If you need to create a Windows desktop icon from any picture, use Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It takes seconds to make a fine-looking icon from any graphic file. Simply set the size and transparency!
Have you tried personalizing a directory on your desktop with an icon? Choosing a directory icon needs that you specify a picture in a correct Windows icon type. You are able to download free windows desktop graphics from the Web, but what if you have a certain image in mind and just want to make a desktop icon from that image?
If you need to make a Windows desktop icon out of any image, you require an application to do the icon transformation. It so happens that Windows does not contain any default converter to make Windows icons out of pictures. How can you create a Windows icon then? Use a third-party application such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Weird! A professional software to create and convert icons? They must require an experienced designer to work with, yes? No! Any user is able to create an original Windows XP or Windows Vista icon with Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! All you need to make your own icons is an image you choose and an icon conversion application.
It only takes seconds to make a fine-looking icon out of any graphic file. To convert a picture to a Windows icon, just start Any to Icon and add files to the program. Any to Icon supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG images and converts them to ICO format. Specify properties for your icon, like the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and opacity. Shape the picture with a crop tool, and you have a native Windows icon that can be assigned to any directory! The new icon initially contains all sizes that are necessary to view your folder properly in Windows Explorer regardless what view size you specify. Compact view, list view or large view will appear equally nice, with cool transparency options and sleek edges.
Want advanced features such as shades or opacity? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon makers allow you to alter icons inside exe-files, make and edit Windows XP icons and Windows Vienna icons.
Download and try Any to Icon and ArtIcons Pro for free from http://www.aha-soft.com.