Let's face it, most developers don't have the graphical skills it takes to make quality icons. And even if they do, proper icon creation takes a huge time investment. This is where Actipro Icons Essentials comes into play.
Actipro Icons Essentials provides a low-cost, yet complete solution for your graphics needs when building applications. It is a professionally-designed bundle of 10 categorized icon sets, containing over 2,500 unique icon designs, all in the Office 2010 style.
When counting the size, state, and format variations of each design, there are over 30,000 images included in the bundle.
All of the icons in this bundle (see our preview page) are implemented in 16x16 and 32x32 pixel sizes, with normal, hot and disabled states for each.
The sample images to the right show the six variations of a "slide-show play" icon that are included in both alpha-blended PNG and Icon formats.
When comparing icon sets with other competitors, it's extremely important to look closely at the quality of the icons at the 32x32 and 16x16 pixel sizes, since nearly all practical icon usage is at those resolutions.
Here's where our product stands out. Most icon sets are designed for 256x256 size and then are just scaled down to 32x32 and 16x16 sizes. As any graphics designer will tell you, once you scale down an image like this, the result is a very poor quality image that is full of anti-aliasing and a has a general lack of clarity.
Actipro Icons Essentials are different. Every single one of our icons has been "cleaned up" following scaling, and a good amount of extra work has been done in some cases to get icons looking spectacular in 32x32 and 16x16 sizes. We fully encourage you to compare the quality of our icons with competitors.
Any developers who work on the user interface portion of a project that uses Actipro Icons Essentials require a license. Developers who do not work on the user interfaces do NOT require licenses. Site licenses that cover all developers at a physical location, and Enterprise licenses that cover all developers in an organization regardless of location are available options.
Once the proper number of developer licenses for the product have been procured, you may include the Actipro Icons Essentials royalty-free in your applications.