When you have to make a Windows desktop icon from any image, use Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It requires seconds to craft a great-looking icon from any image file. Simply select the resolution and opacity!
Did you ever try personalizing a directory on your desktop using an icon? Selecting a folder icon needs that you select an image in a correct Windows icon type. You can download many windows desktop graphics from the Internet, but what when you have a certain image in mind and just want to make a desktop icon from that picture?
If you want to create a Windows desktop icon out of any image, you need a tool to do the icon transformation. It so happens that Windows does not have any default converter to create Windows icons out of image files. How would you get a Windows icon then? Use a third-party application such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Weird! A professional software to create and convert icons? These must require a skillful designer to operate, yes? No! Anyone can make an original Windows XP or Windows Vienna icon with Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! Everything you require to make your own icons is a picture you choose and an icon conversion application.
It only takes a minute to create a fine-looking icon out of any graphic file. To transform a picture to a Windows icon, just start Any to Icon and add files to the list. Any to Icon supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG images and converts them to ICO files. Define properties for your icon, like the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and opacity. Square the picture with a cut tool, and you've got an original Windows icon which can be assigned to any folder! Your new icon initially has all sizes that are required to view your directory correctly in Windows Explorer regardless what view size you specify. Small view, list view or large view will look equally great, with cool transparency effects and sleek edges.
Want advanced options such as shades or translucency? Try IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! Those Windows icon editors enable you to edit icons inside exe-files, craft and modify Windows XP icons and Windows Vienna icons.
Get and try Any to Icon and ArtIcons Pro for free from http://www.aha-soft.com.