If you have to create a Windows desktop icon from any image, select Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It takes seconds to make a perfect icon of any image file. Simply set the size and opacity!
Did you ever try personalizing a folder on your desktop using an icon? Selecting a folder icon requires that you select a picture in a valid Windows icon type. You are able to download many windows desktop graphics from the Internet, but what if you have a certain image in account and simply want to make a desktop icon from your own image?
If you need to make a Windows desktop icon from any picture, you require a tool to perform icon conversion. It so happens that Windows does not contain any built-in icon software to create Windows icons from pictures. How would you get a Windows icon then? Use a third-party tool such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Weird! A pro-grade software to create and convert icons? These must need an experienced designer to operate, right? No! Anyone can make an original Windows XP or Windows Vista icon with Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! All you need to make your own icons is a picture you like and an icon conversion tool.
It only requires seconds to make a perfect icon out of any graphic file. To convert a picture to a Windows icon, simply launch Any to Icon and add files to the list. Any to Icon supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG images and converts them into ICO format. Specify properties for your icon, like the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and transparency. Shape the image with a crop tool, and you've got a native Windows icon which can be assigned to any folder! The new icon initially has all sizes that are required to view your directory correctly in Windows Explorer regardless what view size you determine. Compact view, list view or large view will look equally pleasant, with cool opacity effects and smooth borders.
Need complicated features such as shadows or translucency? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon makers enable you to edit icons in the exe-files, make and modify Windows XP icons and Windows Vista icons.
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