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Has anyone published app in the android market? How should one approach adding images to various icons inside the app? For instance if I am having various menus and option menus inside the app how can I add icon images? I checked the android icon guidelines but that describes about the size of the image. Should one design the image using Adobe Photoshop or some tools? Can anyone share some ideas?
Yes I did where they have listed the guidelines for different types of icons. My question is about creating image for each type of icon. So for instance if I have several tabs in one page then I would like to add image for each tab with some label below the image. How should I create those images? Hope this time I am more clear.
Actually, that is less clear. The statement "would like to add image for each tab" implies that you want to know what views to add to the layout.xml file and how to reference your image files (jpg, png, etc) from those views. But the statement "How should I create those images?" implies that you don't have any image files and you are asking what tools to use to create image files.
For creating the images, use any desktop tool that can save png files. Photoshop and Gimp come to mind.
How can we make the android icons look colorful and rich? If one has the luxury of working with the graphic designer for creating icon images, what sort of extra input can be provided apart from the android icon design guidelines? It will great if anyone can share there idea or those who have published apps in the market.
If you don't have access to a graphics designer, I recommend googling for graphics design tutorials. Also, there are many open-source and free icon packages available, perhaps they contain an icon you could use or update to fit your needs - for example, you might use an existing icon as a background to which you apply a generic image or some text.