Android Question Image quality and type for best results? Icons etc..

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by schemer, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. schemer

    schemer Active Member Licensed User

    In converting a previous vb app I have some small icons etc that seem like they need some polishing up for better quality viewing on the Android. What are the rules or best practices for images when dealing with the app itself like for buttons and icons? I like to use transparent png's so that should be fine but what is the preferred resolution or the minimum that should be used?
    I have some icons I can use in the following sizes:

    48x48
    32x32
    16x16

    and could make them in the following resolutions:

    24bit (true color)
    256 colors
    16 colors

    What is best without overkill?
    Thanks,
    schemer
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2015
  2. Peter Simpson

    Peter Simpson Expert Licensed User

    Out of all your sizes, I would personally use 64x64 PNG files. I personally use bigger icons, but that's just me...
     
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  3. schemer

    schemer Active Member Licensed User

    Thanks Peter, I just edited my message as I don't have 64x64 icons of the ones already in use from some time ago but if I have to remake them, I will go with 64x64 PNG or larger. What size do you use? I can make them up to 512x512. :)
    schemer
     
  4. Peter Simpson

    Peter Simpson Expert Licensed User

    I don't think that it really matter but I personally use 128x128. I just think that it's a size thing in kilobytes rather than a physical size issue. I have images that size but they are optimised quite well.

    48x48 is the correct size even though I use larger.

    Check this out...
    http://developer.android.com/design/style/iconography.html
     
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  5. schemer

    schemer Active Member Licensed User

    Thanks for the link and the added info. ;)
    schemer
     
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