What is iconfish?
iconfish is a service provided by Photo Ads International. The purpose of this service is to provide only the top quality royalty-free icon sets to the general public, with a specific target to designers, software and web developers.
What makes iconfish icons stand out from the competition?
iconfish is the pioneer and probably still the one and only online stock icon collection which provides only the best quality, stunning icons in completely new way – in various vector formats. This way, we do not limit developers only to a fixed-size icons, that cannot be resized, rotated or manipulated in any other way. By offering vector icons we give developers the solution that will let them use their creativity to the extent.
What advantages does vector format have compared to bitmap (standard) format?
Vector graphics is creation of digital images through a sequence of commands or mathematical statements that place lines and shapes in a two-dimensional or three-dimensional space. One advantage of vector graphics over bitmap graphics (or raster graphics) is that they makes it possible to change any element of the picture at any time since each element is stored as an independent object. Another advantage of vector graphics is that the resulting image file is typically much smaller than a bitmap file containing the same image. And, the most important factor is that our icons, created in vector graphics format can even be dynamically rotated, skewed, resized or manipulated in any other way without fear of getting the unwanted pixelation effect or problems with antialiasing on any background.
In which formats/sizes are icons available?
Any in vector form. That is probably the best answer we can give to this question. Unlike other icon providers, we pride ourselves with icons that can be scaled from as small as 8×8 pixels (or less) to billboard sizes (exceeding few metres/feets in size!) without any loss of quality. Because of that, we deliver our icons in vector formats and developers can choose which format they require for their project themselves. We do not want to limit you with some “standard”, pre-made sizes. However if you still need standard Windows XP icons, due to popular demand we have added pre-made .ico files to each collection. Icons are available in 16×16, 32×32 and 48×48 size in both, 256 color (8-bit) and true color (32-bit) version. New icon collections are also available in 24×24 format for Windows XP toolbar needs! Check the details at the bottom of the icon collection for the exact sizes and formats available.
What are the costs?
The cost for each icon set, and are the most competitively priced in the industry. For the amount you pay, you are getting only the highest quality, stunning icons in vector and Windows Icon format – at average of over 80 icons per collection.
When I purchase collection, do I own it?
After purchasing and paying for the collection, you may freely use it for your projects. However, in order to protect our author rights, you must agree with License Agreement prior buying the icons.
I need “standard” Windows and MacOS icons. Help me!
We are now adding these formats to our latest icon collections so please consider these sets.