Custom Icons SVG

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13 Jun, 2021 09:53 AM

I'm using Inkscape to create some simple custom icons for WiSAR.
I created IPP (Initial Planning Point) icon and saved it as an SVG and PNG file (attached)
Both are 24 px x 24 px which is the max dimensions allowed.
I can upload both with no errors in Your Data>Your Icons.
However, only the PNG is visible when I go to add a marker. I read through the old support posts and a few years ago matt said that the icons should be SVG.
Can you try to upload them and see what you get?
I prefer the SVG icon because PNG looks pixelated and it shouldn't be.

I created a few different versions..messing with the colorspace in Inkscape (RGB 8/RGB 16, RGBA, 8 etc) to see if I could get it to upload and display as an SVG but nothing seemed to work.

Would you consider adding a topic in the knowledgebase that lists the specifications of custom icons? I didn't see anything.
I think I remember being able to see the icons in the Your Icons tab before the UI change, but I can't anymore.


SVG Upload.png is a screenshot immediately following the upload.
The YourIcons.png is the marker selection screen. It shows nothing under my account, and it shows the PNG icons in my team account.

  1. 1 Posted by disasterstudent on 13 Jun, 2021 10:00 AM

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    Attached is a file showing several blanks and then a PNG version of IPP. It looks like the SVG files are accepted by the system, but not displayed.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Ben Lantow on 14 Jun, 2021 06:36 PM

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    Supporting custom SVG icons is a task we've identified for the future but is not currently implemented. Custom icons are typically best as PNG images, 24px x 24px is the size to use!


  3. Ben Lantow closed this discussion on 14 Jun, 2021 06:36 PM.

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