When you have to make a Windows desktop icon of any image, use Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It requires seconds to create a fine-looking icon from any graphic file. Just select the resolution and transparency!
Have you tried personalizing a folder on your desktop using an icon? Selecting 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 Web, but what when you have a specific picture in mind and simply want to make a desktop icon from your own picture?
If you want to make a Windows desktop icon out of any image, you require an application to do the icon conversion. It appears that Windows does not have any default converter to create Windows icons out of image files. How would you get a Windows icon then? Use a side application such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Weird! A pro-grade software to create and transform icons? They should require an experienced designer to operate, yes? No! Any user can make an original Windows XP or Windows Vista icon using Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! Everything you require to create your personal icon files is an image you choose and an icon conversion application.
It only takes seconds to create a fine-looking icon out of any graphic file. To convert an image to a Windows icon, just start Any to Icon and add files to the list. Any to Icon reads BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG files and converts them to ICO format. Select options for your icon, such as the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and opacity. Square the image with a cut instrument, and you have a native Windows icon which you can assign to any directory! Your new icon already has all the resolutions that are necessary to place your directory correctly in Windows Explorer no matter what view resolution you determine. Compact view, list view or large view will appear equally pleasant, with cool transparency effects and sleek edges.
Require advanced options such as shadows or opacity? Take a look at IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon editors allow you to edit icons in the exe-files, make and modify Windows XP icons and Windows Vista icons.
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