When you have to create a Windows desktop icon from any picture, use Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It requires a minute to make a perfect icon of any image file. Simply choose the size and transparency!
Have you tried customizing a folder on your desktop with an icon? Choosing a directory icon needs that you specify a picture in a valid Windows icon format. You can download free windows desktop graphics from the Internet, but what if you have a specific image in account and simply want to make a desktop icon from your own image?
If you want to make a Windows desktop icon from any picture, you need an application to perform icon transformation. It so happens that Windows does not contain any built-in icon software to make Windows icons out of graphic files. How would you create a Windows icon then? Get a third-party application such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Weird! A professional application to create and transform icons? These should need an experienced designer to operate, yes? No! Any user can create an original Windows XP or Windows Vienna icon with Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! All you need to create your personal icon files is an image you choose and an icon transforming tool.
It only requires seconds to make a great-looking icon from any image file. To convert a picture to a Windows icon, just launch Any to Icon and load files to the program. Any to Icon reads BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG images and transforms them into ICO files. Define properties for your icon, such as the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and transparency. Shape the picture with a crop tool, and you've got a native Windows icon that can be assigned to any folder! Your new icon already contains all the resolutions that are required to view your directory correctly in Windows Explorer no matter what view resolution you determine. Small view, list view or large view will look equally nice, with neat transparency options and sleek borders.
Want complicated features such as shadows or translucency? Try IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon editors allow you to alter icons in the exe-files, create and edit Windows XP icons and Windows Vienna icons.
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