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Converting Graphics into Icons

If you want to create a Windows desktop icon from any image, select Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It takes a minute to make a perfect icon of any image file. Just select the resolution and transparency!

Have you tried customizing a directory on your desktop using an icon? Choosing a folder icon needs that you specify an image in a correct Windows icon type. You are able to download free windows desktop graphics from the Internet, but what when you have a specific picture in mind and simply want to create a desktop icon from your own picture?

If you want to make a Windows desktop icon out of any image, you require an application to perform icon transformation. It appears that Windows does not contain any default software to create Windows icons out of graphic files. How would you create a Windows icon in this situation? Use a side tool like as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!

Weird! A professional software to create and transform icons? These must need an experienced designer to work with, yes? Wrong! Any user can create a native-looking Windows XP or Windows Vista icon with Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! Everything you need to make your personal icon files is an image you choose and an icon transforming application.

It only takes a minute to make a great-looking icon out of any graphic file. To transform a picture to a Windows icon, simply start Any to Icon and add files to the program. Any to Icon reads BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG files and converts them into ICO format. Define properties for your icon, such as the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and opacity. Shape the picture with a cut instrument, and you have a native Windows icon which can be assigned to any directory! Your new icon initially contains all sizes that are necessary to place your folder correctly in Windows Explorer no matter what view resolution you determine. Small view, list view or large view will appear equally pleasant, with cool transparency effects and smooth edges.

Need advanced features such as shadows or translucency? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! Those Windows icon makers enable you to alter icons in the exe-files, make and edit Windows XP icons and Windows Vienna icons.

Get and try Any to Icon and ArtIcons Pro for free from http://www.aha-soft.com.

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