I'm pretty much a graphics design noob, as you can tell by this very basic question. What I am trying to achieve is to create a set of Android icons from an SVG file that I have. In case you didn't know, in order to support the different device sizes, I am supposed to create an icon for MDPI, HDPI, and XHDPI screens. More detailed information can be found here
Here is the recommended dimensions for each size:
- MDPI - 160dpi, 48x48px
- HDPI - 240dpi, 72x72px (1.5x MDPI)
- XHDPI - 320dpi, 96x96px (2x MDPI)
As I said before, I am starting with an SVG file that I have. The first thing I am doing is opening the SVG file using GIMP. Here is where I start to get confused. What value should I put for the pixels/in? The default is 90.
After I get past that screen, I pretty much just export it right away to a PNG. When I do that, I am prompted with another screen with a bunch of different options. Usually I just leave it as the default, but I'm not sure if that's the best idea. Anyways, when I go through this process, my icons still look really blurry on my Nexus 4.
Any help is greatly appreciated.