If you have to create a Windows desktop icon from any picture, select Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It requires a minute to craft a great-looking icon of any graphic file. Just select the size and opacity!
Did you ever try personalizing a directory on your desktop using an icon? Selecting a folder icon requires that you specify an image in a valid Windows icon format. You can download free windows desktop graphics from the Internet, but what if you have a certain image in account and simply want to make a desktop icon from your own image?
If you need to create a Windows desktop icon from any picture, you need an application to do the icon conversion. It so happens that Windows does not contain any default software to make Windows icons out of pictures. How can you create a Windows icon in this situation? Use a third-party application like as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Wait a second! A professional application to create and transform icons? They should need a skillful designer to work with, yes? Wrong! Any user is able to make an original Windows XP or Windows Vienna icon with Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! All you need to make your personal icon files is an image you choose and an icon conversion tool.
It only takes a minute to create a perfect icon from any image file. To transform an image to a Windows icon, just start Any to Icon and load files to the list. Any to Icon reads BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG images and transforms them into ICO files. Select properties for your icon, like the resolution (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and transparency. Square the picture with a cut instrument, and you have a native Windows icon which can be assigned to any directory! The new icon already contains all sizes that are necessary to view your folder properly in Windows Explorer regardless what view resolution you select. Small view, list view or big view will appear equally pleasant, with cool transparency options and sleek borders.
Need complicated options such as shadows or opacity? Try IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon editors allow you to edit icons inside exe-files, make and modify Windows XP icons and Windows Vienna icons.
Download and try Any to Icon and ArtIcons Pro for free from http://www.aha-soft.com.