If you have to make a Windows desktop icon from any image, use Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It requires seconds to make a great-looking icon of any image file. Just set the size and transparency!
Did you ever try customizing a directory on your desktop with an icon? Choosing a directory icon needs that you select a picture in a valid Windows icon type. You are able to download free windows desktop icons from the Internet, but what if you have a specific picture in mind and simply want to create a desktop icon out of your own picture?
If you need to create a Windows desktop icon from any image, you require a tool to do the icon transformation. It so happens that Windows does not have any default converter to make Windows icons from image files. How can you get a Windows icon then? Use a side application such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Wait a second! A pro-grade software to create and transform icons? These should need an experienced designer to work with, yes? No! Any user can make a native-looking Windows XP or Windows Vista icon using Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! All you require to create your own icons is an image you like and an icon transforming tool.
It only takes a minute to create a fine-looking icon out of any graphic file. To transform an image to a Windows icon, simply launch Any to Icon and load files to the list. Any to Icon reads BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG files and transforms them into ICO format. Select properties for your icon, like the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and transparency. Square the picture with a cut tool, and you have an original Windows icon that you can assign to any directory! Your new icon initially has all the resolutions that are necessary to view your folder correctly in Windows Explorer regardless what view size you determine. Compact view, list view or big view will appear equally nice, with neat transparency effects and sleek borders.
Need advanced features such as shades or translucency? Try IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon makers enable you to modify icons in the exe-files, craft and edit Windows XP icons and Windows Vista icons.
Download and try Any to Icon and ArtIcons Pro now at http://www.aha-soft.com.