If you need to make a Windows desktop icon from any picture, choose Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It takes a minute to create a great-looking icon of any image file. Just select the size and opacity!
Have you tried personalizing a folder on your desktop with an icon? Choosing a directory icon requires that you select an image in a valid Windows icon type. You can download free windows desktop icons from the Internet, but what if you have a specific image in account and just want to make a desktop icon from your own picture?
If you need to create a Windows desktop icon out of any image, you require an application to do the icon transformation. It appears that Windows does not contain any built-in icon converter to create Windows icons from image files. How can you get a Windows icon in this situation? Get a third-party application like as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Wait a second! A pro-grade software to make and transform icons? They should require a skillful designer to work with, right? No! Anyone 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 icon files is an image you choose and an icon transforming tool.
It only requires seconds to create a fine-looking icon out of any graphic file. To transform a picture to a Windows icon, just launch Any to Icon and add files to the list. Any to Icon supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG files and converts them to ICO format. Select properties for your icon, such as the resolution (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and opacity. Square the picture with a crop tool, and you've got a native Windows icon which can be assigned to any directory! The new icon already has all sizes that are required to place your directory properly in Windows Explorer regardless what view size you select. Compact view, list view or large view will appear equally great, with cool opacity effects and smooth edges.
Require advanced features such as shadows or translucency? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon editors allow you to edit icons inside exe-files, make and edit Windows XP icons and Windows Vienna icons.
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