Finding more duplicate icons – An introduction to image feature extraction

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Authors: Radu Ciocoiu & Silviu Tantos

Following a small experiment in the spring on detecting duplicate icons. We wanted to dive deeper into this field. One of the main task in finding identical icons, is that they are most often not digital duplicates, but still look identical. This challenge can be partly overcome by using a technique called feature extraction. Let me explain… Continue reading

Can Sketch or Affinity designer replace Adobe Illustrator?

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Should you stick to the tried and true or give one of the newcomers a shot? In this article we will take a look at how well two contenders, Affinity Designer and Sketch stand up from an icon designer’s perspective. Is Adobe Illustrator finally ready for retirement?

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Justifying spending time on “worthless” coding

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Have you noticed something different about Iconfinder in the last few weeks? No? You weren’t supposed to. But, in fact, everything, other than what you as a user actually see, has changed. In the last month almost half of the code base running Iconfinder has been swapped out for a completely new structure in what is arguably the biggest refactor we’ve done since we switched to a brand new code base in late 2012. Continue reading