View Full Version : icons for Vista?

03-23-2006, 10:48 PM
Can anyone tell me more about what the icons will be like on Windows Vista? I know they'll use the PNG format, but that's about all I know. How large will they be? Will they support PNG transparency? Will Windows Vista still accept older .ico files?

03-24-2006, 07:34 AM
Vista icons info:

Up to 256x256 in size, enabling high resolution

Supports 32-bit icons, which are 24-bit images with an 8-bit alpha channel. This allows icons to display with smooth edges that appear to blend into any background.

And, as far as I know, png transparency is supported

You can get an idea of how they look here (http://www.rw-designer.com/browse-vista-icons) and here (http://www.rw-designer.com/vista-icon).

06-11-2006, 05:12 PM
thats looking good! I'd heard that the old .ico files would not be accepted by Vista, someone mentiond it in a chat. I'happy they were wrong, thanks!

11-22-2006, 04:43 PM
All the icons I have seen have been perfect, rebooted this afternoon and now all icons on the desktop have a black square in them.. only two that do not are : Trashcan and My Computer....
anybody else having this problem...?