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IconBuilder Windows is a powerful filter for use with Photoshop and MS Windows that builds desktop icons.
IconBuilder for Windows is available for $49.00 for a single user license. A multi-user site license is $249.00
IconBuilder for Windows requires a PC running Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Adobe Photoshop 7.0 or later.
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Creating a website favorite icon is simple. Build an icon normally, save the .ico file, and name it "favicon.ico".
The Mac version can convert icons from Windows to Mac and vice versa. There are some other Mac only features as well.
Yes, the filter was created especially to construct the 32-bit, deep mask resources that were added for Win XP and Vista.
Yes, IconBuilder for Windows handles the older, traditional .ico icon formats just as quickly and easily as modern ones.
Read this complete support item for a quick list of steps, or consult the PDF guide included with your download.
The QuickBuild button automatically creates all available sizes and bit depths for an icon from what is available.
This is the Resource Grid and it represents all of the individual icon resources that can be compiled into an icon.
Yes, the "Cycle" button lets you step through a variety of different background colors.
It takes the icon in the Target Icon File window and applies it back out to the currently selected layer in Photoshop.
Once you have filled the Resource Grid, simply click the Save button, select a name and a save destination.
If you are creating icons for older versions of Windows like 95/98/NT, start with the 8-bit, 256 color palette.
Experience has taught us that designing smaller icon versions by hand really is the way to get the best results.
There are several things you can do to save yourself time when using IconBuilder for Windows. Read on for more information.
Working from Photoshop layers really helps you to quickly and easily move components, recolor, or resize.
Yes, be sure to name individual layers, turn layer transparency on and view your work at multiple sizes.
Consider the target platform carefully before you create individual resources that you may not end up needing.
The first thing to do is to check and make sure your PC meets the proper system requirements to run the filter.
Until the filter is purchased, there is a startup delay to encourage you to register your copy of IconBuilder for Windows.
You may have built icon data into a grid cell in the 24x24 column. If so, clear that data and re-save.
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