If you need to make a Windows desktop icon from any image, select Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It takes seconds to craft a great-looking icon of any graphic file. Just select the size and transparency!
Have you tried personalizing a directory on your desktop with an icon? Selecting a folder icon needs that you specify an image in a valid Windows icon format. You can download free windows desktop icons from the Web, but what when you have a specific image in mind and simply want to make a desktop icon from your own image?
If you want to make a Windows desktop icon out of any image, you require an application to do the icon conversion. It appears that Windows does not contain any default converter to make Windows icons out of pictures. How can you create a Windows icon then? Get a side tool such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Weird! A pro-grade application to create and transform icons? They must require an experienced designer to operate, yes? No! Anyone is able to make an original Windows XP or Windows Vienna icon using Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! Everything you need to make your personal icon files is an image you like and an icon conversion application.
It only takes seconds to make a perfect icon from 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 reads BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG files and converts them to ICO format. Define properties for your icon, such as the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and opacity. Shape the picture with a cut instrument, and you have a native Windows icon that you can assign to any folder! The new icon already has all the resolutions that are necessary to view your folder correctly in Windows Explorer regardless what view size you specify. Compact view, list view or large view will look equally nice, with cool transparency effects and smooth borders.
Want complicated options such as shadows or translucency? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! Those 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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