High Quality Swing Icons
Swing makes it easy to create a rich user interface. One of the
vital elements of a Swing UI is a toolbar. Coming up with icons can be a
difficult task, especially if you don't have an artist handy. Since
the icons are usually the primary indication to the user of the
button's effect, clarity and consistency are key.
Fortunately, Sun has provided a free collection of icons that match the
Java Look and Feel. Called the Java Look and Feel Graphics Repository, the site gives you a
visual display of the available icons, plus a link to download all of
the images together.
I strongly recommend using these images in your Swing applications.
Not only do you get high-quality icons for free, but you will help
ensure that applications following the Java Look and Feel appear
consistent. Such consistency enables users to move between Java
applications without having to relearn common operations.
More Icon Sets
If the icons in the Java Look and Feel Graphics Repository aren't
enough, try these other icon sets: