When you have to create a Windows desktop icon of any image, select Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It takes a minute to create a fine-looking icon of any graphic file. Simply choose the size and transparency!
Have you tried customizing a folder on your desktop using an icon? Selecting a directory icon needs that you select an image in a valid Windows icon type. You are able to download free windows desktop graphics from the Internet, but what if you have a certain image in account and just want to create a desktop icon from your own image?
If you want to create a Windows desktop icon out of any image, you need an application to perform icon transformation. It appears that Windows does not have any default converter to make Windows icons out of pictures. How would you make a Windows icon in this situation? Get a side tool such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Weird! A professional application to make and convert icons? They should need an experienced designer to work with, yes? Wrong! Anyone can make a native-looking Windows XP or Windows Vienna icon using Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! Everything you need to make your own icon files is a picture you like and an icon transforming application.
It only takes seconds to create a fine-looking icon out of any image file. To convert an image to a Windows icon, simply launch Any to Icon and add files to the program. Any to Icon supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG files and converts them into ICO files. Specify properties for your icon, like the resolution (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and opacity. Shape the image with a cut instrument, and you have an original Windows icon which you can assign to any folder! The new icon initially contains all the resolutions that are necessary to place your folder properly in Windows Explorer no matter what view size you specify. Small view, list view or large view will look equally nice, with neat transparency effects and sleek borders.
Want complicated features such as shadows or translucency? Try IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon editors allow you to modify icons in the exe-files, craft 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.