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IconBuilder for Windows Support

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What is IconBuilder for Windows?

IconBuilder Windows is a powerful filter for use with Photoshop and MS Windows that builds desktop icons.

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How much does IconBuilder for Windows cost?

IconBuilder for Windows is available for $49.00 for a single user license. A multi-user site license is $249.00

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What are IconBuilder for Win's system requirements?

IconBuilder for Windows requires a PC running Windows 2000/XP/Vista and Adobe Photoshop 7.0 or later.

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Help! I've lost my IconBuilder for Win serial number!

Have no fear! Enter your email address at our Registration Lookup page and it will be mailed to you instantly.

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How can I create a bookmark icon for my website?

Creating a website favorite icon is simple. Build an icon normally, save the .ico file, and name it "favicon.ico".

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What is the difference between Mac and Win versions?

The Mac version can convert icons from Windows to Mac and vice versa. There are some other Mac only features as well.

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Can IconBuilder for Windows build 32-bit icons?

Yes, the filter was created especially to construct the 32-bit, deep mask resources that were added for Win XP and Vista.

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Can IconBuilder for Windows save out 95/98/NT icons?

Yes, IconBuilder for Windows handles the older, traditional .ico icon formats just as quickly and easily as modern ones.

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How do I make my first icon with IconBuilder for Win?

Read this complete support item for a quick list of steps, or consult the PDF guide included with your download.

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How do I use IconBuilder for Win's QuickBuild feature?

The QuickBuild button automatically creates all available sizes and bit depths for an icon from what is available.

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What does the multi-celled grid on the right represent?

This is the Resource Grid and it represents all of the individual icon resources that can be compiled into an icon.

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Can I view icons against different background colors?

Yes, the "Cycle" button lets you step through a variety of different background colors.

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What does "Apply View to Photoshop Layer" do?

It takes the icon in the Target Icon File window and applies it back out to the currently selected layer in Photoshop.

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How do I save icons I create with IconBuilder for Win?

Once you have filled the Resource Grid, simply click the Save button, select a name and a save destination.

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What color depth is best to start designing icons with?

If you are creating icons for older versions of Windows like 95/98/NT, start with the 8-bit, 256 color palette.

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What is the best way to add 16x16 (small) icons?

Experience has taught us that designing smaller icon versions by hand really is the way to get the best results.

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Any time saving tips for use with IconBuilder for Win?

There are several things you can do to save yourself time when using IconBuilder for Windows. Read on for more information.

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Why is it important to save my Photoshop layers file?

Working from Photoshop layers really helps you to quickly and easily move components, recolor, or resize.

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Any tips on using Photoshop with IconBuilder for Win?

Yes, be sure to name individual layers, turn layer transparency on and view your work at multiple sizes.

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Any general tips on building and saving icons?

Consider the target platform carefully before you create individual resources that you may not end up needing.

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Why won't IconBuilder for Windows launch?

The first thing to do is to check and make sure your PC meets the proper system requirements to run the filter.

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Why do I have to wait so long when I run the filter?

Until the filter is purchased, there is a startup delay to encourage you to register your copy of IconBuilder for Windows.

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Win icons I've built are not showing up correctly. Why?

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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How do I report a bug or submit a suggestion?

We encourage you to use our Contact page to submit any problems or requests you may have with IconBuilder.

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