If you need to create a Windows desktop icon from any picture, use Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It requires a minute to create a perfect icon from any image file. Just set the size and opacity!
Did you ever try customizing a directory on your desktop with an icon? Choosing a folder icon needs that you select a picture in a correct Windows icon format. You can download many windows desktop graphics from the Web, but what if you have a specific image in mind and just want to create a desktop icon out of that picture?
If you want to make a Windows desktop icon out of any picture, you require a tool to do the icon transformation. It appears that Windows does not have any default converter to create Windows icons out of image files. How would you make a Windows icon in this situation? Get a third-party application like as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Wait a second! A professional application to create and convert icons? These must need a skillful designer to work with, right? No! Anyone is able to make a native-looking Windows XP or Windows Vienna icon using Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! Everything you require to make your personal icon files is a picture you like and an icon transforming tool.
It only takes seconds to make a perfect icon out of any graphic file. To transform 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 transforms them to ICO format. Define options for your icon, like the resolution (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and transparency. Square the picture with a cut instrument, and you've got an original Windows icon that can be assigned to any folder! The new icon already contains all the resolutions that are required to place your folder properly in Windows Explorer regardless what view resolution you select. Small view, list view or large view will look equally great, with neat transparency effects and smooth borders.
Require complicated options such as shades or translucency? Try IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! Those Windows icon makers enable you to edit icons inside exe-files, create and edit Windows XP icons and Windows Vienna icons.
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