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01 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 
Question about this tutorial, (Changing Icons)

This tutorial here: Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker[2]=Appearance%20Personalize

The tutorial does not mention if the images need to be in a certain size, do the images I replace need to be in 256x256 and also have the smaller ones to?

Thanks


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01 Jan 2012   #2

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16
 
 

Vista/7 icons can be 256x256 .png or a Windows XP .ico which i think is 32x32 or 48x48 as standard.

Make sure the images are square (e.g. 48x48 and I think a multiple of 16)

XP icons

Vista/7

Try using a photoshop plugin for ico and png icons. (That is of course if you have photoshop.)

ICO plugin
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01 Jan 2012   #3
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

This tutorial was made by me . You know, icons, if made properly, contain a number of images, with various sizes and resolutions . Well, take an example. I am uploading an icon Contacts Folder.zip (as we cannot upload the .ico files in the forum, I am uploading a zip containing the .ico file) .... a single icon, that contains 17 different icons in it. I am admitting that I made the icon a bit wrong ... there might be a few more sizes and resolutions

Download the zip, extract the icon and open in windows photo viewer, you will get this thing !
Question about this tutorial, (Changing Icons)-capture.jpg

At the same time, if you use an image having a lesser resolution, you will get a message "out of system resources" while trying to replace the resource.

I hope I could explain it ? And criticisms are always welcome


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01 Jan 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
This tutorial was made by me . You know, icons, if made properly, contain a number of images, with various sizes and resolutions . Well, take an example. I am uploading an icon Attachment 190965 (as we cannot upload the .ico files in the forum, I am uploading a zip containing the .ico file) .... a single icon, that contains 17 different icons in it. I am admitting that I made the icon a bit wrong ... there might be a few more sizes and resolutions

Download the zip, extract the icon and open in windows photo viewer, you will get this thing !
Attachment 190966

At the same time, if you use an image having a lesser resolution, you will get a message "out of system resources" while trying to replace the resource.

I hope I could explain it ? And criticisms are always welcome
When I replace the images in the dll file does it need to be 256x256? that was not made clear in the tutorial.. So I am wondering what size I need.
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01 Jan 2012   #5
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CriticalError View Post
When I replace the images in the dll file does it need to be 256x256? that was not made clear in the tutorial.. So I am wondering what size I need.
Take the icon I placed in the above example .... here is the snip from IcoFX with that icon opened .... tell me , what should I say about the size ? It contains, as apparently visible, 256x256, 128x128, 48x48, 32x32, 24x24, 16x16 .... almost all the possible sizes that are required in various places throughout the system.
Question about this tutorial, (Changing Icons)-capture.jpg
An icon, if properly made, is of this very characteristics. Almost all the icons you may download are of this type. Unfortunately, if you use a flat (single layered) icon, it should be as large as possible. But, there is a little problem. take the example of a HDD icon. It is shown in the explorer window, as well as in the navigation pane. A single icon ... when in explorer window, it should be 256x256; and at the same time, when in navigation pane, it should be 16x16.

So, an icon usually means a normal icon as I described . I cannot recommend you to use a flat icon, due to the reason I have described above. I hope , the particular icon you are trying with is of a normal icon as I described. If not, you are to use the best available size, no doubt.

If it is still not clear, let me know

EDIT : The tutorial thread is still open for discussion. Better you should have posted it in that very thread, inspite of opening a new thread .


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01 Jan 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CriticalError View Post
When I replace the images in the dll file does it need to be 256x256? that was not made clear in the tutorial.. So I am wondering what size I need.
Take the icon I placed in the above example .... here is the snip from IcoFX with that icon opened .... tell me , what should I say about the size ? It contains, as apparently visible, 256x256, 128x128, 48x48, 32x32, 24x24, 16x16 .... almost all the possible sizes that are required in various places throughout the system.
Attachment 190975
An icon, if properly made, is of this very characteristics. Almost all the icons you may download are of this type. Unfortunately, if you use a flat (single layered) icon, it should be as large as possible. But, there is a little problem. take the example of a HDD icon. It is shown in the explorer window, as well as in the navigation pane. A single icon ... when in explorer window, it should be 256x256; and at the same time, when in navigation pane, it should be 16x16.

So, an icon usually means a normal icon as I described . I cannot recommend you to use a flat icon, due to the reason I have described above. I hope , the particular icon you are trying with is of a normal icon as I described. If not, you are to use the best available size, no doubt.

If it is still not clear, let me know
OK I understand I have followed your tutorial too but I can't replace imagers.dll I have took ownership and changed it's name to inagersOLD.dll and I try to copy my imagers.dll modified but it will not let me put it in system32 folder and now I cannot rename inagersOLD.dll back to it's original name! Why can't I copy?
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02 Jan 2012   #7
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Put the question in the appropriate thread (I mean the tutorial thread) please ?
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02 Jan 2012   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32
 
 

I solved never mind...but it comes under customization and tutorial...
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