When you need to create a Windows desktop icon from any picture, select Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It takes a minute to create a perfect icon from any image file. Just select the size and opacity!
Have you tried customizing a folder on your desktop with an icon? Choosing a directory icon needs that you select an image in a correct Windows icon type. You are able to download many windows desktop icons from the Internet, but what when you have a specific image in mind and simply want to make a desktop icon from that picture?
If you need to create a Windows desktop icon from any image, you need an application to perform icon conversion. It so happens that Windows does not contain any built-in icon software to create Windows icons out of pictures. How would you get a Windows icon then? Use a side application such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Weird! A professional application to make and transform icons? These should need an experienced designer to operate, right? Wrong! Any user is able to create an original Windows XP or Windows Vista icon using Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! All you require to create your own icon files is a picture you like and an icon conversion tool.
It only takes a minute to create a fine-looking icon from any image file. To transform an image to a Windows icon, simply launch Any to Icon and add files to the program. Any to Icon supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG files and transforms them into ICO files. Define properties for your icon, like the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and opacity. Square the picture with a crop tool, and you've got an original Windows icon that you can assign to any folder! The new icon initially contains all sizes that are necessary to place your directory properly in Windows Explorer no matter what view size you specify. Compact view, list view or big view will appear equally great, with cool opacity options and smooth borders.
Require advanced options such as shadows or translucency? Try IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon editors enable you to edit icons in the exe-files, make and edit Windows XP icons and Windows Vienna icons.
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