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If you are creating icons for older versions of Windows like 95/98/NT, start with the 8-bit, 256 color palette.
Depending on your need, BMP and ICO toolbar icon files can be made using IconBuilder and Photoshop.
Yes, the filter was created especially to construct the 32-bit, deep mask resources that were added for Win XP and Vista.
Yes, adding a custom icon to a Mac disk image is easy. Please read on to learn the steps to perform this process.
Yes, but the trick is to make sure the picture you are adding is in a subfolder of the disk you are creating.
IconBuilder uses 8-bit resources when saving BMPs and GIFs and 32-bit resources for saving TIFFs and PNGs.
This grid is the Resource List and represents all the icon resources that can be compiled into a single icon.
Yes, the "Cycle" button lets you step through a variety of different background colors.
Once art work is finalized, we turn to the filter we created for use with Photoshop, IconBuilder, to construct our icons.
You may not have all icon resources in your icon file or your Finder may be caching old versions of the icon.
The Iconfactory search engine is a great tool to help you find whatever you are looking for. We have associated keywords with all of the content available on the site. These keywords span icon sets, desktop pictures, iPulse Jackets, software products, support items, design services projects and even news page postings.
In order to make it easy for you to find what you are looking for, we have built some features into our search engine that allow you to customize your search: