  Pics of what some of the icons look like can be found on page 2 near the bottom.

Remember, there are various ways to handle the second icon.  It is up to your imagination.

1.  Don' assign an open folder
2.  Assign the brown folder for open
3   Assign an empty jade folder
4.  Assign an empty brown folder
5.  Assign an empty ring for the open folder
6.  Assign a ring with a brown interior
7. etc
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Post by: David Graser on January 14, 2019, 06:37:45 am
My first animated arrow pointer.  It is a highly visible 32x32 animated ballon ptr.  It changes colors.
Just unzip and copy the folder to the os/2 pointers folder.  Open the mouse icon and select the arrow pointer.  Then select load set and select the folder with the icons. 

Just added a new animated shuttle ptr.
Added a ani charged pointer.
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Post by: Martin Iturbide on January 17, 2019, 03:47:30 am
Hi David.

Just in case I had been looking around for some icons and "Icon Park (http://icon-park.com)" has some very nice ones and public domain. Maybe you already know about it.

Regards
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Post by: David Graser on January 17, 2019, 06:08:26 am
Hi Martin

I was not aware of it.  Since ArcaOS has PNG capability, the more to choose from the better.  Thanks.
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Post by: David Graser on January 26, 2019, 09:41:41 pm
Put all the PNG icons into one zip package.

some new PNG icons

New printer and web icons.

Now over 200 PNG icons sized in 80x80 pixels now in the package.  Will delete the earlier packages.

Made a few cmd promt and rexx pngs.
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Post by: Martin Iturbide on February 12, 2019, 03:50:58 am
Hi.

I created some ideas to replace the PMDLL.exe icon.

Regards
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Post by: David Graser on February 12, 2019, 10:23:05 pm
Hi Martin

Glad to see you posted here.  Hope others feel free to post their graphics here.  It makes it easier to look for what they want or need.

David
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Post by: David Graser on February 20, 2019, 03:35:56 am
Created some png icons for the appearance folder in ArcaOS.
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Post by: Martin Iturbide on February 20, 2019, 05:16:17 pm
Hi David.

By any chance have you created any improved version of the "System Setup Icons" (like the ones that I'm attaching) that looks more similar to the original, but optimized and with a higher resolution?

I would really like to have some SVG format of a nicer version of the "plain system setup" icon, so the rest icons can be improved and maintain the old fashion way that I like, I kind of like those icons. It is a thing of a personal preference, don't believe I want to force people to the same taste  ;D

Regards

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Post by: David Graser on February 20, 2019, 06:58:11 pm
Martin

Are you saying is it possible to make PNG icons similar to the pics?  Yes.

However, if I did so, I might try to upgrade the graphics inside the control icon.

I will play around and see.
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Post by: Martin Iturbide on February 20, 2019, 08:39:34 pm
Hi David.

Those looks very good. Thanks.
I was wondering if you have it on SVG (vector format) or just work with those in PNG?  I know that the final file must be on PNG to work, but SVG is good since it can be any size without loosing image quality.

Regards
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Post by: Dave Yeo on February 21, 2019, 03:35:21 am
Hi Martin. We don't seem to have any SVG support. I ported Potrace, http://potrace.sourceforge.net/ (http://potrace.sourceforge.net/) and played a bit.
Problems include no colour support but according to the web site, can layer. These PNG's don't translate to well to BMP or PBM due to having OBJECTS and/or LAYERS.
I used Embellish to convert the PNG's, some to PBM some to BMP, which I ran through mkbitmap to convert to PBM, test3 I also converted to greyscale.
The potential is there, need to play a bit. For help, run the help output through less as there is a line ending issue, potrace --help | less

I'll probably upload the full program to Hobbes after more testing.

Edit, the SVG's don't seem to display here for some reason. I tested by drag'n'dropping them on the browser (SeaMonkey)
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Post by: David Graser on February 21, 2019, 05:06:04 am
Hi David.

Those looks very good. Thanks.
I was wondering if you have it on SVG (vector format) or just work with those in PNG?  I know that the final file must be on PNG to work, but SVG is good since it can be any size without loosing image quality.

Regards

To date, I have just dealt with os/2 icons, BMPs, and PNGs.  I have never tried SVG.
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Post by: Martin Iturbide on February 21, 2019, 03:09:08 pm
Hi David.

That's good, I just wanted to know. SVG is not an icon format and will not work as icons on OS/2, but it is an interesting format since it is vector, so it is like having the source code of the image. Since a PNG, ICO, BMP are Bitmaps files, they have a defined size, while vectors images can be grown to any size you need without loosing quality.

I use Inkscape (sadly not on OS/2) to create/modify some images like Artie (https://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/Artie) on SVG format, and I can plat around with it to export to several other formats.

Regards
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Post by: Martin Iturbide on February 23, 2019, 02:21:06 am
Very Nice, I'm using those.
Here you can see the difference with some "old ones".
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Post by: David Graser on February 25, 2019, 12:06:55 am
Updated some, created a few more, and bundled them all together.
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Post by: David Graser on March 26, 2019, 04:26:11 am
Some new PNGs.
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Post by: David Graser on March 30, 2019, 03:39:03 pm
I uploaded the wrong Ghostview.  I like the dark red glasses in the OS/2 icon.  I have been playing around with Priority Master II demo, so I decided to create a PNG for it.  Decided to make a new FM/2 PNG.
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Post by: David Graser on April 04, 2019, 01:35:45 am
Created a few more PNGs.   Touched up FM/2, did a 3d launchpad,  Top, Larson Commander, DOS box with red outline, System Info 2, SysInfo.
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Post by: David Graser on April 07, 2019, 08:11:43 am
Added a few more PNG icons to reply #50 and here.
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Post by: Martin Iturbide on April 27, 2019, 12:00:29 am
Hi David.

By any chance have you produced any icons for any OS/2 game you may use/know?

Let me know if you have some icons for OS/2 games. I want to include some newer icons on my experiment called "OHFOWG (https://archive.org/details/OHFOWG)", where I'm trying to pack all OS/2 freeware/open/shareware games that I can find.

Regards
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Post by: David Graser on April 27, 2019, 12:20:55 am
Are you referring to OS/2 icons or PNGs?  As of right now, I have done no OS/2 icons for games.  I prefer working with PNGs because the normal OS/2 icons are a pain in the ass to make and ArcaOS gives me the ability to use them.  However, that is not to say I won't make any.
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Post by: Martin Iturbide on April 27, 2019, 12:33:45 am
Hi David.

I also prefer png also. Sometime when I say "icons" I don't mean the ".ico format", just the image that shows as a square on a program executable file  ;D ;D

Regards.
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Post by: David Graser on April 27, 2019, 01:12:00 am
Easy ones
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Post by: David Graser on April 27, 2019, 04:31:52 am
more
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Post by: David Graser on April 27, 2019, 06:49:14 am
more
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Post by: David Graser on April 28, 2019, 05:29:51 pm
more
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Post by: David Graser on April 28, 2019, 08:17:32 pm
more, also look back to previous PNGs.  Modified a few.
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Post by: David Graser on April 30, 2019, 10:27:56 pm
Martin, hope this was enough icons for you?  Hopefully you can find some to use. ;)
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Post by: Martin Iturbide on May 01, 2019, 03:17:34 am
Thanks David. I'm using all I can for the collection.

Regards
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Post by: David Graser on May 15, 2019, 09:28:00 am
Made a few OS/2 game 8 bit icons for some games based on the PNGs I created.