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IconBuilder for Windows

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IconBuilder for Windows

Requires: Windows XP or Vista. One of the following: Photoshop 7+, Elements 2.0+ or Macromedia Fireworks CS3. Screen resolutions at or above 1280x1024

Download: IconBuilder 2.0 (4.8 MB)

IconBuilder for Windows is a filter for use with Adobe Photoshop that makes creating icons a snap. By harnessing the professional power of Photoshop and Photoshop layers, IconBuilder provides icon artists with the most complete tool set possible for modern icon design and creation.

IconBuilder for Windows has the ability to construct and save icons for all the traditional Windows OS platforms (95, 98, 2000, NT & XP), including the latest version, Windows Vista.

CS3 Compatibility

Compatible with Adobe CS3

IconBuilder is compatible for use with Adobe's new Creative Suite 3, specifically Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Fireworks CS3. Photoshop CS3 gives artists the power and flexibility needed to create modern, 256x256 pixel icons quickly and easily.

Build Icons for Windows Vista

Build Icons for Windows Vista View Screenshot

IconBuilder for Windows supports the creation of Vista-ready ICO files with 256x256 resources. Set preferences to use PNG compression or not, build in large format icon resources, save and you are done!


New Verification Tools View Screenshot

Thanks to the Verify panel, IconBuilder for Windows lets you view resource information and warnings for each file format prior to saving, so you can catch problems early, avoiding potential issues later on in the project.

Feature List

  • Creation of 256x256 .ICO files for Windows Vista
  • Supports creation of all classic Windows .ico formats (WIN 95, 98, NT, 2000 and XP)
  • View icon information and correct errors prior to saving via Resource Verification
  • Supports transparent / translucent masking of icons
  • QuickBuild creates all resources in a single click
  • Extract any PC icon into Photoshop for editing
  • View icons against a variety of desktop colors
  • ToolTips for novice and advanced users

Still have questions? Don't forget to visit our IconBuilder for Windows Support page. We've tried to anticipate most of the questions you might have, so be sure to check there prior to writing us. Thanks!


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