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42 minutes ago, maka_velo said:

why do the designer and photo icons have to look so similar?

Similarly?! I may not understand you correctly, but for me they are completely different - different icon content and completely different icon color!

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I think OP means the size of the icons. And if I my eyes don't lie, all three are different in size.

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31 minutes ago, Komatös said:

I think OP means the size of the icons.

But why would anyone require different icon sizes for each application?

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8 hours ago, Pšenda said:

But why would anyone require different icon sizes for each application?

I can only answer this question with an extract from a Bob Dylan song!

"The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind". 😅

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OK, let's have One More Cup Of Coffee :-)

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yes, different colours would be better, anything to differentiate them, sorry, after 12 hrs on the computer, with all 3 apps open(among tons of others) i find myself dropping on, or clicking the wrong icon. Ok, maybe my Anomalous Trichromacy is making me blind to the colour difference. But cmon, 3 apps, 3 different uses, and need quick decider, not thinking or looking at details in the icon. Have some fun but make them look different, please!  red/green/blue? anything...

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7 hours ago, maka_velo said:

different colours would be better

 

7 hours ago, maka_velo said:

maybe my Anomalous Trichromacy is making me blind to the colour difference.

They definitely have different colors already. Pink (Photo), Blue (Designer), Orange (Publisher).

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To be quite honest I don't really care what the icons look like, I would have thought there were much more important things to worry about. 😉

Having said that, (at least to me)the three app icons have quite different designs (although in a similar style, which makes sense) and completely different colours.

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9 hours ago, maka_velo said:

anything to differentiate them

Since you probably have very specific requirements, I recommend creating custom icons that will suit you perfectly. Changing icons for both OS has been addressed many times on the forum.

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11 hours ago, maka_velo said:

after 12 hrs on the computer, with all 3 apps open(among tons of others) i find myself dropping

I think this might be the problem. I have the same thing. After too many hours without rest, things can blur and blend. I find it's not a good idea for my work, and therefore my clients, to not be fully aware. It suffers and makes me frustrated.

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5 hours ago, Bryce said:

I think this might be the problem. I have the same thing. After too many hours without rest, things can blur and blend. I find it's not a good idea for my work, and therefore my clients, to not be fully aware. It suffers and makes me frustrated.

its ok, i love what i do :)

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20 hours ago, maka_velo said:

and sure, I can change the icons by myself, thought this was a forum for suggesting improvements.. i spoke with a few friends who have the same issue..

Just curious as to how you would change the designs? As I said "just curious" don't spend any real time working on a design for me.

On 11/27/2021 at 9:58 AM, maka_velo said:

why do the designer and photo icons have to look so similar?

I think that Designer looks like a Pencil tip and Photo looks like a lens Iris. Not similar at all. Is this a colour perception thing?

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On 12/2/2021 at 11:28 AM, walt.farrell said:

They definitely have different colors already. Pink (Photo), Blue (Designer), Orange (Publisher).

My perception is probably affected by familiarity with the Serif PhotoPlus icons, but the Affinity Photo icon looks more purple than pink to me.

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1 hour ago, LondonSquirrel said:

Agreed. I never figured out what the APub icon represented.

For me and the way my powerful brain works... Going from bottom left to upper right it is a Book Cover, page, page, page and Book Cover.

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1 hour ago, LondonSquirrel said:

 It's probably not the best icon if it needs an explanation.

So true.

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