You may remember my previous blog post where I announced I had been collaborating with icon designer Dave Wilkinson over at GlyphLab. I created for him Icon Lab an app that uses his latest huge library of icons to create new icons on the fly. No expensive graphics software or skills needed.
His “Set Eleven” Windows style icons came with a library of eighty overlays. Icon Lab lets you easily combine any base icon with the overlays of your choice.
I actually use it quite often in my daily work and it significantly speeds up my development with Delphi when it comes to TImageCollection. For this I adjusted the settings like shown here:
The Fixed Target Folder is set to a dedicated folder of the current project I’m working on. These settings allow me to create new icons by selecting the base icon, the required overlays, click the Save button and repeat this until all icons are created. Then I can import all of them in one go using the Image Collection Component Editor with the Size in file name option checked and selecting the hyphen as Size separator.
Dave has just announced the addition of another eighty overlays for commonly used functions. With Icon Lab that means double the number of icon possibilities. Well in excess of a hundred thousand.
Take a look at the overlays he has added:
Find out about Set Eleven and Icon Lab here: