A source for binder icons?

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Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:29 pm Post

Hi. I thought I'd ask here because this isn't really a support question or a wish list thing.

I would like to find some additional binder icons and am wondering if anyone knows of a good source.

An alphabet and number set would be useful. I've found some online, but they all have problems of one kind or another.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:07 pm Post

I don't know if there's a repository out there for this kind of thing, but I've found that the "favicon.ico" that you see for some web pages works really well for binder icons. Typically, you go to http://somewebsite/favicon.ico and then you can save that file locally. I use http://en.wikipedia.org/favicon.ico for wikipedia articles that I save into my research folders, for instance.

A google search for "favicon alphabet" seems to turn up some promising leads, but make sure you've got good malware protection before you get too carried away with the downloads. :shock:
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Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:19 pm Post

16x16 pixel icons are what will work best (same as favicons), so a web search for "icons 16x16" should bring up a bounty. :)

Also searching for 'icons' in our Tips & Zen boards should bring up a few threads.
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Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:34 am Post

Gah! i've done a dozen searches for 'icons 16x16' and got the bounty you refer to. But I mutinied on that bounty. :mrgreen:

All I found were sets that didn't read well or that didn't include a full set of alphanumerics.

Will search tips and zen.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:30 am Post

I'm *pretty* sure I remember someone made a set of Roman numerals a while back.
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Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:34 pm Post

Following RDG's example, a couple that you might find useful:
You can download a little version of the Scrivener icon at:
http://www.literatureandlatte.com/favicon.ico

or have a little picture of the pigfender logo (for all your pigfender related documents) from:
http://www.pigfender.com/favicon.ico

Perhaps more useful as inspiration...
http://www.nasa.gov/favicon.ico
http://content.met.police.uk/favicon.ico
https://twitter.com/favicon.ico
http://facebook.com/favicon.ico
http://www.bbc.co.uk/favicon.ico
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http://xkcd.com/favicon.ico
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:29 am Post

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Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:42 am Post

Most of those convert to Windows favicon icons which don't seem to work on my Mac.

Does anyone know of a source of Mac specific binder icons?
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:27 am Post

You can take any image you want on a Mac, crop/resize it in Preview and then save it as a .ico file, which means it is easy to create your own favicon or binder icons.

Preview doesn't give you a .ico option, so just replace the existing extension (.jpg, .png, etc) with .ico.

You can then open it in Safari to check if it works.
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:38 am Post

http://www.iconarchive.com/

I just use either 16x16 or 24x24 png format in my projects.
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Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:32 pm Post

Jot wrote:http://www.iconarchive.com/
I just use either 16x16 or 24x24 png format in my projects.

Thanks for this. I've found a few that are suitable.

@Briar Kit: Thank you for the tip. I've rather neglected Preview and failed to realise how versatile it's become. Saves the hassle of opening Pixelmator or Acorn when it's only a simple resize that's needed.
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