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 Metro Essentials comes into play.
Actipro Icons Metro 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 plus a bonus status bar set, containing over 3,600 unique icon designs, all in the Metro (Office 2016) style.
When counting the size, state, and format variations of each design, there are over 108,000 images included in the bundle.
All of the icons in this bundle (see our preview page) are implemented in 16x16, 24x24, 32x32, 48x48, and 64x64 pixel sizes, with normal, hot and disabled states for each. Note that the bonus status bar set only comes in normal state.
The sample images to the right show the 15 variations of a "table of contents remove" 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 smaller pixel sizes (such as 32x32 and 16x16), since a majority of 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 smaller 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 Metro 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 the smaller 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 Metro 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 Metro Essentials royalty-free in your applications.