IcoFx – Free Icon Editor

The small pictograms (icons) that we see everyday on our computer are the visual launching points to our files, folders, programs, devices, etc…  Many of the windows icons are a standard with whatever operating system that you use and appear virtually the same no matter what PC you go to.  What you may not realize is that you can change these icons and that there are other icons often embedded in Windows’s executable files (.exe) and dynamic library files (.dll), that can be extracted and utilized.  If you are into visually making your Windows appealing to the eye and are interested in editing icons, a free program called IcoFX is one of best icon editors out there.  The program allows you to extract existing icons on your system, edit existing icons and actually design your own icons.

Main Features (as indicated on the web site):

  • Support for Vista icon with PNG compression
  • Create icons for Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista
  • Support for Macintosh OS X icons
  • Convert Macintosh icons to Windows icons
  • Create icon libraries
  • Create favicon for websites or blogs
  • Easily convert images to icons
  • Add, change or delete icons inside exe files
  • Support for transparency (alpha channel)
  • Batch processing for import, export and extract
  • Multiple language support
  • More than 40 effects + custom filter
  • Resolutions up to 256×256
  • Data types: 2, 16, 256, True Color, True Color + Alpha
  • Extract icons from 32 bit exe and dll
  • Import and export images
  • Transparent, Brighten/Darken, Blur/Sharpen tools

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