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Library Icons 2nd Ed. Windows. by Samantha-Wright Library Icons 2nd Ed. Windows. by Samantha-Wright
HEY YOU: Don't favourite this. There's a new version here.

This archive contains all of the major icons in the British Library icon set converted into Windows ICO format. This includes PNG-compressed versions of 256x256 images, prepared for the consumption of Vista users. As ICO does not presently support 512x512 images, none of the original graphics are included.

Nonetheless, this totals somewhere in the vicinity of 710 icons which take up 203 MB. There are a few additional 16x16 status indicators. (There were a handful of images at resolutions between 512x512 and 256x256 which weren't included into the number in the Leopard release.) The byte-per-icon ratio is higher because the icons have been rebuilt to contain the various 32-bit resolutions they were missing before (64x64, 72x72, 96x96). This will cause them to appear smoother when being scaled. The problem with corrupted formats in "Control Panel - Fibre Channel" has been corrected.

This icon set contains an amalgam of images designed at various times for OS X 10.5 (at the time of its release) and for Windows XP. As such, there are a multitude of icons covering functionality found only in one or the other, but it is perhaps a familiar artform to the icon applicator to stretch metaphors until they fit in order to fill in missing holes in their set. Hopefully, those holes should be hard to find: all of the icons in several Windows DLLs have been replaced using the material from this set, including those in shell32.dll, to ensure their complete coverage.

All of these ICO files were prepared over the course of a few hours in Axialis IconWorkshop by Samantha Wright (samantha-wright.deviantart.com), out of my original sources for the British Library graphics, created jointly by myself and Tetragnostica (www.inkspill.org). Visit the former to immerse yourself in more resources for this and other sets. Visit the latter for a personal site based on the theme (and a proper good time.) The precursors to this set were released at my old dA account, aiolorwile.deviantart.com, which has a few other interesting things, too. All of the British Library releases for Windows posted there are included in this set.

Samantha. October 25th, 2008.

144 MB, so it's not going to fit on dA. Go get the new version.

UPDATE: Somehow, Miscellaneous - Multiple Documents.ico got shredded in the archive. You can get a fixed copy here: doom.iri5.net/pages/british_library/miscellaneous%20-%20multiple%20documents.ico (Right click, Save As.)
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Experiment-3358679 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm in love with what I've seen of your icons, however 2012 (goodness, already) has seen the shutdown of Megaupload...any chance we'll see your set somewhere else available for download? Thanks very much, they're beautiful :)
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Samantha-Wright Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yowza, this is old! The new version is available here. I couldn't find a good alternative host so I just gave up and started serving it over BitTorrent.
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Experiment-3358679 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry, I should've looked harder! Thanks very much, these are absolutely amazing.
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Samantha-Wright Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem! Glad you like.
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Blade-Redwind Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there anyway to turn these into a format so that IconPackager will be able apply them to the computer in one click (such as .ip, .iconpackage, .iptheme)? For some reason, despite the fact that they're icons, unless it's in some sort of icon package it won't let me upload them into the program >,o

On a side note.... Great icons!
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Samantha-Wright Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The only explanation I can offer is that, perhaps, you have a very old version of IconPackager that doesn't support the new Vista and Windows 7 extensions to the format (256x256). I guess I can release a stripped version for XP and earlier if that's the case—but really it's probably an update issue!
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Blade-Redwind Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, I have windows 7 and I went to the website to download iconpackager... Hmm... I wonder what's up with that.
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Samantha-Wright Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
First—make certain it's IconPackager 5, as 4 is not compatible with Windows 7. If you downloaded it some time ago, you might still be out of date. Second—what's the error message?
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Blade-Redwind Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
(Totally appreciate the help, by the way.)

I checked to see if I had five; I do. The problem is that the icons, I guess, aren't in an icon package? So, when I go to 'add icon package' and then 'install from disk' and then travel to the folder with the icons... they don't show up. When I select view 'all files' and select a file it tells me in the error message that it's not a icon package.

So, either I'm going about this the wrong way... or... who knows. Either way I'm stumped. I scanned the net for instructions for the program, or a solution with no result that applies to me.
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Samantha-Wright Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This page explains how to create IconPackager sets from icons. All I've provided are the icons themselves; in order for that menu item to work, you have to assign them to system icons and them save the resultant preset, which is called, logically, an icon package.

I'm afraid I can't do that part of the work for you, since I do low-level shell modding on XP in order to replace icons myself—the results wouldn't be fully compatible for Windows 7. I encourage you or someone else to do this work though and make it freely available, but I just don't have the time and resources to maintain packages for every icon manager out there across three platforms.
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