If you love using or have to use ico file format for your work, then this little piece of software would be a must-have. Why? Because it's specifically tailored for conversion of popular image formats into fully qualified icons of any format.
Version: 4.8If you love using or you have to use .ico file format for your work, then this little piece of software would be a must-have. Why?
License: Free To Try $9.99
Operating System: Windows
Well, because it's specifically tailored for converting of popular image formats into fully qualified icons of any format (yes, that includes semi-transparent 32-bit icons).
Actually, it's probably the best 'png to icon' converter that you'll find on the web - there's no gotchas with this one, after converting you won't end up having a bunch of messed up icons like you would with most other desktop or web icon converters. How it works? You need to create multi-page icons? You can.
It doesn't only work with icon format - you can convert png to ico, bmp to ico, png to jpg, gif to ico, tga to pcx, wmf to jpg and the list goes on. You can batch resize, batch convert or do any batch operation on any other image format, it's not just for converting icons.
You can use it to batch-convert, batch-resize or batch-retouch anything from your holiday photos to your website graphics. This is one of the very few applications that lets you create an icon that support all bit-depths, all color formats and all sizes.
If you need a professional converter for creating icons you won't regret IconMasterXP.
Features include the following: from 1bpp to 32bpp format and conversion support, transparent paletted 8bit icon support (with palette editor), alpha-transparent 32bit icon support (with png or psd mask); Ability to downgrade / upgrade bit-depths with color dithering; Importing / exporting multi-page icons and importing multi-page gifs; Batch processing of images and icons;
Filters such as gamma, light, contrast, blur, soften, edge, color balance and threshold; Resampling and rotating operations with five different supersamling algorithms; Plenty of undo levels; Patterned background for testing your alpha transparency mask (or png mask);
Version 4.8: A major update has been made bringing new features and bug fixes.