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Visual Studio 2012 WPF Application using Images

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Hi,

I am creating a WPF application. I have a Ribbon control with numerous tabs and buttons. I wish to add images to these buttons.

I search the internet for a few images that I think might be appropriate. However more often than not I get an error message "Blend does not support this file format".

I have two questions. Firstly is there an easy way to create my own images that look professional? Secondly if there is not what is the best way to get professional images for my application?

Thanks,
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First of all, I suggest you to use the PNG file format, because has good compression for non-photography images and also supports transparency.
Second, in order to produce professional-looking images, you need to use a vectorial graphics application, like the free Inkscape (http://inkscape.org/)
With a vectorial application like Inkscape, you can produce icons in several scales (32x32, 48x48, etc) that are adequate for your ribbon, and have some professional looking features like semi-transparent fuzzy shadows.
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