New app icon seems blurry
The new app icon looks nice, but since I started using it on a regular basis I noticed that it makes me feel uncomfortable when it is displayed scaled down in the Alt+Tab switcher. The "drawers" seem very blurry and can not properly be focused by my brain. I could reproduced this on a big and a small screen, even on a smartphone.
I asked other people for their opinion and only 2 out of 7 agreed that the icon seems blurry to them. Research on the matter led me to some insights that it most likely because of the bright (neon) blue color.
This image from the Wikipedia article on Chromatic aberration describes best how I perceive the logo
I tried variations of the new logo:
- New logo, very blurry to me, even when displayed at big sizes:
- Simplified, drawers have same color as outer border. Less blurry, but still a bit when seen at alt-tab switcher size (maybe because of the fine details?)
- Simplified to two drawers. Better than above, but still not sharp.
- Red color version. Looks as good as its blue counterpart (version 2) to me.
The effects worsen with lower screen brightness, so I suppose it is a matter of contrast somehow.
Mention worthy internet research results: