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January 14, 2018, 04:55:33 AM
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I like dark themes, most of the time, and I found one that looks pretty. But I didn't find useful icons for this theme, except for the toolbar "Tools" that can be found here: https://logosbynick.com/new-icons-for-inkscape/.

So I started my own icons (but I keep the icons for "tools"). When finished, I'll ask to Nick Saporito if I can have his icons in the file I'll share.

First, I started with snapping. (see attachment)  :-$

Now the icons for each tool, tool by tool.  :hh:
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January 14, 2018, 08:12:24 AM
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Is Snap to Intersections missing?
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January 14, 2018, 08:37:08 AM
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Nope, it's the seventh, from the left.
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January 14, 2018, 08:44:40 AM
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Oh, I thought that was "Snap to Cusp/Corner Nodes".
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January 14, 2018, 09:09:39 AM
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No, this one is on its right. My problem here is that icons are small, and I tried to stay clear. And there's a difference between what you have in big when you're drawing, and what you see at the end. But I'm not completely satisfied anyway. Maybe I'll modify them later (and they already aren't the first version, it's the third). And a magnet for snapping, seriously? A little cheesy, isn't it?  :-D
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January 14, 2018, 02:02:39 PM
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There's an icon preview available via View > Icon preview. Perhaps you'd like to use that?

January 14, 2018, 04:23:28 PM
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I like the magnet for snapping.  That's really a lot like how snapping works, just like a magnet!
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January 15, 2018, 11:30:28 AM
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There's an icon preview available via View > Icon preview. Perhaps you'd like to use that?
Yes, I discovered that yesterday.  :lol:
I like the magnet for snapping.  That's really a lot like how snapping works, just like a magnet!
:-$
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January 16, 2018, 03:53:17 AM
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Well.....I think a lot of people think I should be embarrassed about things I say.  But it doesn't change anything.  You be embarrassed.  I'm not, I like it  :-D
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January 28, 2018, 12:28:41 PM
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At last.

After snapping toolbar, here are all icons for sub toolbar for tools, the ones under menus that we can't move.  :hd:
I'll try to keep the pace and do all dialog icons this week. Don't hesitate if you have remarks.

(as the tools icons are not mine, they are erased for the moment.)
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January 28, 2018, 01:17:17 PM
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I'm not a dark theme user.  So it's hard to comment.  First 2 on the top row -- I had to open Inkscape to find out what they are.  It's a net, like to catch butterflies or fish?  Yeah, that makes sense.

2nd row, 5th from right.  Is that 2 curved lines close together, or a really thick line.  Must be for stroke to path?  They aren't in the same order as mine.
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January 28, 2018, 01:39:32 PM
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- The advantage of these icons (B&W) is that for every theme it'll work, you just have to change the color to suit the tone of the theme. Yes the butterflies catcher is for "select all". I wanted to do something different from the original.
- Stroke to path, yes. Not the same order, that's right. This line is a little messy.  :-$

Anyway. I didn't want to reinvent the wheel, most of the icons are strictly B&W versions of the originals. But I'm sure to change some icons for next version (I'm note satisfied by few ones). But for now, the aim is to finish the "collection".  :-D
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February 04, 2018, 01:48:34 PM
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Mostly menu icons done.  Redone few old ones. But still no satisfied with new ones (arrows sometimes too small, as some strokes).  :hh:
But first, finish the collection. Changes for later.

I've already checked that few icons are directly taken from gtk icons collection, so at the end, few icons won't be in the new style. Pity. I'll make a list with pictures, I hope that it will be corrected for the next version.

Anyway, here are the new icons. Now, go to sleep. I'll try to finish the next 2 weeks.
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February 11, 2018, 01:37:55 PM
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I almost finished.  :hd:
Just few icons that don't seem difficult to draw.

I've redrawn the Tools' icon (the toolbar on the left of the screen). But as always I'm not satisfied with few of them, and I have to remake at least 2 of them, they're just too ugly.

Unfortunately many icons come from the gtk library and I don't know to change that. Even few icons from the standard icons.svg are not shown, other are used. Very annoying.

Anyway. Here they are.
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February 11, 2018, 04:33:37 PM
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You can't change them. In Inkscape 0.93, you will be able to, I think. Also, there all icons will be in separate files.

February 12, 2018, 10:20:22 AM
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Yep, I know for the separated files ( :th:), and I hope that all icons will be available.  :beg:
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February 25, 2018, 12:59:05 PM
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Almost done. 3 old icons remain.
I'll have to change few icons, especially the eye (open/close) because it doesn't suit with the rest, at all. I guessed how the engine works, to show icons. The annoying thing here, is that for the eye (shown/hidden) is changed to a very small bitmap, and then enlarged for a bigger icon, not from svg, but from small bitmap, so the result is just ugly. ANd it's the same thing for few other icons. I hope that it will be corrected for the next release.

Anyway, here they are. Enjoy. And don't hesitate if you have remarks.  :wave:
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February 26, 2018, 12:53:48 PM
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Done.

As you can see, some icons look good, some are blurry (because of the way Inkscape handle them), other are very small (why?) and few remain unchanged, as discussed here yesterday.

I'm done for now, but I'll change some of them from time to time, if I think that they are not clear enough. But I won't change the shape for the blurry ones, 'cause I hope that it will be fixed for the next release.
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February 26, 2018, 04:44:26 PM
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You can try it out yourself, just install the (not next release, but future 0.93) development version (next release will not fix it, I believe, as that is going to be 0.92.3).

Get the development version for the master branch for testing here: https://inkscape.org/releases/master/

February 27, 2018, 08:14:48 AM
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other are very small (why?)

Curious!  I would interpret that to mean there must be some size set for those icons in the Inkscape program, such that any icon will also be tiny.

I always thought developers were just a little lazy about making sure all the icons are the same size.  But this indicates it may be programatic.  I mean, maybe it should be considered a bug?

There are a lot of what I consider to be ridiculously small icons!
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February 27, 2018, 10:00:03 AM
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You can try it out yourself, just install the (not next release, but future 0.93) development version (next release will not fix it, I believe, as that is going to be 0.92.3).

Get the development version for the master branch for testing here: https://inkscape.org/releases/master/
Oh thanks, I'll check it out.  :ty1:
other are very small (why?)

Curious!  I would interpret that to mean there must be some size set for those icons in the Inkscape program, such that any icon will also be tiny.

I always thought developers were just a little lazy about making sure all the icons are the same size.  But this indicates it may be programatic.  I mean, maybe it should be considered a bug?

There are a lot of what I consider to be ridiculously small icons!
I don't know for the bug. I suppose... Anyway, I'll check it with 0.93, if it's here again, I'll report as a bug.  :)
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February 27, 2018, 12:27:00 PM
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I just checked. Great, all bugs are gone.  :yay:
But many icons, too.  :-D So much work for useless icons.  :b1:
Anyway. Except the last added tool that doesn't work at all, this version looks steady enough to work with. I'll just have to separate all my icon file for individual files, but I know that there's an extension that does that well (if it works as intended, I didn't test yet).

And I like the new theme, too. And the speed for complicated filters !!
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February 28, 2018, 05:32:41 AM
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I just got an email from Karina who told me she made better icons work with Inkscape 0.92.3, too. I'm not entirely sure how she did it, but I'll tell her about this forum thread, maybe the two of you can work together (e.g. make a merge request that fixes some of the icon issues for 0.92.3 already, and/or offering a downloadable icon set for hdpi screens on the Inkscape website - 0.92.3 will be released soon, so hurry!).

I don't know if your interests align sufficiently, but it might be worth a try.

The master branch has severe performance issues on Windows - if you're not running into them, then you're quite lucky to have good hardware and small files. It's deemed unstable - but maybe Karina's solution will work for you, too. Hope she'll get back to you here.

February 28, 2018, 12:26:15 PM
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No problemo!  :D

(and I tested with 0.92.3, not 0.93 - didn't find it, so yes, Karina did the job!)
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March 01, 2018, 06:48:28 AM
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She didn't do anything on that version, but worked on making icons look good on her home hidpi screen. Sadly, it doesn't look like she will join forces to make the icons both work on hidpi and look good.