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Transforming Images into Icons

If you need to make a Windows desktop icon of any picture, use Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It takes seconds to create a fine-looking icon from any image file. Simply set the size and opacity!

Did you ever try 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 free windows desktop graphics from the Internet, but what when you have a certain image in mind and just want to make a desktop icon out of that picture?

If you need to make a Windows desktop icon out of any picture, you require an application to perform icon transformation. It appears that Windows does not have any default software to create Windows icons from graphic files. How can you make a Windows icon then? Use a third-party tool such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!

Wait a second! A professional software to make and transform icons? These must need a skillful designer to work with, yes? Wrong! Anyone can create an original Windows XP or Windows Vista icon using Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! All you require to make your own icon files is a picture you like and an icon transforming application.

It only requires a minute to create a fine-looking icon from any picture file. To convert an image to a Windows icon, just launch Any to Icon and add files to the list. Any to Icon supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG files and transforms them into ICO format. Define options for your icon, such as the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and opacity. Square the picture with a crop tool, and you've got a native Windows icon that you can assign to any folder! Your new icon initially contains all the resolutions that are necessary to view your directory properly in Windows Explorer no matter what view size you specify. Compact view, list view or large view will appear equally pleasant, with cool opacity options and sleek edges.

Require complicated options such as shades or opacity? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon editors enable you to modify icons inside exe-files, create and modify Windows XP icons and Windows Vista icons.

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

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