Tuesday, June 19, 2012 [Tweets] [Favorites]

Apple Shifts Its Icon Guidelines

Michel Fortin:

I’ve been reading the Icon Design Guidelines in the OS X Human Interface Guidelines today and noticed that Apple not only added one size of icon that should be created for use on Retina Macs, but they expect you to create the whole icon set twice.

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PNG icons files should be put in a folder ending with .iconset and run through the iconutil command line tool to create the ICNS file. […] This sentence is interesting: “You must use iconutil, not Icon Composer, to create high-resolution .icns files.” What happened to Icon Composer? This really does feel like a last minute change.

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