When you need to create a Windows desktop icon from any picture, select Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It takes a minute to craft a perfect icon from any image file. Just set the resolution and transparency!
Did you ever try customizing a folder on your desktop with an icon? Selecting a folder icon needs that you specify an image in a correct Windows icon format. You can download many windows desktop graphics from the Internet, but what if you have a specific image in mind and just want to create a desktop icon out of that image?
If you want to create a Windows desktop icon out of any picture, you need an application to perform icon conversion. It so happens that Windows does not have any built-in icon software to make Windows icons out of image files. How can you create a Windows icon in this situation? Use a side tool such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Wait a second! A professional application to make and convert icons? They should require an experienced designer to operate, right? Wrong! Any user is able to make an original Windows XP or Windows Vista icon with Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! All you need to make your personal icons is a picture you like and an icon transforming application.
It only requires seconds to make a great-looking icon from any image file. To convert a picture to a Windows icon, just launch Any to Icon and load files to the list. Any to Icon supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG images and transforms them into ICO files. Define properties for your icon, like the resolution (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and transparency. Shape the picture with a crop instrument, and you have a native Windows icon which you can assign to any directory! The new icon initially contains all the resolutions that are necessary to place your directory properly in Windows Explorer no matter what view resolution you determine. Small view, list view or large view will appear equally great, with cool opacity effects and sleek edges.
Want complicated features such as shades or opacity? Try IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! Those Windows icon makers allow you to alter icons in the exe-files, make and modify Windows XP icons and Windows Vista icons.
Download and try Any to Icon and ArtIcons Pro for free from http://www.aha-soft.com.