Find, extract, edit and create Windows icons in color depths up to 32-bit True Color. Import and export ICO, Vista ICO, CUR, BMP, JPG, PNG, PSD, WBMP, GIF images. Create and manage icon libraries. Create and store images with several layers.
Version: 5.49ArtIcons provides great opportunities for working with Windows 10 / 8/7 / Vista / XP icons. You will be able to handle Windows icons with ease.
License: Free To Try $29.95
Operating System: Windows
In order to make Windows 10 / 8/7 / Vista icons compatible with Windows XP you can save them without any compression.
Windows 10 introduces a new style of iconography that brings a higher level of detail and sophistication to Windows imagery.
First, the style of Windows Aero-style icons is more realistic than illustrative, but not quite photorealistic. The icons are symbolic images - they should look better than photorealistic. Second, icons have a maximum size of 256 x 256, making them suitable for high-DPI displays.
These high-resolution icons allow for high visual quality in list views with large icons. Finally, wherever practical, fixed document icons are replaced by thumbnails of the content, making documents easier to identify and find.
Thus, ArtIcons is a beeline to refining the visuals of your program and making it more communicative for users.
A picture of a maximum size of 256 x 256 to be used as an icon, in principle, is supported by XP, yet such an icon occupies 400Kb of disk space, which is far more than standard 25Kb of an XP icon.
Aha-Soft has again found a way to cast off these shackles: ArtIcons uses advanced PNG compression to save images without losses and supports semitransparent images with 8bit alpha channel. That technology reduces the size of an icon only, leaving the quality invariable.
ArtIcons will help you to obtain the modern Windows 10 look. All you need is just to redesign your program's most prominent icons to use the Aerostyle or Metro style.
From this time onwards Vista Icons crafted by ArtIcons will strongly impact users' overall impression of your programs' visual design.
ArtIcons will improve the usability of your software by making programs, objects, and actions easier to identify and find.
Version 5.49: Improved: Ability to import PNG8 images with alpha channel. Added: Ability to import icons from 64-bit DLLs.
Version 5.46: Support for PNG-encoded Mac OS X icons. Support for 768x768 icons for Windows 10.
Version 5.45: ArtIcons Pro changes: Added: Support for SVG, AI, PDF images. Support for large 1024x1024 Mac OS icons. Fixed: Problems with Windows UAC
Version 5.28: Added: Compatibility with 64-bit Windows Added: Finnish interface Updated: Norwegian interface
Version 5.27: Added: Compatibility with 64-bit Windows Added: Finnish interface
Version 5.26: Added: Color selection for Drop Shadow effect.
Version 5.21: Fixed: clipboard problems
Version 5.19: Added: support for 16-bit ICL files under Windows Vista
Version 5.18: Updated: Norwegian and Catalan interfaces