Application icon

Picking your icon is probably the single most important part of preparing an application for release. It needs to be memorable and evoke some idea of what the software is for. A great icon should look good when displayed either large or small, and in general, tiny details should be avoided or only used for unimportant aspects of the design. Make sure that your icon is created at a high resolution; 1024 x 1024 pixels is the minimum requirement for an icon to look great on the widest variety of devices. It's also important to consider the use of transparency—depending on the platforms you wish to distribute to, this may or may not be recommended. Most desktop systems allow the use of shaped icons, but not all will allow semi-transparent ...

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