If you need to make a Windows desktop icon from any image, use Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It requires seconds to craft a fine-looking icon of any image file. Just set the size and transparency!
Did you ever try personalizing a directory on your desktop using an icon? Selecting a folder icon needs that you specify a picture in a valid Windows icon type. You can download many windows desktop icons from the Internet, but what when you have a certain image in account and just want to make a desktop icon out of that picture?
If you need to make a Windows desktop icon from any picture, you need a tool to perform icon transformation. It so happens that Windows does not have any built-in icon converter to create Windows icons from graphic files. How would you get a Windows icon then? Get a side application such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Weird! A pro-grade software to create and transform icons? These should require a skillful designer to operate, right? No! Any user can make a native-looking Windows XP or Windows Vista icon using Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! Everything you require to create your personal icons is an image you choose and an icon transforming application.
It only takes a minute to make a fine-looking icon out of any image file. To transform an image 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 files. Specify options for your icon, such as the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and transparency. Square the picture with a cut tool, and you've got a native Windows icon which can be assigned to any directory! Your new icon already contains all the resolutions that are necessary to view your folder properly in Windows Explorer regardless what view resolution you select. Compact view, list view or large view will look equally great, with cool opacity options and smooth edges.
Require complicated features such as shades or translucency? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon makers allow you to modify icons inside exe-files, create and modify Windows XP icons and Windows Vista icons.
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