Saturday, September 19, 2009

Freeware Icon and Cursor editor

If you're looking for a icon and/or cursor editor look no further, I found the best freeware on the web.
The Icon Editor(IcoFX) and Cursor Editor(AniFX) are created by Attila Kovrig.

IcoFX



Homepage http://icofx.ro/

Features of IcoFX as presented on web page
-Support for Vista icons with PNG compression
-Create icons for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/Macintosh
-Support for alpha channel (transparency)
-Batch processing for handling multiple files
-Built in resource editor for creating icon libraries or changing icons inside exe files
-Zoom icons up to 10000% for increased precision
-Import image dialog, for creating icons from images
-Convert Macintosh icons to Windows icons and vice versa
-Open, save, edit and convert Macintosh OS X icons
-Extract Macintosh icons from resource files
-Snapshot window for creating overviews of the icons
-More than 40 built in effects, including Drop Shadow
-Use custom filters to create your own customized effects
-Multiple language support
-Resolutions up to 256x256
-Data types: 2, 16, 256, True Color, True Color + Alpha (optional dithering for 2, 16, 256 colors)
-Extract icons (including Vista icons) from 32 bit exe and dll
-Import/export images (transparency also) from bmp, jpg, gif, png, jp2
-Many useful drawing tools like brush, line, rectangle and more
-Transparent, Brighten/Darken, Blur/Sharpen tools for retouching
-Create icon from an image with a single click
-Adjust the contrast, brightness, hue, saturation, transparency and color balance of icons
-Change the dimension of images
-Images can be faded using the fadeout dialog
-Increase/decrease the opacity of an image
-Easy shadow handling
-RGB and HSB color modes
-History of recently opened files
-Window menu for easy window switching
-Possibility to store favorite colors
-Capture image from the desktop
-Grid for precision work
-Side bar for easy image switching
-File Explorer window for easy file browsing and importing
-Full drag and drop support
-Sizable preview window
-Multiple undo
-Blur the edge of the brush
-Rotate the image at any angle

AniFX



Homepage http://icofx.ro/anifx/index.html

Features of AniFX as presented on web page
-Create cursors for Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista
-Support for animated (ANI) cursors
-Support for alpha channel (transparency)
-Create animated GIF files
-Create toolbar images
-Batch processing for handling multipple files
-Built in resource editor for creating cursor libraries or changing cursors inside -exe files
-Zoom cursors up to 10000% for increased precision
-Import image dialog, for creating cursors from images
-Convert GIF files to animated cursors and vice versa
-Snapshot window for creating overviews of the cursors
-More than 40 built in effects, including Drop Shadow
-Use custom filters to create your own customized effects
-Multiple language support
-Resolutions up to 256x256
-Data types: 2, 16, 256, True Color, True Color + Alpha (optional dithering for 2, 16, 256 colors)
-Extract cursors (including Vista cursors) from 32 bit exe and dll
-Import/export images (transparency also) from bmp, jpg, gif, png, jp2
-Many useful drawing tools like brush, line, rectangle and more
-Transparent, Brighten/Darken, Blur/Sharpen tools for retouching
-Create cursor from an image with a single click
-Adjust the contrast, brightness, hue, saturation, transparency and color balance of cursors
-Change the dimension of images
-Images can be faded using the fadeout dialog
-Increase/decrease the opacity of an image
-Easy shadow handling
-RGB and HSB color modes
-History of recently opened files
-Window menu for easy window switching
-Possibility to store favorite colors
-Capture image from the desktop
-Grid for precision work
-Side bar for easy image switching
-File Explorer window for easy file browsing and importing
-Full drag and drop support
-Sizable preview window
-Multiple undo
-Blur the edge of the brush
-Rotate the image at any angle

Just in case hes website has any problems when you wish to download you can get them from this links IcoFX and/or AniFX, I check for updates once per month.
Note I zipped them because I'm not allowed to upload ".exe" files.
P.S. If you really like IcoFX and/or AniFX and you wish to show your appreciation, please donate to the author, he invested a lot of time and give it away for free.

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