The Iconfactory

Version History

IconBuilder v 8.5.3

Released 02.Dec.11

Free upgrade for registered users of 8.5

  • Support for 1024×1024 icons in 10.7 (Lion)
  • Updated links to external help pages

IconBuilder v 8.5.2

Released 02.Sep.09

Free upgrade for registered users of 8.5

  • Fixed a crash on 10.6 when copying grid into Photoshop layer
  • Fixes for missing icons and color shifts while importing on Snow Leopard
  • IconExaminer: Fixed problem reading ICO files with invalid dimensions
  • Fixed a problem with -2000 errors being reported when saving ICO files
  • ICO files will now be created correctly according to the setting in Options
  • Updated help links for icon design on Apple and Microsoft sites
  • Changed minimum OS version to from 10.3.9 (Panther) to 10.4 (Tiger)
  • Removed support for old plug-in format used by PS 7, CS, CS2 and Elements

IconBuilder v 8.5.1

Released 28.Jun.07

Free upgrade for registered users of 8.5

  • New option to save both compressed and uncompressed Vista ICO files
  • Open/drop states now save correctly on Intel machines
  • Added warning about conflict with onOne Library plug-in
  • Photoshop no longer crashes when About Plug-In > IconBuilder is used
  • Other small bug fixes

IconBuilder v 8.5

Released 26.Apr.07

$30.00 paid upgrade for registered users of 8.x.

  • Added support for Adobe Creative Suite 3 (Photoshop and Fireworks)
  • Added support for Intel processors
  • Added new command files for IconBuilder Assistant on Fireworks
  • Added web link to Vista Icon Design Guidelines
  • Other small bug fixes

IconBuilder v 8.1

Released 16.Nov.06

Free upgrade for registered users of 8.0

  • Windows Vista ICO files are fully supported (including PNG compression)
  • Added support for 256×256 and 512×512 icon sizes in Mac OS X
  • TIFF files can be saved with multiple resolutions
  • New save options to create single and individual files at the same time
  • Grid files and actions updated to support the larger icon sizes
  • Updated IconExaminer to display Vista ICO files and other large sizes
  • Fixed a bug where save file name could be corrupted
  • Changed saving of GIF files—solving problems with Java and Windows
  • Other small bug fixes

IconBuilder v 8.0.1

Released 15.Aug.05

Free upgrade for registered users of 8.0

  • A check for duplicate resources now occurs before saving icon files
  • Adding a new resource group now automatically unlinks the marquees
  • Fixed a bug which caused IconBuilder to appear below Photoshop’s palettes
  • Presets now work correctly on Japanese systems (with Unicode characters)
  • Presets folder can now be displayed even before a preset has been saved

IconBuilder v 8.0

Released 04.Aug.05

$30.00 paid upgrade for registered users of 5.x.

  • Creation of Mac and Windows icons in standard and unique sizes
  • Creation of icon resources of any size up to 1024×1024 pixels
  • Ability to save generic image formats, such as TIFFs, BMPs, etc.
  • Standard and custom Grid Files and Presets that can be shared
  • Build icons for an entire project with a single filter pass
  • Expanded resource protection and information via new Verification Report
  • Save icons in multiple file formats at the same time
  • Adjustable alpha thresholds when creating 8-bit resources
  • Apply all of an icon’s resources to a layer with a single click
  • Revised and expanded documentation
  • Revised and expanded Iconbuilder Assistant Photoshop actions
  • Handy Keyboard Shortcuts menu for easy reference
  • Pixel Grid and Coordinate Tool
  • Developed entirely in Cocoa for power and flexibility

IconBuilder Pro v 5.1

Released 17.Mar.05

  • Added support for Fireworks MX 2004

IconBuilder Pro v 5.0

Released 15.Apr.04

  • Added support for 24×24 Windows toolbar icons
  • Added support for custom 128×128 Windows icons
  • IconExaminer stand-alone application for examining Finder icons
  • Movable grid positions (relative to your selection)
  • Remember grid locations for easier custom layout templates
  • New command-keys for common functions
  • Increased compatibility when opening certain .ico and .icns files
  • Toolbar background texture updated to support 10.3 (Panther)

IconBuilder Pro v 4.1

Released 07.Nov.03

  • Compatible with Adobe Photoshop CS
  • Supports PS Actions (scriptable)
  • Supports Command-f to re-run the filter
  • Auto conversion of Win 24-bit .ICOs
  • Auto-save icons based on layer names (when used with Photoshop CS)
  • Auto-adaptive color table creation when building Windows icons
  • Import folders with Open / Drop states
  • Bug fixes and UI tweaks

IconBuilder Pro v 4.0

Released 23.Feb.03

  • Support for icon states in Mac OS 10.2+ (Jaguar)
  • Grid presets, new icon template, improved QuickBuild PS Actions
  • Improved User’s Guide and Tutorial including new tips, tricks and more
  • Thumbnail (128×128) preview now displays exactly like the OS X Dock
  • New file save options including “Save as Folder” and custom resource ID#’s
  • Auto-adaptive color table creation when building Windows icons
  • Improved user interface
  • Bug fixes for Mac OS 10.2 (Jaguar)

IconBuilder Pro v 3.5.1

Released 09.Sep.02

  • 128×128 resources now import properly under Mac OS 10.2 (Jaguar)
  • Updated background patterns
  • Updated Apple HI guidelines URL
  • Other minor bug fixes and tweaks

IconBuilder Pro v 3.5

Released 20.Aug.02

  • Engineered to work specifically with Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and Mac OS X
  • New, simpler Aqua user interface
  • Additional info via new Weblinks menu
  • Updated User’s Guide and Tutorial

IconBuilder Pro v 3.1

Released 18.Feb.02

  • Better compatibility when building icons for all versions of Windows
  • Updates icons that have been written incorrectly by other icon editors
  • Protection no longer required for the Win 48×48, 16 color resource

IconBuilder Pro v 3.0

Released 12.Jul.01

  • Support for Windows XP
  • QuickConvert from to Mac to Win and vice versa
  • Resource protection eliminates unnecessary sizes and bit depths
  • Support for icon files created with Iconographer

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