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    Resizing Icons in Theme Builder

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    Hi, I'm new to the theme builder and I've searched everywhere but I can't find the answer. I'm wondering how to change the size of the icons in the theme builder. I want the icons to be smaller. An example is how people reduced their icons by 50% so they look smaller on the phone. I tried resizing them in fireworks but when i load it up, the theme builder stretches it and makes it blurry.

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    Re: Resizing Icons in Theme Builder

    the zen icons are 48x36 (respectively)
    the dimension icons are 60x56 (respectively)

    you will need to resize your image (hopefully its bigger than the sizes above) ... if its smaller, then you WILL end up stretching the image to make it the correct size, hence distorting.

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    Re: Resizing Icons in Theme Builder

    thanks for the response. but what i mean is how to reduce the icons sizes in the theme builder. like the default sizes for the icons on the theme builders are at 100%. what i want to know is how to make them 50% or 60%.

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    Re: Resizing Icons in Theme Builder

    You can't do image editing in theme builder. You need to use Photoshop, photopaint, fireworks or some raster based editor to make the icons the way you want them, one that can save off a PNG file with transparency.

    You cannot modify the icon "grid" in the themes. So even if your icons are smaller, you won't fit any more on the screen.

    4x3 for "zen themes" which is 4*60 x 3*55 = 240x165 + header image at 240 x 67 and, that grid leave a little area at the bottom for the text, because the main background image is 240x260.

    I use fireworks and/or photoshop in batch modes to resize a lot at once.
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    Re: Resizing Icons in Theme Builder

    I tried that and even reduced my icons all the way down to 48x48 and they still came out HUGE when I installed my "test" theme on my BB. What is causing them to enlarge? I mean they actually look bigger than the other ones I did not replace, and you can see they are now getting pixelated from being zoomed.
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    Re: Resizing Icons in Theme Builder

    Quote Originally Posted by cliffr39
    I tried that and even reduced my icons all the way down to 48x48 and they still came out HUGE when I installed my "test" theme on my BB. What is causing them to enlarge? I mean they actually look bigger than the other ones I did not replace, and you can see they are now getting pixelated from being zoomed.
    Ok, heres what you do.

    Open your image in photoshop:
    -Select ''all''
    -Copy
    -''File - New'' [make sure your background says ''transparent'' when you start a new file']
    -Paste
    -Select ''all''
    -Cut

    Now go back to the original Icon:
    - ''Imge - Image Size'' and adjust to how big you want it.
    - Drag the icon onto the blank image you just created
    - Center it
    - Save it
    -


    Now it will not stretch in your theme

    In case you didnt notice, I wrote a very long ''How To'' thats stuck at the top of this forum, and included what how to do this.
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    Re: Resizing Icons in Theme Builder

    Let me try to add just a bit more to the above information?

    If your making a 7100 series theme (for example) the default icons size for the 7100 is 60x56.

    If you take a default icon from the 7200 series (36x36) and place it into a 7100 theme the icon will look pixelated or enlarged as you described above.

    If you take that 36x36 icon image and place it into the 60x56 icon it will not look that way after installing the theme.

    So try to use the correct size icon and simply use a smaller image in the icon to represent the completed icon (hope that makes sense?)

    Here is an example of the correct icon size being used 60x56 but with a smaller image being used. The screen shot does not look as acurate as when the theme is being used. When using this theme the icons are much smaller than they appear in the shot.







    This screen shot (below) shows the original size icons and how they look compared to the above screen shot.

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    Re: Resizing Icons in Theme Builder

    Quote Originally Posted by srl7741
    So try to use the correct size icon and simply use a smaller image in the icon to represent the completed icon (hope that makes sense?)
    Thats what I was trying to get to lol, i just left out the what and gave only the how.
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    Re: Resizing Icons in Theme Builder

    And just in case it isn't clear yet, have a look at this:

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    Re: Resizing Icons in Theme Builder

    cool thanks guys. i finally figured it out. im making my own iphone theme cause i can't seem to find it for download anywhere. is it illegal now or something? because i was thinking about sharing it with you all but if its illegal, then i don't want to get in trouble.

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    Re: Resizing Icons in Theme Builder

    Quote Originally Posted by konman795
    cool thanks guys. i finally figured it out. im making my own iphone theme cause i can't seem to find it for download anywhere. is it illegal now or something? because i was thinking about sharing it with you all but if its illegal, then i don't want to get in trouble.
    iphone theme will be here in the morning
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    Re: Resizing Icons in Theme Builder

    Great tips!
    Thanks! I will check out the other threads as well.
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