Please critique this application icon.

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  1. iostream.h macrumors regular

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    This is for an examination application for dentists. Any suggestions/comments are welcome.
     

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  2. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    I really like it. It might need to be more clear to what it is.. But if it is for dentists... Then that would be sweet for me!

    nice work!

    kyle
     
  3. igucl macrumors 6502a

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    I like it, too. Is it supposed to be slides of x-rays piled on top of each other?
     
  4. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    At that size...no problems.
    What happens on a system set to 32x32 though (like mine), is it clear then?

    Other things you could consider:
    - microfilm
    - a light box

    AppleMatt
     
  5. annk Administrator

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    Very nice! But I also wonder about the size, and how it will look when smaller.
     
  6. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I like it, and it will probably work as a smaller icon, too...

    Here is how the file looks at my desktop when I have preview files set, and icons at 24x24 (and a real icon will not have the black edge and will probably scale even better):
     

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  7. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i like it, but as others have said, depends on how it scales

    my only other suggestion would be to just use a pile of X-Rays as the icon, might scale better and stand out a bit more, great job though
     
  8. iostream.h thread starter macrumors regular

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    It should scale pretty nicely, but will (as with any icon) be indistiguishible at really small sizes (16x16). To fix this, I'll just make a custom icon for that particular size.
     

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  9. gallivant macrumors member

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    I'd expand the image part of the x-ray out to much closer to the edge of the square it's on; it'll scale better that way.
     
  10. iostream.h thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't you think that would comprimise the realism of the image of a slide?
     
  11. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Could you make the smaller res images just show the black area, or not shrink it as aggressively? Or else just keep the tooth part and forget the slide frame.

    Does the application have anything to do with X-rays?

    The last time I went to a dentist, they wanted my whole family to get root planing at a cost of over $2,000. When I asked for a less expensive alternative, they never called me back. I realize the professional associations are after them to extract as much money from each patient as possible; the same attitude is destroying the veterinary profession.

    So, if you are making a package to sell to a dentist, make sure you extract as much money from them as possible. Show no mercy.
     
  12. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    I agree... and I think people would still recognize it as slides as long as you leave some of the border.

    Also, you might increase the contrast on the x-ray part so the teeth are a bit brighter.
     
  13. FoxyKaye macrumors 68000

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    Ouch - is that an impacted wisdom tooth?

    I like the icon a lot, but agree with others that the contrast on the x-ray needs to be greater for it to really be understood.

    Good luck with the app!
     
  14. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Since dentist X-rays do not look like slides, but rather rectangular pieces of film, it seems you could increase the x-ray part of that and it would still make sense
     

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  15. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Most dentists are good, upstanding people, just like any other doctor. If you had a bad experience, you should file a complaint with the medical board and talk to another Dentist. But don't assume all Dentists are crap because of one.
     

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