When you need to make a Windows desktop icon of any image, use Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It requires seconds to make a perfect icon of any image file. Just set the resolution and transparency!
Have you tried personalizing a folder on your desktop with an icon? Choosing a directory icon requires that you specify an image in a valid Windows icon type. You can download free windows desktop icons from the Web, but what when you have a certain picture in account and simply want to make a desktop icon from your own picture?
If you need to create a Windows desktop icon from any picture, you need an application to do the icon conversion. It so happens that Windows does not have any built-in icon software to make Windows icons out of graphic files. How would you get a Windows icon in this situation? Get a side application like as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Wait a second! A professional application to create and convert icons? These must need an experienced designer to work with, yes? Wrong! Any user is able to create a native-looking Windows XP or Windows Vienna icon using Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! Everything you need to make your personal icons is a picture you like and an icon transforming tool.
It only takes a minute to make a perfect icon from any image file. To transform an image to a Windows icon, simply start Any to Icon and load files to the list. Any to Icon supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG files and converts them into ICO files. Define options for your icon, such as the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and transparency. Square the picture with a crop tool, and you've got an original Windows icon which can be assigned to any directory! Your new icon already has all sizes that are necessary to view your directory properly in Windows Explorer regardless what view resolution you select. Compact view, list view or large view will appear equally nice, with neat opacity effects and smooth edges.
Need complicated features such as shadows or opacity? Try IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon editors enable you to modify icons in the exe-files, craft and edit Windows XP icons and Windows Vista icons.
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