Automatic Icon Color Adjustment?
2008-09-06 7 Comments
I have been wondering before, if Icons could be automagically adjusted to what ever background they appear on (at least as long as there is one dominant color).
So I took the recently created folder icon and the set of background colors for an experiment. The icon should be quite a problematic case with its strong orange, subtle outlines and almost no shadow (this mainly due to just scaling the whole icon down, though).
1st section: The same icon repeated with no tweaks at all.
2nd section: I adjusted the value gradation curves by pulling down a single point in the middle to leave black and white in place.
3rd section: Additional use of GIMP’s Hue-Saturation tool to adjust hue, lightness and saturation once, for all colors.
I am confident that this could be done automatically, but I guess it isn’t too trivial due to non-linear characteristics of human color-perception. Also, for optimal results, it might be necessary to treat sections of an icon differently.