What kind of custom file icons, would you like to see in an IconPackage?

Lots and lots of icons...

Monday, July 24, 2006 by PixelPirate | Discussion: Icons

Hi all

I was wondering what kind of file types you would like to see in an IconPackage.

I have a list here with me, but I bet you can add some more. I think it would be good as a guideline, when someone makes a pack.

And I'm sure there's a bunch missing from my list. I could imagine some file types for various graphic applications, office applications and for files used if you're a web developer/designer.

I'm looking for overall general used icons, not icons for some application only a small percentage use on a daily base. Though some of those on my list probably are, but they're suited to my needs, and a reason why we're doing this (skinning), is to please ourself too...

I'll probably end up adding files like .dwg, .dxf and .psp to my list. What I would also like, is screenshots of existing icons for the file types you end up listing here, and preferably also the main icon for the application. (Like to those 3 mentioned above...) Then there's something to work with.

So please, tell me what file types are missing here, and provide some information to why I should add the file types suggested by you.

And here's my list:

.3ds
.3gp
.7z
.aac
.ace
.adp
.afm
.ai
.aif
.animations
.asf
.asp
.asx
.avi
.bat
.bin
.bmp
.bootskin
.cab
.cda
.chm
.cue
.curxptheme
.db
.desklink
.dll
.doc
.dockpack
.docktheme
.dxpack
.dxpackpro
.dxtheme
.dxthemepro
.eml
.eps
.fla
.fon
.gif
.html
.hlp
.icc
.icl
.iconpackage
.img
.indd
.inf
.ini
.ip
.iptheme
.iso
.jar
.jpg
.js
.jscript
.key
.kps
.logonxp
.m3u
.max
.mid
.midi
.mmm
.mov
.mp3
.mp4
.mpg
.msi
.msstyles
.nfo
.nrg
.ogg
.otf
.pdf
.pfm
.php
.pls
.png
.pps
.ppt
.ps
.psd
.pst
.pub
.qxd
.qxp
.ram
.rar
.reg
.rm
.rtf
.sit
.site
.smx
.ssd
.sss
.suite
.swf
.tga
.toolbaricons
.tif
.txt
.uff
.uifile
.uis
.url
.usf
.usz
.vbs
.vcf
.vsd
.wal
.wav
.wba
.wma
.wms
.wmv
.wmz
.wri
.wsz
.xls
.xml
.zip

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ALMonty
Reply #1 Monday, July 24, 2006 2:31 PM
I just took a look around and I see .dat and .htm are still Windows icons. If that's any help.
PixelPirate
Reply #2 Monday, July 24, 2006 2:38 PM
I'll try and see if I can change those in IP. Thanks Monty.
RPGFX
Reply #3 Monday, July 24, 2006 3:31 PM
how about .cdr

That's the file type for CorelDraw graphics...
rabidrobot
Reply #4 Monday, July 24, 2006 4:02 PM
Please consider adding *.xaml files to that list.
Here's what the default icons look like:
PixelPirate
Reply #5 Tuesday, July 25, 2006 2:42 AM
Added those two. Are there any other Corel Draw file types, I should know about, RPGFX?
Keikonium
Reply #6 Tuesday, July 25, 2006 3:03 AM
.m4a
It is a media file and the icon really depends on what the current associated program is (default is the WMP icon on a piece of paper).

Thats the only one I can think of right now .
PixelPirate
Reply #7 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 3:45 AM
.m4a is added. Also .raw.

Come on guys, name some more files for me. This is your chance to influence at least one of the skinners around here.

And could someone provide some images of file types for Corel applications?
Keikonium
Reply #8 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 5:03 AM
I don't use any Corel Apps, so I can't help there but here are some more file types I use, and I think are sort of common:

.torrent
I'm thinking something along the lines of a wave (sort of universal) on the paper background.
.ape
Also known as Monkey Audio. So perhaps something to do with a monkey ?
.cfg
Just your standard configuration file. Normally its just a text document icon.
.css
Also normally just a text icon.
.dat
This file (on my computer anyway) is the default "no icon" icon lol. It opens fine in a text editor.
PixelPirate
Reply #9 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 5:27 AM
.dat is already on the list, can't believe I forgot about .css though. I'll have a look on the others.

Thanks Keikonom.
OFFICA WoD
Reply #10 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 5:46 AM
Well, i have some suggestions, but they're not strictly "file types".

Im always in need of some good;

1. Music Video folders/ icons
2. (erhhmm) Porn folder/ icons
3. TV series folder/ icons
4. Torrent folder/ icons

just my 2 cents...............
PixelPirate
Reply #11 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 6:24 AM
I think your needs would go under custom icons. I'm looking for icons that IconPackager can apply on the system.
Cavan1
Reply #12 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 7:10 AM
Hey PixelPirate, may I suggest although they are not file types, icons for Firefox, Maxthon and Opera. As long as they are in package I/we could after download assign them to quick launch. Seeing the nice IE icon that all packages have makes the defaults of the others look even worse than they may really be.
Just a thought.
PixelPirate
Reply #13 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 7:22 AM
I've been thinking about that, Cavan. I think it would be a good idea to have icons for various programs in QuickLaunch in a package. And it would probably be a good idea to include both png and ico for application icons, so people can use it for whatever they like.
Lantec
Reply #14 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 9:17 AM
.dwg = AutoCAD Drawing File
.dxf = AutoCAD Drawing Exchange File
.lsp = AutoCAD Lisp File

.pspimage = Paint Shop Pro File
.pspbrush = Paint Shop Pro Brush File
.psptube = Paint Shop Pro Picture Tube File

PixelPirate
Reply #15 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 9:25 AM
Thanks Lantec, any chance that you can provide screenshots of those file types for me?
Robyn Henke
Reply #16 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 10:01 AM
These are AutoCAD 2007 file types.

Lantec
Reply #17 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 10:24 AM
Thanks Robynjh.

Paint Shop Pro's Icons
PixelPirate
Reply #18 Wednesday, July 26, 2006 10:47 AM
Thanks guys - now which icons match .pspimage = Paint Shop Pro File, .pspbrush = Paint Shop Pro Brush File, .psptube = Paint Shop Pro Picture Tube File, as you wrote above?

I guess the file with the two pictures over it (paint shop pro doc), is the standard .pspimage icon. What are the others?
PixelPirate
Reply #19 Friday, July 28, 2006 3:10 AM
I thought I'd get a lot of response to this thread.

This is your chance to actual get what you want in an IP some day.

I can reveal that there is a pack, that currently contains 185 unique icons for both system and file icons. I want to put as many custom file icons in it as possible.

So please, list some file types for me. What about MS Office apps? InfoPath or any of the other apps, what files do you use with those. What about OpenOffice? What if you're a web developer or a developer, what file types do you use regularly?

Please provide fileextension and a screenshot of the files. And please, could someone provide screenshots of Corel Draw file types and those for Paint Shop Pro?

Here's what I've added to the list, since I started this thread:

.ape
.bfc
.cdr
.cfg
.css
.dat
.dwf
.dwg
.dxf
.ixtheme
.lsp
.m4a
.psp
.pspbrush
.pspimage
.psptube
.raw
.tmp
.torrent
.xaml
Lantec
Reply #20 Friday, July 28, 2006 7:18 AM
now which icons match .pspimage = Paint Shop Pro File, .pspbrush = Paint Shop Pro Brush File, .psptube = Paint Shop Pro Picture Tube File, as you wrote above?


Sorry about that...middle icon is the .pspimage (main document for PSP)
The last one is generic for both .pspbrush & .psptube

The first one just happened to be in the pic it's a .jbf file (saves thumbnails of the .pspimage for explorer)

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