When you have to make a Windows desktop icon of any picture, use Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It takes a minute to create a perfect icon of any image file. Just choose the size and transparency!
Did you ever try customizing a directory on your desktop with an icon? Selecting a directory icon requires that you specify a picture in a valid Windows icon type. You can download free windows desktop icons from the Internet, but what when you have a certain image in mind and just want to create a desktop icon out of your own image?
If you need to make a Windows desktop icon out of any image, you need an application to perform icon conversion. It appears that Windows does not have any built-in icon software to create Windows icons from graphic files. How would you get a Windows icon then? Use a third-party tool like as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Wait a second! A professional software to make and transform icons? These should require an experienced designer to operate, right? Wrong! Anyone can create a native-looking Windows XP or Windows Vista icon with Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! Everything you need to create your own icons is an image you choose and an icon conversion application.
It only requires seconds to create a fine-looking icon out of any graphic file. To convert an image to a Windows icon, just 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 resolution (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and opacity. Square the image with a crop tool, and you've got an original Windows icon which can be assigned to any folder! The new icon initially has all sizes that are necessary to place your directory properly in Windows Explorer regardless what view resolution you determine. Small view, list view or big view will appear equally great, with neat opacity effects and smooth edges.
Want advanced features such as shades or opacity? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon editors enable you to edit icons in the exe-files, create and edit Windows XP icons and Windows Vista icons.
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