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DeadmanDines

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26th December, 2005 at 08:26:14 -

Just a quick note, then I'll crawl back into my grave again

I just found (and bought) a very very awesome and cheap Icon program, called IconXP.

I thought it'd be worth mentioning here, because it's the kind of app I would have loved back when I did clicking. You can build an alpha PNG file in Photoshop, Paintshop pro, or some other app (or in IconXP itself, but I don't like the editor), then convert it to an ICO file. This way you can make nice professional-looking XP icons! Yayness!

You can also rip icons from Dlls and Exes, converting them to PNG. So u can use windows icons in conjunction with the Alpha Object.

And it's cheap!!

http://www.aha-soft.com/iconxp/index.htm

You can buy it in different currencies, so the exchange rates can make it super-cheap. Mine was only about 13, incl. VAT. And there's a trial version.

Hope this helps someone!

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26th December, 2005 at 18:43:59 -

Oh shit... you can create ICO files with MS Paint! Just add to end of filename ".ICO"!

Much cheaper.

And you get pics to "professional-looking" with PSP9.

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30th December, 2005 at 05:57:37 -

i JUST intalled it and got the trial expired message...
is it a 30 sec trial?

 

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31st December, 2005 at 18:37:38 -

infact, if you rename an bmp file to .ico you can use it as an icon, just no transparency.

 
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1st January, 2006 at 00:50:01 -

Yep. And it's free.

 
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1st January, 2006 at 11:39:01 -

arg... where my messages go?
i'll post it again:
infact, you even don't have to rebame it (i did it a lot, a long long time ago (5 years to be exect))

 

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1st January, 2006 at 11:45:48 -

Yu can also convert tons of different image types as ico with IrfanView...

 
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1st January, 2006 at 11:49:20 -

But this has wicked transparency, so yeah paint = gay.
I just made my icons in MMF, this little program looks good although i wouldnt pay for it, i might "get" it from somewhere
Thanks for pointing this program out Dines, it should help some people.


 
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2nd January, 2006 at 01:57:14 -

GIMP is good too.

 
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7th January, 2006 at 12:56:27 -

The program looks okay.

The icons created with paint by renaming them to *.ico are sometimes not recognized by programs which do have a check for a valid icon format in the *.ico file.
Windows isn't that picky, it will just accept any graphic file renamed to *.ico so that's no problem.

If you don't have 13 to spend, try this one:
http://www.wildfiredesign.net/iconlab/index.htm
It's called iconlab and it will do for basic icon creation.


 
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