Hmmm, re-reading your post, are you creating the icons using a sif file for each?
Yes, i downloaded the GIT of SynfigStudio, when i checked the whole package and find the whole pack of icons but in.SIF format, inmediatly suspected that PNG icons are generated from them, so i've been doing all the work inside Synfig Studio. On this cases my motto is: "It's the way is made, it's the way it works"
I personally would like that all the icons would be consistent in all the application. Our commitment was and still being to match the Tango Libre art set guidelines. So, although your icons are nice, you're replacing the ones that already have a definition in that art set (i.e. Rotate, or Scale). The idea is that all the Graphic applications under Gnome have the same look and any user can deduce what's each icon for just by looking the icon image.
At this point i can assure you i have a new icon for every button in existence and plus some custom Synfig Studio does not have like the ones for Save, Save as, Save all, Setup, etc, i knew about Gnome apps looking alike, but many users including me do not use Gnome as much as other Desktop Environments, my personal favorite is XFCE4 and the set of icons differ a lot from the ones of gnome as you said, also KDE users might find a little subjective the icons that are placed replacing those from Gnome, i was thinking also in something simple that looked quite formal and dynamic, also with this, making every button more "universal", i remember some of the tutorials in the old site showing buttons like the Setup button in one way, but actually looking different in current releases at that time for Gnome.
It is true that some of the icons are different depending on the desktop theme (the icons grabbed from the theme icons stock) and that it would be ideal that those icons were designed too, using the Tango Libre Art Set guidelines.
I had my exam period, lot of spare time and nothing to do at all, i would like then make the try taking a look at the Tango Libre Art Set Guidelines closely, i don't really feel aprehensive to the current ones i made so i can easily work in a new set of them, apart from the Tango alike apps, would you agree if i add bluish color to them? despite stick with TLASG i would like to see at Synfig and see that 'this suit has it own set of icons'
I personally don't have a global vision created on how the icons should be but I think that the gnome consistence is a good way to keep users eyes "unhurted".
yeah, that's what i meant, if an icon takes you more than one look to understand, then that icon will be of no use.
Maybe, instead of create a new the icon set straight forward, we should review the current ones and check its consistence in palette, shadows, proportions and then write Synfig Studio guideline for icons creation. What do you think?
well, i think i should be writing this on the Icons thread XD XD XD, but that sound actually very fine for me.
I also would like to hear other users administrators opinion so I don't feel like the only one who take decisions. Specially this matter should be a user based decision, so all this post is my opinion as user, not as developer or administrator.
ah, maybe i should have separate properly the sentence, the call for you or any developer of Synfig was for the thing about the file that assign icons to buttons, since things seems quite a bit complex i did not insisted on that. But i'm more than happy of hear opinion from anyone who feels it have something to say about it.