The Microsoft & WUGNET Shareware Pick of the Week for Windows
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IconWorkshop by Axialis Software

Applications on WUGNET displaying this logo have been certified by the application publisher and tested under Windows Vista. Your own results are dependent upon your system specifications.  Check if your computer will work with Windows Vista at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/upgradeadvisor/default.mspx

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Icon creation has evolved. Use the industry standard to create, extract, convert, manage Windows® and Macintosh® icons like never before. It supports all existing icon formats up to Windows® Vista (256x256 PNG-compressed icons) and OS-X with alpha channel. IconWorkshop is the first icon editor to support creation of the future 256x256 icons for Tiger (to be implemented soon by Apple). You can also easily convert icons from one system to another and transfer them using MacBinary files. Use drag & drop to easily create attractive icons from various ready-to-use image objects in seconds. A pack of 150 image objects is included in the product. Many others available for download. A powerful editor permits to create icons using many tools including numerous filters and effects.

Once an image is created, add several images formats in one click (automated hi-quality image creation in different sizes and color depths). Create icons from images with alpha transparency (PNG, PSD, JPEG 2000, BMP, GIF...). Create PNG, JPEG 2000 and Web-optimized GIF images from icons. If you work with Photoshop®, you can import PSD images with layers or use our plug-in to transfer images in memory and make your icon in a few clicks. Numerous batch procedures have been implemented in IconWorkshop to automatically perform operations on a large number of files. For example, you can create icons from a set of PNG files (ICO files are created). You can also automatically convert several icons between Macintosh® and Windows® OS in seconds. Use a powerful librarian to easily manage all your icon and library (ICL) files. A file explorer permits to browse disks and work with files (images, icons, programs...). This advanced explorer displays files in thumbnail preview mode. Developped in C++ using MFC, IconWorkshop features a fully integrated workspace. An exhaustive help system has been implemented including getting started lessons, how-to procedures and the reference manual.

  • Create all kind of icons for Windows and Macintosh
  • Full support for Windows® Vista® 256x256 PNG-compressed icons
  • Supports icons for Macintosh up to Tiger 256x256
  • An easy-to-use integrated workspace
  • Create attractive icons using a library of ready-to-use Image Objects
  • Automatically create icons with several formats from images in a click
  • Convert icons between Macintosh® and Windows® systems
  • Export icons to images to illustrate your applications
  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator transfer plugins
  • Various Batch procedures available to create and convert icons

Applications on WUGNET displaying this logo have been certified by the application publisher and tested under Windows Vista. Your own results are dependent upon your system specifications.  Check if your computer will work with Windows Vista at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/upgradeadvisor/default.mspx

Download Download IconWorkshop (5.8 Mb)