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Sarah McLachlan CD Icons XP by splat Sarah McLachlan CD Icons XP by splat
Updated: 7/26/2004

The first installment of my CD Icons XP icon series. This set features all 10 full albums by Sarah McLachlan.

This series of icons is based on a few icons I found about a year ago in Mac format that I converted to .bmp and used as a model for my CD Icons XP series. I have not been able to find the original author since I can't remember the web site I found the icons at. If you know, please note me so I can mention that person.

The CD Icons XP series template took me many months to complete, and countless hours to get the final product. I did a ton of tweaking here and there to get this look.

This icon set took about 2 hours and was created in Photoshop using IconBuilder XP 1.1 by IconFactory, an excellent piece of software for icon creation. Microangelo 5.5 was used to create the icon library file and the screenshot.

Each icon includes 48x48, 32x32, and 16x16 pixel formats, and XP transparency has been added for a smooth effect for all Windows XP users.

The .zip includes:
Readme file
JPG screenshot
ICL file (Icon Library)
All individual .ico files
All icons in .png format, 32x32 and 48x48

If you have a specific artist or category you'd like to see made into a CD Icons XP set, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

Hope you enjoy it.

Note: For desktop use only. Not for commercial use.
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:iconwok01:
WOK01 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009
The Download doesn't work!
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Saouke Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
I really like the idea for these, theyre quite amazing.

And i too am one of those that keeps it to the < 48px icons, any bigger and i find my desktop is way too cluttered, even on 1280x1024 :)

Keep up the work!
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halfliquid Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
They look quite spanking.

Personally, I don't think I've ever found a need to go any higher then 48x48 for my desktop. Maybe I'm just one of those weirdos who likes to keep things small. And I don't "get" people who like big icons ..

:|

:P

Like I was saying: they look good. Very crispy and a sweet presentation for 'em as well (.zip / screenshot / etc.).

:thumbsup:

(Metallica next? .. ;))
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digitalfr33dom Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
If you didnt make the original icon, then you shouldnt release this, and icons should always go up to at least 128x128 nowadays
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splat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
:pointr: If you didnt make the original icon, then you shouldnt release this

I realize that I mentioned these icons are based on a set I found some time ago available only in MacOS format, but this doesn't mean I shouldn't release this set or others like it. The original "CD icons" (which weren't named that at all) were only available in 32x32 and were quite bland. I based my CD Icons XP sets off of this set, it was not simply me copying the original. I've spent countless hours perfecting the concept of the CD icons, and many more creating new ones.

:pointr: and icons should always go up to at least 128x128 nowadays

They don't always go up to at least 128x128, but it is a common occurance for OS icon sets. This, however, is not a replacement set for your Windows XP icons, and I didn't feel that the 128x128 size was necessarily needed. I may at some point go back and create larger sizes, but I don't see these being used on the desktop as much as icons for album-specific folders in music collections. I could be wrong though.
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GodSaidShutUp Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
oh how cool!
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ivyc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004
Very nice work indeed!!!!! I notice surfacing right away... the only one I own..... Great job making them look very totally realistic. :) :)

GREAT JOB.... Sorry I'm too tired to write a longer critique,,, Its very well done indeed!!
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mattdanna Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Excellent work! I'd love to see a Dave Matthews Band series made. :)
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splat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
:pointr: I'd love to see a Dave Matthews Band series made.

Funny you should mention that, because I created these icons quite a while back and my second set was the Dave Matthews Band CD Icons XP set.

I'll be slowly updating all my previous sets (7 I think) with any recent album additions as well as add PNGs to the .zip file for those people who don't have Windows. It took me quite a while to do this yesterday, as I hadn't created these icons in a while and it's a bit of a process. But now that I remember how to do it and I have some Photoshop actions to help me out, I should be able to pull new sets together fairly quickly.

I'll have to let you know when I update the next set I suppose. =)
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mattdanna Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Excellent. Thanks! :)
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:iconivyc:
ivyc Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004
Yes,,, agreed!!! Sarah Mc Laughlin is fabulous... but Dave Matthews Band would rock out loud!!
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InfectedMushr00m Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004
so can i use these commercially?
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splat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
:pointr: so can i use these commercially?

I sincerely hope you're kidding, considering the last line in the description:

Note: For desktop use only. Not for commercial use.

So, in short, you can't use them commercially. They're not for resale, reuse, etc., just personal desktop use. I spent too many hours on the development of these icons to have them used without my permission.
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InfectedMushr00m Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2004
hehe i was just kidding :hug:
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Unfortunately I don't have XP but I appreciate the effort to make something so detailed and so small. Much like I really like your pixel art, which truthfully, until DA I really didn't give much thought to. You continue to open my eyes to forms of art I was missing before, thank you for that :)

These are well executed in this amateurs opinion.
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areyoulistening Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004
Very cool! I've seen anything quite like it. I would sport a Counting Crows version on my desktop, or Barenaked Ladies [hint hint].

Perhaps the album covers are angled or skewed a bit much though; they're a tad hard to see. Otherwise, nice job!

And I think matafaka is out of line... I could see if you offered constructive criticism, but there's nothing constructive about what was said.
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warfish Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2002  Hobbyist General Artist
these are brilliant!
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matafaka Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2002
What? Can't take critism? What do you expect? All praises for your crap? Judging from what you wrote in description, I bet you think you're a real pro or something like that... lol!
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bintaro Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002
lol, these icons are shit
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:iconhameed:
Hameed Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002   Digital Artist
Wow, i really wish i had the patience and skill to create something so small and yet so beautiful.

And excellant job.
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:iconnegativecorp:
negativecorp Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002   Interface Designer
ya yo splat...cool icons...i download it and use...thx ^^
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neural-shock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002
very original idea, IMHO... and very well executed! Thumbs Up
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:iconfuentes:
fuentes Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002   Interface Designer
looks very nice!!!
downloading....
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splat Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002  Professional Interface Designer
They weren't meant to be 128x128 pixel high res XP images... they're ICONS. Not sure what you expected, but I think your comment is way off, even if I am a bit biased.

PS. I'm not the only one who's icons you gave a rude comment to, and I'm sure I'm not the only one who took offense.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Apparantly not according to the pretty !! beside his name.

We really need to change the ban symbol to a boot, in fact I have boots they can model them after..
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:iconmatafaka:
matafaka Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002
Poor quality, seriously outdated style! I trashed them right away!
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:iconparash:
parash Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002
Thats a nice collection dude.. like to see more of it.. with more artists ... Thumbs Up


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lorikitty Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hihi!
uhm, nice stuff!
I uhm...dun have winxp so I can't looky an stuff...*shifty eyes*
but uhm...
I like the image up top...
*nods quickly*
yea!

...

*downloads .zip....*

woow...standing cds...
amazing =^.^=
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:iconjuliet:
juliet Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002
not my kind of thing but very cool!
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:iconphilipptr:
philipptr Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002
cool idea!
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jacobmyer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002
Crap!
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cuperix Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002
cool! [:thumbsups:]
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splat Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the suggestion. You might want to note that I did include 48x48 icons for XP users though. Just in case you didn't notice. =) (Smile)
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bananaman Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002
Great icons, great musician! Good job splat! :) (Smile)
Just a suggestion, you might want to make the icons up to 128x128 or 72x72, rather than just 32x32 and under. Most people with XP don't use 32x32 any more with icons looking so much prettier at bigger sizes.
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splat Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2002  Professional Interface Designer
Just a reminder, let me know if you'd like to see a specific CD Icons XP set made, and I'll see what I can do. =) (Smile)
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
If you did one for the cure I would erect statues in your honor...
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