If you want to create a Windows desktop icon from any picture, choose Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It takes a minute to make a fine-looking icon of any image file. Just set the resolution and opacity!
Have you tried customizing a folder on your desktop with an icon? Choosing a folder icon requires that you specify an image in a correct Windows icon type. You are able to download many windows desktop icons from the Web, but what if you have a specific image in mind and simply want to make a desktop icon out of your own image?
If you want to make a Windows desktop icon from any picture, you need an application to do the icon transformation. It so happens that Windows does not contain any default software to create Windows icons from pictures. How would you get a Windows icon then? Get a third-party tool like as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Wait a second! A pro-grade software to create and transform icons? These must need a skillful designer to operate, right? No! Anyone is able to make a native-looking Windows XP or Windows Vista icon using Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! All you require to make your personal icon files is an image you like and an icon transforming application.
It only takes a minute to make a perfect 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 files and transforms them into ICO format. Select properties for your icon, such as the resolution (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and opacity. Shape the image with a crop tool, and you've got a native Windows icon that you can assign to any directory! The new icon already 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 pleasant, with neat transparency effects and sleek borders.
Require advanced options such as shadows or translucency? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! Those Windows icon makers allow you to edit icons inside exe-files, craft and modify Windows XP icons and Windows Vienna icons.
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