Use SVG icons instead of PNG

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Sat Feb 9 18:53:16 UTC 2008

On Feb 9, 2008 1:27 PM, Milan <nalimilan at> wrote:

> To sum up, yes, having SVG icons for every app would be good, and no, it
> does not hurt performance.

Depends on your system.  The calculations for SVG technically take more
cycles to do than just drawing a raster does.  I'm guessing the 10 year old
computer at my dad's house would be slower with SVG than with rasters, but
P4 and newer wouldn't have any noticeable difference at all.  Maybe having a
powerful GPU makes the point moot, but vectors do require more calculations
than rasters do.

Mackenzie Morgan
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