When you need to make a Windows desktop icon from any image, choose Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It requires seconds to make a perfect icon from any image file. Just choose the size and opacity!
Have you tried customizing a directory on your desktop using an icon? Selecting a directory icon requires that you specify a picture in a correct Windows icon type. You can download free windows desktop icons from the Internet, but what when you have a specific image in mind and just want to make a desktop icon from that image?
If you need to create a Windows desktop icon from any picture, you need a tool to perform icon conversion. It appears that Windows does not contain any default converter to make Windows icons from image files. How would you get a Windows icon then? Use a third-party tool such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Wait a second! A professional application to make and convert icons? These should need an experienced designer to work with, right? No! Anyone is able to create an original Windows XP or Windows Vienna icon using Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! All you need to create your personal icon files is an image you choose and an icon transforming application.
It only requires a minute to make a great-looking icon out of any graphic file. To transform a picture to a Windows icon, just start Any to Icon and load files to the list. Any to Icon supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG images and converts them to ICO files. Specify options for your icon, like the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and opacity. Square the picture with a crop instrument, and you've got an original Windows icon that you can assign to any directory! The new icon already contains all sizes that are necessary to view your folder correctly in Windows Explorer no matter what view size you determine. Small view, list view or large view will appear equally nice, with neat transparency effects and sleek borders.
Need complicated features such as shadows or translucency? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon makers allow you to edit icons in the exe-files, make and edit Windows XP icons and Windows Vienna icons.
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