A circle in a 16x16 icon

Posted on 2006-05-08
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2008-02-01

I was drawing a circle in a icon maker and found the circle was full of steps. By comparing, the icon of Microsoft Outlook is quite smooth. How they made such a smooth circle in such a small area?

Thank you in advance.

Question by:learn
  • 2
LVL 37

Expert Comment

by:Harisha M G
ID: 16634332
Hi, outlook may be using 32x32 icon. If you use a 16x16 icon, then quality won't be good


Author Comment

ID: 16635317
I think Outlook uses both 32x32 and 16x16 icons. When I draw the 32x32 Outlook icon from my table top to the bottom bar, it became a 16x16 icon with only a circle in side and indeed it is a perfect smooth circle. You can try it.
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

walkerke earned 360 total points
ID: 16635939
Does the icon maker app support anti-aliasing? Antii-aliasing is the process of smoothing the edges in low-res images by making them less sharp -- which makes them look sharper!

Author Comment

ID: 16636504
Thank you. You are right!

Featured Post

Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Keep your audience engaged and get the most out of your next presentation with these quick Prezi tips.
Many programs have tried to outwit PowerPoint in terms of technology and skill. These programs, however, still lack several characteristics that PowerPoint has possessed from the start. Here's why PowerPoint replacements won't entirely work for desi…
It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages.
Learn how to download your full Prezi presentation for offline presenting. Prezi doesn’t have to be viewed and shared in a web browser, even with a free account you can download your full presentation to share with others. Be sure to download any vi…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month17 days, 5 hours left to enroll

862 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question