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Autohotkey SVG logo (eg. Microsoft Store)

Post by BoBo » 25 Aug 2020, 02:56

joedf: Split topic from Autohotkey within the Microsoft Store

Cool! :thumbup:
Question: the AHK-image used here: https://www.microsoft.com/p/autohotkey-store-edition/9nq8q8j78637 looks a bit blurry to me (well, that might be only for me).
Do you think that's for the reason that the site is rendering it that way??

To whom it may concern, if promoting AHK to the World (to gain World domination :mrgreen:) please ensure that we'll use best quality images/icons etc.
AFAIK, SVG is an image format that allows lossless image rescaling, ...
https://www.autohotkey.com/boards/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=68147&hilit=svg
... and so to fit to whatever platform related image guideline eg FB (and others).
https://sproutsocial.com/insights/social-media-image-sizes-guide/

So shrinking/blowing up an SVG and convert it afterwards to whatever mandatory format jpg/png/... should be quite easy.
Thx for listening & Greetz

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Re: Autohotkey within the Microsoft Store

Post by boiler » 25 Aug 2020, 06:56

It’s not due to the way the site is rendering it. The maximum size icon included in the AHK binaries is 48 pixels, and they apparently used that. I saw recently that Lexikos said a higher-resolution version wasn’t included in AHK to help minimize the file size.

For the Microsoft Store, if a higher-resolution image is desired, perhaps there is a better choice than a high-res “H” icon, such as the AHK logo appearing at the top of this forum.
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Re: Autohotkey within the Microsoft Store

Post by joedf » 25 Aug 2020, 10:25

@bobo I agree that SVG is the way to go. That's why it was done for the top logo.
As for what @boiler said, I think he may be correct, for binaries, it is fine.
.... for the MS store logo, I was given partial access but it seems I cannot change the logo. I will contact the author and see what can be done. :+1:

Hopefully this mention @Weatherlight works, otherwise I can email him... :think:

This page seems to explain the images sizes for the App listing, etc.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/uwp/design/style/app-icons-and-logos
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Re: Autohotkey within the Microsoft Store

Post by BoBo » 25 Aug 2020, 11:20

@joedf @boiler , thx for the info guys! Much appreciated. I remember (from my corporate life) that 'brand aware' companies offering an 'official' set of images (often provided within its 'press-section') to keep their CI (corporate identy) at the highest standard. I know that sounds quite a bit over the top, but IMHO (once a few images have been identified/created) it wouldn't be to tough to provide something similar at our Homepage's download section, labeled the same way. The worst thing that can happen: a) nobody cares b) we'll end up at the front cover of the Time Magazine, bi-weekly ... :lol: :lolno: 8-)

Maybe you know someone, who knows someone, who knows how to professionally edit a thing like this, ...

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Re: Autohotkey within the Microsoft Store

Post by joedf » 25 Aug 2020, 13:33

Yes, a logo page such as:
https://www.python.org/community/logos/

Although, I dont know who created the original one... I guess we do have the copyright for the current recreation... :p

Edit: we also have our old "google doodles" style logo page, that we dont really link or use anymore :/
https://www.autohotkey.com/logos/

Also, I realize we're getting a little offtopic so perhaps another topic should be started for this. :P
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Re: Autohotkey within the Microsoft Store

Post by BoBo » 25 Aug 2020, 14:09

Oops, sorry. Feel free to delete||extract&move my statements/request. :thumbup:
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Re: Autohotkey SVG logo (eg. Microsoft Store)

Post by joedf » 25 Aug 2020, 18:06

Sounds good, I've split the thread. :+1:
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