macOS -Iconographer 1.0

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Product Announcement – Ohanaware of Hengchun, Taiwan has released Iconographer its macOS application with the goal of helping App Developers (macOS, iOS & Windows), graphic designer and tinkerers, to create high quality and beautiful platform styled icons, from a product logo. Iconographer provides templates and styles for the following icons:

  • macOS; App icons, folder icons, disk icons & document icons
  • iOS App icons
  • Windows; App icons, folder icons, disk icons & document icons
  • Web; favicon.ico, PNG variants & Apple Touch icons
  • Custom icons for in application graphics or without the use of a template

Iconographer can also be used to design and apply custom icons to folders and disks, either to create a unique user experience or simply to help differentiate folders on a desktop.

The editor in Iconographer has been exclusively designed for the task of creating icons, which includes:

  • Layers, with blending modes and opacity
  • Layer dimensions are displayed in the layer
  • Platform specific shapes; macOS circle, rounded rect, Windows tile, iOS rounded square
  • Multiple 1-Click Styles per icon and platform
  • A choice of 5 different backgrounds
  • Shared colors & gradients
  • Shared graphics
  • Shared labels
  • Snapping guidelines
  • Increase readability; Improves the legibility of text at smaller sizes
  • Overview, smaller preview of the icon

To aid in the design of icons, Iconographer includes the following preview options:

  • macOS; Dock, About Box, Mac App Store, QuickLook Preview
  • iOS; iOS home screen for iPhone and iPad, App Store running on iOS
  • Safari preview; using both the favicon.ico & Apple Touch Icons
  • Contact sheet, showing the elements at possible sizes

Iconographer has an extensive feature set for exporting icons in their various formats:

  • Highly compressed icons, up-to 75% smaller than the competition
  • Choose which icon elements are included
  • ICNS files can support Mac OS X 10.0 to macOS Sierra (10.12)
  • ICO files can support Windows 95 through Windows 10
  • Batch export icons for multiple targets in one click
  • Bitmap image export, with control over the format, size and resolution

Iconographer 1.0 is available on the website for $19.99 (USD), a free trial is available from the Ohanaware web site. Iconographer requires Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or newer.

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