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There are currently two upgrade options available depending on your original purchase and registration date.
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.
The easiest way to import icons is to simply drag and drop them from the Finder. There are other ways as well.
This grid is the Resource List and represents all the icon resources that can be compiled into a single icon.
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.
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.
Yes, IconBuilder XP is available for Windows, although its feature set is not as complete as the Mac version.
Save as a resource file when incorporating into an application and as a folder for simple use on the Mac desktop.
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