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Those who enjoy drawing and designing their own icons, will find IconEdit2 as one of the most compact yet comprehensive little tools to produce high-quality icons for their Windows applications and portable Android and Apple devices. You can use any image as the basis for your icon or edit any existing ICO file to customize it to your liking. The program includes a batch-conversion tool to transform nearly any standard image into an ICO file.
When you open an ICO file, the program displays the various sizes available for that file, from 16x16 to 256x256. You can then apply to this image a number of filters and effects using the program’s wide range of editing tools, brushes, clipart objects, transparency levels, etc., and even include text, when required. If you’re using an existing BMP, TIFF, PNG, or JPEG small-sized file as a basis for a new icon, you can make use of the program’s resolution enhancement feature to ensure that the resulting bigger image has not lost anything of the original crispness. As a third option, you can simply draw your icon on a blank canvas and color, edit, and enhance it to your heart’s content. The program offers you grids and guides to help you in the drawing process.
IconEdit2 can save your icons as Windows ICO files or as multiple PNG files for your Android phones and tablets, your iPhone, iPad, and even your Apple Watch. Also, this comprehensive utility comes with a batch converter, to transform into ICO files any BMP, PNG, JPEG, TIFF, and GIF image file in no time.
IconEdit2 is not a free tool, but it is not an expensive one either. However, if you still want to try it beforehand, feel free to download the program’s trial and see for yourself the amazing capabilities of this icon editor. If you are using it for business purposes, you will need to upgrade to a Business License, and to a Site License if you intend to share it with your colleagues at work.
- Converts to ICO the most common image file formats
- Creates icons for Android and iPhone
- Includes a wide range of editing options
- Creates multi-image icon files
- Issues with the help file displaying