If you have to create a Windows desktop icon of any image, use Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It requires a minute to create a perfect icon of any graphic file. Simply set the resolution and opacity!
Did you ever try personalizing a directory on your desktop using an icon? Selecting a folder icon requires that you specify a picture in a valid Windows icon type. You can download free windows desktop graphics from the Web, but what if you have a certain picture in account and just want to make a desktop icon out of that image?
If you need to make a Windows desktop icon from any picture, you need an application to do the icon conversion. It appears that Windows does not have any built-in icon software to create Windows icons from image files. How would you get a Windows icon in this situation? Use a side tool such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Weird! A pro-grade software to make and convert icons? They must require an experienced designer to work with, right? No! Any user is able to create an original Windows XP or Windows Vienna icon with Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! All you need to make your personal icons is an image you like and an icon transforming tool.
It only takes seconds to make a fine-looking icon out of any image file. To transform an image to a Windows icon, simply start Any to Icon and add files to the list. Any to Icon supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG files and transforms them to ICO files. Define properties for your icon, like the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and opacity. Shape the picture with a cut tool, and you've got an original Windows icon which can be assigned to any directory! The new icon initially has all sizes that are necessary to place your folder correctly in Windows Explorer regardless what view resolution you select. Compact view, list view or big view will look equally pleasant, with neat transparency options and sleek borders.
Require advanced options such as shades or opacity? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! Those Windows icon editors allow you to modify icons in the exe-files, make and edit Windows XP icons and Windows Vista icons.
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