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IconBuilder is a powerful filter for creating desktop, toolbar and image icons for use with Photoshop or Fireworks.
IconBuilder is available for Mac OS X users for $79.00. A multi-user site license is also available for $349.00
There are currently two upgrade options available depending on your original purchase and registration date.
PowerPC or Intel processor; Photoshop or Fireworks (CS3 or CS4.)
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IconBuilder 8 is a completely new version written from the ground up with all new features and user interface.
Simply create a .ico file, name the final file favicon.ico, and upload it to the root directory of your website.
Certainly! IconBuilder supports the creation of icon resources of any size up to and including 1024x1024 pixels.
Yes! IconBuilder supports the creation of both classic and modern Windows or .ico files from your Macintosh.
Absolutely! IconBuilder supports the creation of modern, 32-bit (millions of colors), deep mask icons.
This problem is a bug in Tiger and is not related to IconBuilder. Try using our free IconExaminer app instead.
Yes! Panic and the Iconfactory have created CandyBar, an app that makes customizing the Trash Can icon easy.
Yes, the Iconfactory offers custom icon design services. Contact us for our rates, practices and availability.
Custom icons are a visual way to quickly identify and locate various files and folders on your computer's desktop.
Yes, you can select any icon within a particular collection and use it to customize the Collection's List icon.
Yes, you can customize the background color by going to the View menu and selecting Background > Change Color...
Yes, many of the default toolbar icons in Mac OS X can be customized using the Iconfactory and Panic's CandyBar app.
Please consult the Tutorial that comes included with your IconBuilder download, or follow quick start guide here.
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".
These controls add and delete data from the Resource Grid. Consult the IconBuilder Tutorial for exact functions.
The verify panel allows you to quickly check if your icon has extra or missing resources for the target platform and OS.
IconBuilder uses 8-bit resources when saving BMPs and GIFs and 32-bit resources for saving TIFFs and PNGs.
Simply click the "Save" button, name your file and choose a location to save to as well as the file format(s) desired.
We recommend you consult the Tutorial that comes with the IconBuilder download to learn more about Open/Drop icons.
For the best results, we recommend designing 16x16 versions by hand in Photoshop with pixel-clicking.
There are several helpful IconBuilder tips and tricks including modifier keys, checking the verify panel and more.
Some tips and trick when using IconBuilder with Photoshop include magnification levels, naming layers and more.
Yes, there are many good IconBuilder tips! See the full description for general tips on building and saving icons.
Be sure to set IconBuilder to save as a folder with a custom icon applied to it, or the Finder won't display it properly.
Make sure you are not saving the icon as an ".icns" file or that your icon contains more than just 128x128 resources.
The startup delay encourages you to purchase the full software. This delay is removed upon registration.
We encourage you to use our Contact page to submit any problems or general requests you may have with IconBuilder.
They represent the different types of downloads available for that set: iContainers, Mac format and Win format.
Many factors can prevent custom icons from being applied to Mac files or folders including locked items and more.
Yes, we worked closely with Microsoft to develop a suite of icons including the Recycle Bin, My Computer and others.
The Iconfactory specializes in custom icon design and does not offer website design services at the current time.
Yes, adding a custom icon to a Mac disk image is easy. Please read on to learn the steps to perform this process.
You can create an Autorun.inf file to change the icon displayed when the CD-ROM is loaded in Windows.
Once art work is finalized, we turn to the filter we created for use with Photoshop, IconBuilder, to construct our icons.
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: