I've uploaded some improved (imho) pixmaps for the tool pointers in this
bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/325145
The changes are:
- Tweaked the appearance of 3dbox and eraser
- added crosshairs to connector and bucket fill
- new icon for bucket fill
- Unified the appearance of pen and pencil tools
- Unified the size and position of the color dropper icon
The icons had different sizes and positions relative to the crosshairs,
so I tried to unify that.
Now the modified icons fit in a 26x26 square at the upper left of the
total area (32x32) so there is space in the bottom left for potential
modified versions (for instance adding a + sign for addition, like the
gradient tool has).
Some icons (bucket fill, color dropper and connector) have a slightly
different hotspots now, so they'll have to be adjusted.
There are others that can be adjusted, but with these changes at least
the set is more homogenous in size and style.
The pen icon for the bezier tool is in my opinion confusing, since the
pen icon in the UI is assigned to the calligraphic tool. Nobody seems to
The only change needed is to check and correct the tool hostpot in some
of them, but I guess that would be a trivial change (that I don't know
how to perform :-)
What do you think?