Need an image made for the site using the FG logo

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Can someone make a 158x158 PNG icon for the site? It may crop off some of that though, so make the actual content 125x125.

With the new recently released iPhone / iPod Touch firmware, you can create bookmarks on your springboard (desktop basically) that go directly to websites. It'll either use an automatic screenshot (which looks ugly) or a cool one specified by the website.

I'm thinking the gear shifter would look great that's in the middle of our logo. Not sure if it supports transparency or not yet (I don't want to upgrade and lose all my custom apps).

Oh, and no adding any glassy styling to it or anything -- it'll do it on it's own.


More details:

http://vjarmy.com/archives/2008/01/howto_iphone_webclip_icons.php
http://developer.apple.com/iphone/devcenter/designingcontent.html
 

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I gave it a go... ;)

Version 1:

First PNG with full 158x158 content,



second on cropped.
 
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And a second one... :D

Version 1:

First PNG with full 158x158 content,



second on cropped.



All four icons in one package:
http://files.phyrefile.com/file/2008/01/16/FinalGearIcons158x158.rar


I hope you like them...
Hmm, well it does get resized to 57x57 (by making the source image a lot larger, the quality stays high when the iPhone resizes it), so I dunno how good it'd look so tiny:

FG158x158v02c_000.png


Hmm, actually, that's too bad. Dunno how the background would look so small though (the iPhone/iPod Touch has a MUCH higher pixels per inch resolution than your or my monitor).

Can you make a few variations on that? One with a solid black background, one transparent, and then another set of black/transparent with just the shifter and no text?

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Here you go:
http://files.phyrefile.com/file/2008/01/16/FinalGearIcons57and158.rar

Included is the (cropped) "full version" and a (cropped) "shifter only version" each with carbon, black and transparent background and each in 57x57 and 158x158 resolution.

Just give it a try, maybe it looks a lot better on the device!?!
However, I think the "shifter only version" will make it... ;)
 

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Just give it a try, maybe it looks a lot better on the device!?!

The problem is the feature was added in the new firmware and if I upgrade my iPod to it, I'll lose all of my cool custom programs that I have on it. :(
 

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Ah okay, I missed that point.

I don't have an iPhone or iPod Touch so I can't try it myself. Maybe anyone else?
This is a cool feature for quite cool devices but I think they're far too expensive... :mad:
 

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Ive got a Touch with the new software etc but I'm hardly around a wi-fi area so its hard for me to test it.

If i know exactly what to do I'd try find a hot spot and test it out.
 

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If i know exactly what to do I'd try find a hot spot and test it out.

Go here: http://www.finalgear.com/ipod/

Click one of the icon choices. Click the "+" in Safari, set it as a webclip. Repeat for other icon choices.

Go back to your home (home button) and decide which you think looks best. Take a photo if you want (would help me).
 

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Okay I have done it but my camera phone and shitty digital camera cannot make that image look good so there is blurring etc.

Is there a way to get a screen shot of your spring board?

I know you can do it if you Jailbreak but can you do it when you haven't?

Here is my lame ass attempt at the picture.
On the actual Touch there is no problem at all when reading the text, the camera just fucked it up.
53736575nx5.jpg


The three types are Black, Carbon, Transparent.
The Touch gives the Transparent ones a black background and looks exactly like the black one.

Personally I like the 5th one in the picture.
It is the Red Carbon one with the Text.
 
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Is there a way to get a screen shot of your spring board?

I know you can do it if you Jailbreak but can you do it when you haven't?

Nope, gotta Jailbreak to install the screenshot app.

Here is my lame ass attempt at the picture.
On the actual Touch there is no problem at all when reading the text, the camera just fucked it up.
53736575nx5.jpg


The three types are Black, Carbon, Transparent.
The Touch gives the Transparent ones a black background and looks exactly like the black one.

Personally I like the 5th one in the picture.
It is the Red Carbon one with the Text.

So you can actually make out the carbon effect? I was afraid it'd smudge together due to the size.
 

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So you can actually make out the carbon effect? I was afraid it'd smudge together due to the size.

On closer inspection the logo without the text has a few smudges in it and the logo with the text has 1 extremely faint smudge.

You wont notice the smudge on the text one unless you look very closely.
 

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Also, the "Final" looks washed out due to the glass effect. Is this the case in real life or is it easy to read?

Trying to decide on red text vs. red no text.
 

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You can read it very easily, it is a little lighter than the GEAR text due to the glass effect.

My camera made it about 10x worse than it is.

I vote for Text.
 

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Red text it is. Thanks a ton. :)
 

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I will try get a better picture of it so you guys can see what it is like.
 

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Oh, try bookmarking the main site (FinalGear.com) and see if it uses that icon BTW. :D
 
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