If you want to make a Windows desktop icon from any picture, use Any to Icon or ArtIcons Pro. It requires seconds to make a fine-looking icon of any graphic file. Simply set the resolution and transparency!
Have you tried customizing a directory on your desktop using an icon? Selecting a directory icon needs that you specify an image in a valid Windows icon format. You can download many windows desktop graphics from the Web, but what when you have a specific picture in account and just want to create a desktop icon out of that image?
If you need to create a Windows desktop icon out of any picture, you require an application to perform icon transformation. It so happens that Windows does not have any built-in icon converter to create Windows icons from graphic files. How would you get a Windows icon in this situation? Use a side tool such as Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro!
Weird! A professional application to create and convert icons? They must require a skillful designer to work with, yes? No! Any user can make a native-looking Windows XP or Windows Vista icon with Any to Icon Pro or ArtIcons Pro! Everything you require to create your own icon files is an image you choose and an icon conversion tool.
It only requires a minute to create a perfect icon from any graphic file. To convert a picture to a Windows icon, simply start Any to Icon and load files to the list. Any to Icon supports BMP, GIF, JPEG, and PNG files and converts them to ICO files. Select properties for your icon, such as the size (16x16, 32x32 or 48x48 pixels) and transparency. Shape the picture with a crop instrument, and you have an original Windows icon that can be assigned to any folder! The new icon initially contains all sizes that are required to place your folder properly in Windows Explorer regardless what view resolution you determine. Compact view, list view or big view will appear equally great, with cool transparency effects and smooth edges.
Want advanced features such as shades or translucency? Try IconLover or ArtIcons Pro! These Windows icon makers enable you to modify icons inside exe-files, craft and modify Windows XP icons and Windows Vista icons.
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