Sources for Stock Images for GUI automation panels? e.g. Switches, Meters, Knobs?

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Sources for Stock Images for GUI automation panels? e.g. Switches, Meters, Knobs?

Rufus V. Smith
Recently I wanted to jazz up my machine-control GUI from simple push-buttons
and choice boxes and spin-controls to be more snazzy with simulated switches,
lights, meters, etc.

Does anyone know of a good source of free stock images of instrumentation panel
equipment?

The key thing is, you really need multiple images, depending on the state of the
switch, for example.  so for a toggle switch, you need both the up and the down
position. Or for a traffic light, you want a different picture depending on the light
that is on.    If these have nice gradient or shadow effects, you can't simply rotate
a switch 180 degrees to get the other graphic. (Online catalogs
typically have the switch only in the one position)

Does anyone have any experience or tips in this area.

Drawing the stuff by hand in Paint or an Icon Editor is a real pain for someone who
does not do it for a living.


(I may see if there's a Visual Basic group that does this and port it to Wxpython
but I thought I'd ask here first.)


Rufus



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Re: Sources for Stock Images for GUI automation panels? e.g. Switches, Meters, Knobs?

GadgetSteve
On 03/07/14 20:46, Rufus wrote:
Recently I wanted to jazz up my machine-control GUI from simple push-buttons
and choice boxes and spin-controls to be more snazzy with simulated switches,
lights, meters, etc.

Does anyone know of a good source of free stock images of instrumentation panel
equipment?

The key thing is, you really need multiple images, depending on the state of the
switch, for example.  so for a toggle switch, you need both the up and the down
position. Or for a traffic light, you want a different picture depending on the light
that is on.    If these have nice gradient or shadow effects, you can't simply rotate
a switch 180 degrees to get the other graphic. (Online catalogs
typically have the switch only in the one position)

Does anyone have any experience or tips in this area.

Drawing the stuff by hand in Paint or an Icon Editor is a real pain for someone who
does not do it for a living.


(I may see if there's a Visual Basic group that does this and port it to Wxpython
but I thought I'd ask here first.)


Rufus



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Of course you could always photograph the actual controls used on the actual hardware version of the machine as a starting point...

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