By David Barnhardt
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IconRounder is a very simple app for iOS developers and graphic designers that are creating icons for iOS apps. It allows the user to quickly verify that an icon is within the Rounded-Rectangle-Alpha-Channel mask that Apple automatically applies to iOS icons. It also allows you to see how the icon will look after Apple applies the Shine FX to the icon.
You can save an icon at any size from 16 pixels to 512 pixels with the Rounded Corners and optionally with the Shine FX applied to the icon. This was the original impetus for writing this app: So I could have a convenient way to create icon images of each of my apps, for my website. Alternatively, you can use these modified icon images as your actual icons that you include in your app bundle. Just remember to set the appropriate entries in your plist file.
In the screenshot below, the imageWell on the left side is where you drag your icon to. Select a size for the image by dragging the Size Slider or tapping one of the Size Buttons. Then click the Preview button at the bottom of the window to see the icon with the Mask and FX applied. You can turn the Shine FX on and off with the Shine FX checkbox button above the Preview button. The Mask checkbox toggles the rounded rect mask. The Bezel button toggles the border around the imageWell.
Click the Save button, at the bottom-right of the window, to store an icon to disk at the current size with mask applied and optionally with the Shine FX applied. When the size value is one of the nine sizes for standard iOS icons, then the file name for that size is automatically prepopulated in the Save Panel.
What's New in Version 1.0.1
Fixed an issue where at some sizes the mask would clip the image incorrectly.
"Round" or "Ruin"???
I purchased this app to accomplish one thing: "round" my custom-created icons. Perhaps I am completely missing a step, but for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to simply "round" the icons WITHOUT applying the "shine" effect to the icons. The "shine" effect takes away all the color and completely ruins every single one of my icons that I've worked hard to create. Isn't there a way to round your icon without applying all the extra effects????
Works well for me
Thia app does exactly what it says that it does and is exactly what I needed to quickly get my app icons onto my support website.
Don't Like At All
Not sure what the developer was trying to do here, but the app is ugly and looks like something you would see running on a Windows machine. For what it does, the app itself produces what the developer mentioned in the description.
- Category: Developer Tools
- Updated: Mar 11, 2011
- Version: 1.0.1
- Size: 4.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: David Barnhardt
- © David Barnhardt
Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later