Multi-platform iconset(s) to use with application



  • Hi.
    I have been working with Qt for quite a while now, and I still lack proper icons for my programs. Under Linux you can use QIcon::fromTheme(), but for a not exactly small cross-platform project that doesn't involve an artist or money to hire one, what am I supposed to do? If I somehow missed to look at the proper location in the Qt documentation, please point me to the solution of my problems. But I assume that that solution lies outside of Qt.

    How to get a huge amount of consistent and pretty icons for a Qt-project outside of linux? A while ago I grabbed some icons from a webpage that offered lots of free icons, but since the sets were usually quite small, the resulting set of icons looks really stitched together and, overall, very unprofessional.

    I would appreciate any hints on how to solve the icon-problem once and for all, since I intend to continue using Qt for a long time.

    PS: I am using Qt 5.1.



  • !http://www.fatcow.com/fatcow-icons/fatcow-icons-2.jpg(3500 icons)!

    I personally like and use this free set:
    http://www.fatcow.com/free-icons

    [quote]Terms of Use
    These icon sets are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. This means you can freely use these icons for any purpose, private and commercial, including online services, templates, themes and software. However, you should include a link to this page in your credits. The icons may not be resold, sub-licensed, rented, transferred or otherwise made available for use. Please link to this page on fatcow.com if you would like to spread the word.
    [/quote]



  • That's certainly a nice start, thanks a lot! :-) But I'd still be interested in more suggestions, since choice is a good thing.


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