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Transforming Graphics into Icons

If you want to create a Windows desktop icon from any picture, select Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It takes a minute to craft a great-looking icon of any image file. Just choose the resolution and transparency!

Have you tried customizing a directory on your desktop with an icon? Choosing a folder icon requires that you specify an image in a correct Windows icon format. You are able to download free windows desktop icons from the Web, but what if you have a certain image in account and simply want to create a desktop icon out of that image?

If you need to create a Windows desktop icon from any picture, you need an application to do the icon conversion. It so happens that Windows does not have any default software to create Windows icons from graphic files. How can you create a Windows icon in this situation? Get a side application such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!

Wait a second! A professional software to create and transform icons? They must need an experienced designer to work with, right? No! Anyone can make an original Windows XP or Windows Vienna icon using Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! Everything you need to create your own icon files is an image you choose and an icon transforming tool.

It only takes a minute to create a perfect icon from any picture file. To transform a picture to a Windows icon, just start Any to Icon and load files to the list. Any to Icon reads BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG files and transforms them to ICO format. Define options for your icon, like the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and transparency. Shape the picture with a cut instrument, and you've got an original Windows icon which you can assign to any directory! Your new icon already contains all the resolutions that are necessary to place your directory properly in Windows Explorer no matter what view size you select. Compact view, list view or large view will appear equally pleasant, with cool opacity effects and smooth edges.

Want complicated features such as shades or opacity? Try IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! Those Windows icon editors allow you to modify icons inside exe-files, craft and modify Windows XP icons and Windows Vienna icons.

Get and try Any to Icon and ArtIcons Pro for free from http://www.aha-soft.com.

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