If you want to make a Windows desktop icon of any image, use Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It takes seconds to create a great-looking icon of any graphic file. Simply set the resolution and opacity!
Have you tried customizing a folder on your desktop with an icon? Selecting a directory icon requires that you select an image in a correct Windows icon format. You are able to download free windows desktop graphics from the Internet, but what when you have a specific image in account and simply want to create a desktop icon out of your own picture?
If you need to create a Windows desktop icon from any image, you need an application to do the icon transformation. It so happens that Windows does not contain any built-in icon converter to make Windows icons from pictures. How can you create a Windows icon in this situation? Get a third-party application like as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Wait a second! A pro-grade application to make and convert icons? They should need a skillful designer to operate, yes? No! Anyone is able to make a native-looking Windows XP or Windows Vienna icon with Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! All you require to make your own icons is a picture you like and an icon transforming application.
It only takes seconds to create a great-looking icon from any image file. To convert an image to a Windows icon, just start Any to Icon and add files to the program. Any to Icon reads BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG files and converts them to ICO files. Specify properties for your icon, such as the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and transparency. Shape the image with a cut instrument, and you've got a native Windows icon which can be assigned to any folder! Your new icon already has all the resolutions that are necessary to place your folder properly in Windows Explorer regardless what view size you select. Small view, list view or big view will look equally pleasant, with neat opacity effects and smooth edges.
Require advanced options such as shadows or translucency? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! Those Windows icon editors allow you to modify icons in the exe-files, create and modify Windows XP icons and Windows Vienna icons.
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