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Digital and anlagog imput.

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2 More channels, the analog one is based on the one we have now in devices just made it gold, the digital one will work better on a non white background because it has a light sparkle.



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Anonymous said...

I have no idea which one is which.
How about using the same picture and putting a "0011010010011" below the digital one ?

Alex

maninalift said...

The bottom one is digital. The top one is a normal jack plug.

Still, something like a sine wave and square wave might be clearer.

Up arrow + green sine wave = analogue in
Up arrow + red square wave = digital in
Down arrow + green sine wave = analogue out
Down arrow + red square wave = digital out


???


something like that

Tim Bocek said...

Agreed with the anonymous poster above. I don't want to sound like I'm flaming because I honestly think you do great work while I know what an analog connector looks like, I've never seen the digital connector. If I knew one was "analog" and one was "digital" I could figure it out by process of elimination, but if I saw these lined up with a bunch of other icons I would be really hard-pressed to figure this out. I think a lot more people who don't know how to recognize these connectors will be left in the dark!

On the other hand, "context counts", so maybe if there are text labels that are visible this would work a little better...

At any rate, whether or not the icons are appropriate for the task at hand they do look really good! :)

Anonymous said...

Those icons are really nice. And I can see a difference, don't know why other don't.
But what about a red sparkle? Last time I looked at a Macbook it was indeed red.

Autumn Autist said...

the gold are the best plugs :D

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if you could show how all the kmix icons you've created so far look together. Just displaying them each doesn't give the whole picture :-)

Paweł Ciupak said...

Calm down, calm down… they are only icons, and they would be finally accompanied by text in KMix – and instant recognisability isn’t really a priority in this case.

Paweł Ciupak said...

„instant recognisability »what it means«”, of course.

Pinheiro said...

the most dificult icons are usulay the ones that are the most technical ones, the ones we know less about... and the ones 2 diferent persons view in 2 difrent ways, also the small icons are a real pain, couse i cant doo all the details one can do in a a big icon. this kmix icons are excatly like that... I'm doing my best to try to convey the rather complex and tecnical difrences betwenn each one of them ...

Note right now (kde 3.x icons). most of those channels use the same icon for what they do, and no one complained :)

Anonymous said...

If noone complained that they were the same, just keep them the same and add the binary string to the digital one, the same way as for the PCM channel.

Of course I see that the icons are different, and when looking closely the upper one indeed looks more like a normal analog plug, but the differences are really small. Without looking closely, I just see two small longish yellow thingies which look quite similar, so for me it adds more confusion than it helps.

I'm also not sure making them yellow (golden) helps, I think just grey for "metal" may be easier to recognize. I think there are many non-technical users who don't even know that there are golden plugs.

Alex

Pinheiro said...

@Alex I think they are difrent enough and every body knows the gold ones are the best :).... at least the type of person that cares about a mixer with an digital input...

Anonymous said...

"anlagog imput" is... let's say a bit too creative use of english language.

Magnus said...

I think that you manage to convey a great deal of detail in very few pixels, indeed a great job!

I personally like both icons very much! I also enjoy your recent boost in blog posting.

Keep it up.

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