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No, our free icons are for personal desktop use only. Instead, check out our Design Services and Stock Icon collections.
Yes, the Iconfactory offers custom icon design services. Contact us for our rates, practices and availability.
Pixadex is a Mac application that lets you organize your icons into collections to search them quickly and easily.
Pixadex is available for Mac OS X users for $18.95. Registered users of 1.x can upgrade to version 2.x for $9.95.
Two upgrade options are available depending on your purchase and registration date. Click here for details.
The icon does not contain native resources for the size setting you have selected and is being scaled up or down.
Pixadex requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or higher. Mac OS X 10.4 is required for some features.
There are many advantages to using iContainers including searchable terms, author information and much more.
A red iContainer is for use with CandyBar and has data for setting system icons. There are other differences as well.
Pixadex stores its icon library inside the Application Support Folder or in a custom location of your choosing.
Yes! You can easily customize where Pixadex stores its Icon Library by selecting Preferences from the Pixadex menu.
Create a copy the "Pixadex" folder that contains the icon library. This is usually located in Application Support.
No, Pixadex's Icon Library was not designed to be shared. Bad things may happen if you attempt to do so.
The easiest way to import icons is to simply drag and drop them from the Finder. There are other ways as well.
Yes indeed it can! When you import them they are automatically converted to Mac format. Exporting is easy too.
Click the small "+" icon at the bottom left of the user interface or select "New Collection" from the file menu.
Yes, Pixadex supports an unlimited number of nested folders within the Collections List for greater organization.
Yes, you can select any icon within a particular collection and use it to customize the Collection's List icon.
Assign keywords to single or mulitple icons by selecting them, and opening the inspector to fill the keyword field.
Keywords are intended to be used as searchable terms. Comments are extra miscellaneous info from the author.
Enter terms in the field at the top of the interface to search the selected collection or even the entire icon library.
Yes, you can customize the background color by going to the View menu and selecting Background > Change Color...
Yes, to snap to set pixel increments simply hold down the Shift key as you drag the size slider to snap it into place.
There are several ways to export icons from Pixadex including drag and drop, exporting iContainers and more.
Select Print from the File menu and use the Pixadex section of the print dialog box to adjust how your icons are output.
Set the size slider to the desired dimensions and then press Shift-Command-C to copy. Switch to Photoshop and paste.
Locking individual iContainers keeps author info with an icon set and helps prevent unauthorized re-distribution.
Yes, using QuickDrop built into Pixadex, you can quickly customize any desktop icon by drag and dropping it.
Yes, open both programs and simply drag and drop icons from Pixadex to the appropriate well in CandyBar.
Check to see if you are logged in as the administrator in System Prefs and if not, change your permission settings.
Make sure to select "My Icons" in the Collections List for the widest possible results when entering search terms.
We encourage you to use our Contact page to submit any problems or general requests you may have with Pixadex.
Yes, the Iconfactory offers a wide range of professionally designed royalty-free stock icons for developers.
No, our stock icon collections are only available for purchase as complete sets at the current time.
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: