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IconBuilder is a powerful filter for creating desktop, toolbar and image icons for use with Photoshop or Fireworks.
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.
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.
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.
The "Create archive" feature in Mac OS X 10.3 and later can lead to problems and we recommend against using it.
There are really three parts to designing icons: concept, creation and construction. Read on to learn more.
Yes indeed it can! When you import them they are automatically converted to Mac format. Exporting is easy too.
They represent the different types of downloads available for that set: iContainers, Mac format and Win format.
The file has been compressed for online distribution in the ZIP format, popular on the Windows PC platform.
We encourage you to use our Contact page to submit any problems or requests you may have with IconBuilder.
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.
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.
There are several easy steps you can take to make use of the desktop pictures or wallpapers, at the Iconfactory.
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.
You can create an Autorun.inf file to change the icon displayed when the CD-ROM is loaded in Windows.
Use Iconbuilder to create icons for cross-platform projects.
Instead of double-clicking the archive, Windows users need to right-click and select "Extract All..." to view 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: