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IconBuilder is a powerful filter for creating desktop, toolbar and image icons for use with Photoshop or Fireworks.
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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.
The "Create archive" feature in Mac OS X 10.3 and later can lead to problems and we recommend against using it.
Custom icons are a visual way to quickly identify and locate various files and folders on your computer's desktop.
There are really three parts to designing icons: concept, creation and construction. Read on to learn more.
Pixelpalooza went on hiatus after the 2004 contest due to the increasing long hours it created for the factory workers.
The Mac Finder has an unfortunate tendency to cache icons instead of updating them as it is supposed to.
Yes, the Iconfactory offers a wide range of professionally designed royalty-free stock icons for developers.
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.
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.
Yes, IconBuilder XP is available for Windows, although its feature set is not as complete as the Mac version.
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.
Unfortunately creating icons for the Palm and other handheld devices is difficult and requires unique resources.
During the transition from Mac OS 9 to OS X, the way custom icons are stored on disks changed. Read on for more.
Yes, after creating a projector bundle you can change the Info.plist file so that CFBundleIconFile uses a .icns file.
Save as a resource file when incorporating into an application and as a folder for simple use on the Mac desktop.
Certain versions of the Mac Finder have a bug that prevents it from updating properly and showing icon changes.
Yes, there are many good reasons to update cicn resources to icon suites including millions of colors and transparency.
There are several important tips and tricks for developers working with Mac based icon resources. Read on for more.
Working with 32-bit icons in Cocoa and NIB-based Carbon applications, is surprisingly easy. Read on for more.
There are some important things to know when working with 32-bit Windows icons. Read on to learn more.
A quick way to clear the cache is to go to the Appearance tab of Desktop properties and change the default icon size.
There are several tools on Windows that allow you to change application icons. One of them is Microangelo Librarian.
Microsoft only supports 32-bit icons with their newer products. Its best to focus on backward compatibility first.
Yes, we worked closely with Microsoft to develop a suite of icons including the Recycle Bin, My Computer and others.
A popular way to distribute your creations is via disk images. These steps will help you create your first Mac disk image.
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.
You may not have all icon resources in your icon file or your Finder may be caching old versions of the icon.
Follow the instructions in the full description to extract the pixels of the standard icon for manipulation in Photoshop.
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: