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Re: Module icons


OT: I'm reminded of watching a Yankees game the first time they broadcast in high definition and feeling really bad for Joe Torre's dermatologist. That is to say I second Jeff's take; some things look better blurry.

That said, if you pixel align these icons, we can require pixel alignment for any future, v6 icons. The next design round can size the graphical elements for alignment.


Am 2019-03-19 16:14, schrieb Jeff Young:
The blurry ones actually look better on a Retina display, but I’m OK
with the others if they look better everywhere else.


On 19 Mar 2019, at 19:54, Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Whew!  I was starting worry about my vision there for minute :)

On 3/19/2019 3:52 PM, John Beard wrote:
D'oh, yes! Sorry, new ones on the right, I changed it and didn't
change the text.



On Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 7:50 PM Wayne Stambaugh <stambaughw@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Hey John,

Are you sure the new icons aren't on the right? The ones on the left look blurry to me. Either may eyes are totally gone or the icons on the
right are the aligned ones.



On 3/19/2019 3:43 PM, John Beard wrote:

I plan to pixel align the module icons in Pcbnew, as they are
currently blurry (and not even consistently blurry) - they're probably the worst offenders left for blurriness. Getting these aligned at 26px will be a good step towards hiDPI-aware scalable icons, as they will
also be aligned at 2x resolution.

However, due to a quirk of the number 26, it's impossible to have the
current fat-ish pins, keep the pins and module centred in the icon,
and have 3 pins to a side, and keep them all pixel aligned (which is why even the most-sharp current icon has blurry middle pins). So the pins are now a bit skinnier. Hence a quick check that these icons are

Comparison image attached (new icons on left). I haven't changed any
metaphors or the pin colours.



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