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iOS 7 Mac icon project: Preview

Preview gets a make-over with a new icon for the iOS 7 Mac icon project

icon comparison
When I was putting together this icon, I wasn’t sure whether I would prefer it to be used for iPhoto or Preview.
In the end I’ve decided to make it Preview, and here’s why. In iOS, the Photos app is primarily a tool for viewing your images and showing them to friends, while the iPhoto app serves more as an editing platform for your shots. In OS X, Preview does a very similar job to Photos – it’s primarily a photo and document viewer, while iPhoto deals with the editing.

So, for this icon I simply worked on emulating the Photos iOS 7 version for OS X. It was harder than it looks, with the colours not always mixing to produce the same tones seen in the iOS 7 version. In some cases I had to tweak them in order to get the mix right, but I’m really happy with the final result. The icon looks great blown up to this size, and the circular outer ring not only helps to show the colours in their best light, it also makes the icon fit nicely with the others in the project.

Download the icon below, along with the others in the project, and also get hold of Candybar to apply them. I’ve nearly finished the icons I want to make for the built-in OS X apps, and I’ll soon be moving onto icons for the iLife and iWork suites.

App Store
iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash
iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash
iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash
Full Trash

App Store              iTunes              Messages               Safari             Reminders              Trash

iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash

Finder               Launchpad                Mail                   Notes              Photo Booth          Calendar

iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash
Mission Control
           iOS 7 Mac icon project: Trash          
System Preferences

Contacts            Dashboard     Mission Control        FaceTime      System Preferences