When you need to make a Windows desktop icon from any picture, select Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It requires a minute to make a great-looking icon from any image file. Just set the resolution and opacity!
Did you ever try customizing a directory on your desktop using an icon? Choosing a folder icon needs that you specify a picture in a valid Windows icon format. You can download many windows desktop icons from the Web, but what if you have a specific image in mind and just want to make a desktop icon from that image?
If you need to create a Windows desktop icon from any image, you need an application to perform icon transformation. It so happens that Windows does not have any built-in icon software to make Windows icons out of graphic files. How would you get a Windows icon in this situation? Use a third-party tool like as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Wait a second! A pro-grade software to create and convert icons? These should need an experienced designer to operate, yes? Wrong! Any user can create a native-looking Windows XP or Windows Vista icon with Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! All you need to make your own icon files is an image you choose and an icon transforming tool.
It only takes seconds to make a perfect icon out of any picture file. To transform a picture to a Windows icon, just start Any to Icon and load files to the list. Any to Icon supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG images and converts them into ICO files. Select options for your icon, like the resolution (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and transparency. Shape the image with a cut instrument, and you've got an original Windows icon which you can assign to any directory! The new icon already contains all the resolutions that are required to view your directory correctly in Windows Explorer no matter what view size you select. Small view, list view or large view will look equally great, with cool transparency effects and smooth edges.
Want advanced options such as shades or translucency? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon editors enable you to modify icons inside exe-files, make and modify Windows XP icons and Windows Vista icons.
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