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= Icons =
 
= Icons =
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The icons for the Eclipse SDK are rarely updated, but when they do change, it is a significant process. Icons have to be prepared in various sizes and formats for different platforms. They have to be inserted into the build in various places.
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== Icon sizes and formats ==
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The following sizes and formats are needed, as a starting point:
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Png - 32 bit:
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(all sizes) 16, 22, 24, 32, 48, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024
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Gif - 8 bit / 256 colors
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16, 22, 24, 32, 48
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4 bit / 16 colors
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16,22,24,32,48
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How these sizes and formats will be further prepared for delivery depends on platform:
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Windows
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ICO file containing:
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32 bit PNG: 16x16, 24x24, 32x32, 48x48, 64x64 and 256x256
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8 bit GIF: 16, 24, 32, 48
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4 bit GIF: 16, 24, 32, 48
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ICO design for 32-bit (alpha included) + 8-bit + 4-bit (dithered down
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automatically—pixel poke only most critical). Only a 32-bit copy of the 256x256
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pixel image should be included, and only the 256x256 pixel image should be
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compressed to keep the file size down. Note that the sizes (24x24 and 64x64) are included for "classic" mode on XP. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa511280.aspx#size
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Production info is in
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http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa511280.aspx#development
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MAC
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ICNS file format containing 1024x1024, 512x512, 256x256, 128x128, 32x32, 16x16,
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original format is PNG
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http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/AppleHIGuidelines/IconsImages/IconsImages.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/20000967-TP6
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Linux
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XPM file containing a single resolution. Currently 256x256.
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https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=495250
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http://developer.gnome.org/hig-book/stable/icons-types.html.en#application_icons
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http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Theme_Guidelines#Sizes
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== References ==
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(1) SWG User Interface Branding - Application Icon, Icon Creation:
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http://stwweb1.torolab.ibm.com/uibranding/rational/appl_icon_creation.html
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- for Windows only, does not include latest larger size 256
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(2) Information and links provided by Eclipse developers in
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https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=341645
  
 
= Other branding elements =
 
= Other branding elements =

Revision as of 10:15, 8 May 2012

This page contains information on updating the Eclipse SDK branding elements (icon, splash screen, etc).

Splash screen

The splash screen used for both the Eclipse SDK and Eclipse Platform Runtime is located in the bundle org.eclipse.platform (see in Git repository). It is a single file called splash.bmp (a 452x302 bitmap). The same directory in the source tree contains some PhotoShop source files that can be used to update the splash. Typically each year the splash needs updating with the current year in the copyright statement, and the name of the Simultaneous Release.

Icons

The icons for the Eclipse SDK are rarely updated, but when they do change, it is a significant process. Icons have to be prepared in various sizes and formats for different platforms. They have to be inserted into the build in various places.

Icon sizes and formats

The following sizes and formats are needed, as a starting point:

Png - 32 bit: (all sizes) 16, 22, 24, 32, 48, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024

Gif - 8 bit / 256 colors 16, 22, 24, 32, 48

4 bit / 16 colors 16,22,24,32,48


How these sizes and formats will be further prepared for delivery depends on platform:

Windows ICO file containing: 32 bit PNG: 16x16, 24x24, 32x32, 48x48, 64x64 and 256x256 8 bit GIF: 16, 24, 32, 48 4 bit GIF: 16, 24, 32, 48

ICO design for 32-bit (alpha included) + 8-bit + 4-bit (dithered down automatically—pixel poke only most critical). Only a 32-bit copy of the 256x256 pixel image should be included, and only the 256x256 pixel image should be compressed to keep the file size down. Note that the sizes (24x24 and 64x64) are included for "classic" mode on XP. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa511280.aspx#size

Production info is in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa511280.aspx#development

MAC ICNS file format containing 1024x1024, 512x512, 256x256, 128x128, 32x32, 16x16, original format is PNG

http://developer.apple.com/library/mac/#documentation/UserExperience/Conceptual/AppleHIGuidelines/IconsImages/IconsImages.html#//apple_ref/doc/uid/20000967-TP6

Linux XPM file containing a single resolution. Currently 256x256.

https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=495250 http://developer.gnome.org/hig-book/stable/icons-types.html.en#application_icons http://tango.freedesktop.org/Tango_Icon_Theme_Guidelines#Sizes

References

(1) SWG User Interface Branding - Application Icon, Icon Creation: http://stwweb1.torolab.ibm.com/uibranding/rational/appl_icon_creation.html - for Windows only, does not include latest larger size 256

(2) Information and links provided by Eclipse developers in https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=341645

Other branding elements