License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-12-19
Version: 7.0 – Released: 2012-12-18 Windows: All
File Size: 6.75 MB
“ArtIcons is an advanced icon-specific utility for Windows. It allows professional and amateur graphic artists alike to create and edit icon images and manage icon files and libraries. With ArtIcons you can: Create and edit icons in either standard or custom sizes, in color depths up to 16 million colors; Create and edit icons for Windows XP in 32-bit color depth with 8-bit alpha channel; Create and manage icon libraries for better and more efficient icon storage; Customize Windows Desktop and folder icons; Open and edit BMP, JPEG and PNG images in sizes up to 127×127; Paste images in various graphic formats (ICO, BMP, JPEG, ANI, CUR, WMF and PNG) directly into icons; Export icon images to ICO, BMP, JPEG and PNG files; Extract icons from Windows executables, libraries and animated cursor files; Extract icons from all files in selected folders and subfolders and save them as icon libraries; Modify icons inside executables; Paint images with gradient and chess fill; Modify images with drop shadow, grayscale, colorize, rotate, roll and mirror effects; Modify icons inside executables and other program files; Delete identical icons in libraries; Drag and drop files from file shells; Drag and drop icons between different libraries.”
Anchor Link BRADICON
License: Free online – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2010-05-04
Upload any image, get back a perfect Windows icon.
Anchor Link Change Drive Icon Stanley’s Pick
Information Only Last Reviewed: 2010-05-04
Author: Neil J. Rubenking
Published: 2005-08-17
“I’d like to change the icon for a hard drive on my system. I know it’s possible, because one of my disks already has a different icon. I must have done it somehow, but I can’t find the tip on how to do that.
“There are two ways to create a drive-specific icon. The first step for both is to determine the full pathname of the file containing the icon you want, as well as the index of the icon within that file. . . .”
Anchor Link Free Social Media Icons
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 11-01-31
Version: 2011.1 – Released: 2011-01-14 Windows: 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 7
File Size: 18.3 MB
“Integrating your Web site with social services is easy! With Free Social Media Icons, Web developers get 68 unique icons representing popular social networks such as Facebook, ICQ and Twitter. Images for Amazon, Digg, Podcats, Yahoo, YouTube, Google, Apple, AOL, MSN, Smile and more are also included.
“Free Social Media Icons also include glossy templates to help you produce additional images you might need for your website, forum or applet.”
Anchor Link IcoFX
License: Freeware – Donations appreciated Last Reviewed: 2010-05-04
Version: 1.6.4 – Released: 2008-11-17 Windows: 2000, XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 1.5 MB Portable version available on-site
“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.”
Anchor Link iconaholic
License: Free for personal use Last Reviewed: 20010-05-04
Windows: 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP
“iconaholic.com is a web site dedicated to everything to do with icons. Free downloads, design services, stock icons, etc.”
Anchor Link IconChanger Stanley’s Pick
License: Shareware – $24.95 Last Reviewed: 2010-05-04
Version: 3.8 – Released: 2008-03-02 Windows: 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista
File Size: 1.1 MB
“Use IconChanger to change personal file icons. That’s right! You can now assign an icon of your choice to each and every file on your computer! Personalize your computing experiences to make using computer a bit easier and much more convenient! New: you can customize system icons.
“The evaluation version of IconChanger can change no more than 3 icons and is limited to finding a maximum of 3000 icons, however, with the registered version of this software you can change and find an unlimited number of icons.”
Anchor Link IconCool Editor
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-11-27
Version: 6.20 – Released: 2012-11-20 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 12.2 MB
“IconCool Editor is a powerful icon editor to edit icons, cursors and web graphics. It comes with all the functions for creating and editing ICO, CUR, ANI, ICL, GIF, JPG, BMP, EMF, WMF, TGA and WBMP image files. In addition, it offers more than 50 image filters, including Blurring, Sharpening, Embossing, Diffusing, Color Balance… as well as 20 image effects, including Linear Gradient, Redial Gradient, Rectangular Gradient, Wave, 3D Shadow, 3D Button, Text Gradient Effects, Noise, Arbitrary Rotation and more. IconCool Editor is also a smart image capturing tool can be used to capture images of various sizes from desktop or any other software. You can convert images in 25 formats to icons. You can extract icons from EXE, DLL, ICL, OCX or any other files and then edit or re-save them. In addition, it offers a 100-level Undo/Redo function, support for non-standard icons sizes and more. Supports XP 32bit icons.”
Anchor Link IconXP
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-07-14
Version: 3.31 – Released: 2012-07-09 Windows: All
File Size: 5.7 MB
“IconXP allows you to edit icons and customize Windows. It supports the new icon format introduced in Windows XP. Using this program you can create and edit icons in either standard or custom sizes, with color depths up to 32-bit True Color with 8-bit alpha channel. Paint tools include: color replacer, color selector, spray can, pencil, brush, flood fill, text tool, line tool, rectangle, curve, ellipse, 3d frame. Modifiers can also be used to apply color gradients and chess fills. For Windows XP icons, you get to add cool drop shadow and smooth effects. It allows you to import, export and change color palettes for icon images. Allows you to change standard Windows icons, folder icons and customize desktop attributes. You can easily replace, colorize, and save the icons Windows uses to display various objects. You can also hide or change shortcut overlays. There are also commands that change the desktop icons size and color resolution, rebuild the icon cache.”
Anchor Link Microangelo Toolset
License: Shareware Last Reviewed: 2012-02-19
Version: 6.10.0071 – Released: 2010-11-28 Windows: XP, Vista, 7
File Size: 11.7 MB Both 32- and 64-bit versions
“Create icons for all Windows versions including Vista and Windows 7 with Toolset’s Icon Editor. Locate and extract hundreds of hi-resolution, 256×256 icons in your Vista installation. This suite of icon tools includes four integrated components that excel in their specific areas.”
Anchor Link Windows Icons
License: Freeware Last Reviewed: 2010-05-04