Icon tools

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Icon tools

Postby Candle » Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:24 am

Icon sushi is an icon editor that supports the creation of Windows XP Icons. It allows you to open icons of up to 128x128 and edit the Transparency-Mask and Alpha channel. You can also use the tool to extract icons from exe, dll and other supported file formats. Supports the creation of Windows XP Icons and import/export to PNG format.

Clic allows you to generate quality icons in true color (24 bit, 16.7 million colors) with transparency. The built in screen capture enables you to grab an icon from anywhere on your screen. You can also paste an icon from the clipboard, and take advantage of the paste to fit feature, which automatically resizes it to the selected icon size. Clic is designed to work with existing icons or to create icons from images, it does not offer any editing tools (brush, pencil etc.) to draw icons. In addition, you can automatically save an icon to replace the Windows Start button. The program supports multiple icon sizes: 16x16, 24x24, 32x32, 48x48, 64x64, 72x72 96x96.

IconArt is an icon editing and drawing tool, that allows you to create new icons from scratch, edit existing ones or to import an image (or part of it) and turn it into an icon. The editor provides all the tools you need, including pen, spray, fill , selections and objects. You can also move, rotate and flip the icon, apply masks, change colors and more. In addition, the program allows you to extract icons from .exe and .dll files and import them into the work area for editing and also supports static and animated cursers. IconArt is easy to use, compact and well worth the download.

PixelToolbox is a complete tool to design and create patterns, wallpaper tiles, icons, and cursors for the Windows desktop. It provides a wide array editing tools, including advanced options like warping, gradients, selective fill, added text and others. You can create icons of different sizes, starting from 16x16 to 64x64 as well as 1 bit patterns, color patterns and cursors. Depending on your project, the workspace is automatically customized for the job.

LiquidIcon is a fully-featured icon editing program with features such as icon extraction, multi-icon resource creation, cursor creation, and multiple built-in graphics effects. The program comes with standard graphic editing capabilities (fill, pencil, selection etc.) and you you can also capture an icon size snapshot from anywhere on your screen, allowing you to further edit and customize it to create your own, unique icon designs. A small real-time preview, allows you to view the icon in its original size while you are working on it. Additional features include icon extraction, Undo, text tool and more. Can be used to create Favicons.

SnIco Edit is an advanced icon editor with support for 2, 16, 256 and true colors as well as the new XP 32-bit with alpha transparency. It can import/export icons from/to GIF, BMP, DLL and EXE files and offers several drawing tools including a Text tool, a Shape tool, selection, fill and more. Icons can be rotated, flipped, moved and copied to the clipboard. A small pereview window allows you to view the icon in real size as you are editing it. Files can be saved in .ico format.

Before you search the Internet for cool icons, look a little closer to home. Chances are you ll find some neat images hiding inside the files on your very own hard drive. Icon Snatcher is a free 32-bit utility that can extract icon files from any .exe, .dll, or any other type of file that might contain embedded icons. Each icon may be saved in either BMP, ICO or GIF format, or copied to the clipboard for pasting into your favorite graphics editor. You can also pick the background color for maintaining the transparency of bitmaps and gifs.


About IcoFX

IcoFX is an award winning freeware icon editor. It is an all-in-one solution for icon creation, extraction and editing. It is designed to work with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Macintosh icons supporting transparency.

With a wealth of tools and more than 40 effects at your fingertips, there?s virtually no limit to the icons you can create. You can easily convert your favorite images into icons, or icons into images. IcoFX gives you the possibility to create icon libraries or change icons inside exe files. Create a favicon for your website or blog.

Convert your Macintosh icons to Windows icons and vice versa. With IcoFX you can extract icons from other files, including Windows Vista and Macintosh files. You can easily work with multiple files using the batch processing capability of IcoFX.


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