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Yes, the filter was created especially to construct the 32-bit, deep mask resources that were added for Win XP and Vista.
Yes, the "Cycle" button lets you step through a variety of different background colors.
If you are creating icons for older versions of Windows like 95/98/NT, start with the 8-bit, 256 color palette.
Yes, you can customize the background color by going to the View menu and selecting Background > Change Color...
This grid is the Resource List and represents all the icon resources that can be compiled into a single icon.
Yes, you can change colors by using the "Options..." button in the lower right corner and selecting "Appearance".
IconBuilder uses 8-bit resources when saving BMPs and GIFs and 32-bit resources for saving TIFFs and PNGs.
For modern operating systems, it's a good idea to start out with a full 32-bit (millions of colors) palette.
Yes, there are many good IconBuilder tips! See the full description for general tips on building and saving icons.
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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: