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Axialis IconWorkshop

$69.95
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Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 44 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.9
  • Total Downloads:
    566,381
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 20, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $69.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    37.68MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in Icon Tools

Editors' Review

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Windows lets you customize its look in lots of ways, and one of the coolest is the ability to change almost any icon to suit your style or to create themes. While there's no shortage of icons available online, why not make your own? It's much easier than you might think, especially with the help of Axialis IconWorkshop. True to its name, it handles just about every aspect of the job, from creating, extracting, and converting icons to managing whole libraries of them. The full-featured IconWorkshop is free to use for 30 days. The latest release has tons of updates and new features, tops among them the ability to create Android and iPhone icons. But it also has many new Object packs, more image formats, bitmap editing, enhanced batch processing, and Windows 8, Mac OS X, and Photoshop plug-in compatibility.

Setting up IconWorkshop includes choosing icon file associations, with an option to automatically repair incorrect associations (something we'd like to see in other programs, too). We could also choose a Mac OS option. IconWorkshop lets you open, modify, and save Mac OS-compatible icons as well as convert them to BinHex and Windows ICO. Clearly, this is a program that takes icons seriously! That impression was strengthened by well-configured user interface that follows the popular Explorer-style layout, with a Web-style toolbar, a tree view/navigation sidebar to the left of the main window, and palettes and tools on the right. We clicked Windows Icon under Create New Projects on IconWorkshop's comprehensive Start Screen. A detailed wizard screen started us off on what proved a remarkably easy process, considering the dizzying array of choices. Anyone who has used photo or graphics editors, drawing programs, and similar tools won't have any trouble with IconWorkshop's layout or features, but a top-quality Help file and manual is a click away.

Making icons with IconWorkshop is easy and fun. Obviously, there's an art to the design process, too, since detail gets lost or blurred when sizing icons. But Axialis IconWorkshop has every step covered when it comes to creating icons for Windows -- or, better yet, your smartphone. And how cool is that?

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Axialis IconWorkshop 6.80.

 
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5 stars

"FlatIconMaker"

March 25, 2014  |  By Joseui009

2014-03-25 22:36:32  |  By Joseui009

 |  Version: Axialis IconWorkshop 6.80

Pros

Excellent icon editor!! Yes, it's a good icon editor. I like it.

Cons

If you want to draw an icon, I can only say that it is poor. If I want to get a quality icons, first I have to draw a graphic in Photoshop, then use this program to edit your graphic, or send to IconWorkShop, now you can get a high quality icon in low pixels.

But I also use Photoshop encountered some obstacles that I am not free to edit icons outline, let me draw the icon becomes difficult.

Summary

However recently I found an excellent vector software FlatIconMaker, which is specially developed to draw the icon, not the edit icon. Since it is a vector software, so it is very flexible, :-) because if I have to draw some wrong, such wrong outline, I could easy to amend it. Let me crazy is I can freedom to change my draw, such a line that I can change to any of the arc I want, I can arbitrarily adjust the arc until it reaches I think to draw. More...more...more...

In short, if you want to draw an icon, not an icon editor, I recommend you try FlatIconMaker (here you can get it: http://download.cnet.com/FlatIconMaker/3000-2195_4-76113480.html)! But if you just want to edit only one icon, I recommend IconWorkShop, because they are excellent!

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5 stars

"Great Icon Software!"

August 24, 2012  |  By music_man72

2012-08-24 19:36:02  |  By music_man72

 |  Version: Axialis IconWorkshop 6.70

Pros

Easy to use, tons of free icon components to use included. Combining the components by dragging and dropping couldn't be easier. Watch the tutorial videos if you're new to this software.

Cons

It isn't free :)

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5 stars

"None better"

September 25, 2011  |  By dynodeanmccabe

2011-09-25 11:02:13  |  By dynodeanmccabe

 |  Version: Axialis IconWorkshop 6.62

Pros

This is simply the best creator, editor, viewer in icons and cursors out there. Why? Cause i own it and I'm a cheap bastard. I wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't worth it and you get a lot of freebies with it too. Icon libraries.

Cons

Leave the cons be.

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4 stars

"Great Icon Program"

April 04, 2011  |  By greektrelos

2011-04-04 16:11:19  |  By greektrelos

 |  Version: Axialis IconWorkshop 6.53

Pros

Has more features than most icon editing software.

Cons

Screen is a bit cluttered, but not too much that its hard to maneuver.

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4 stars

"An excellent product"

December 19, 2010  |  By FredTaylor911

2010-12-19 14:58:41  |  By FredTaylor911

 |  Version: Axialis IconWorkshop 6.53

Pros

Ease of use

Cons

I totally liked this product

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5 stars

"Flawless...!!!!!"

August 19, 2010  |  By vista2000

2010-08-19 05:08:38  |  By vista2000

 |  Version: Axialis IconWorkshop 6.52

Pros

Dose everything

Cons

Wont pull files out of an external drives...

Summary

Easy to install..runs perfict..updates fast..And program also comes with a sidebar gadget "Wasent expecting that".....Love It...Thanks CNET....

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4 stars

"Great program! Creates icons perfectly. Easy to use."

May 03, 2010  |  By SMELTN

2010-05-03 10:31:15  |  By SMELTN

 |  Version: Axialis IconWorkshop 6.51

Pros

Easy to use and understand. Things are labeled great. Creates very nice icons, you can import images to creat icons out of or you can great one from scratch

Cons

I used the trial version so a lot of features are disabled, like better quality icons, etc. Not really a con but if you want to get the best looking icons and features, then you need to pay for the program.

Summary

I think this is a great program for creating your own icons. I was just trying to create an replacement icon for a program I use daily. I found a great image I wanted to use which was in .png format and just imported into this program and it took care of the rest. Really worked well.

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3 stars

"Makes icons, has flaws."

July 19, 2009  |  By vmazelis

2009-07-19 17:29:59  |  By vmazelis

 |  Version: Axialis IconWorkshop 6.3.3.0

Pros

Very easy to use, intuitive interface. Can make icons.

Cons

In Vista x64 failed to make any true Vista icons. Made only one size icons that can not be enlarged or reduced.

Summary

There is a much better converter called ToyCon icon maker - a fun to use freeware, available elsewhere on the internet. And, unlike Axialis, it did make true, resizeable Vista icons from any png file.

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5 stars

"Best Icon Editor"

January 28, 2008  |  By migueld0

2008-01-28 22:40:05  |  By migueld0

 |  Version: Axialis IconWorkshop 6.11

Pros

This is possibly the best icon editor on Windows, it has the cleanest most functional and consistent GUI and it offers the latest support for Vista as well as legacy systems as well as Mac OS. It's rich in automation, it's import and export features are extensive, it's just a pleasure to use. The infamous Microangelo doesn't hold a candle to this. I would only consider Iconfactory's Icon Builder as an alternative.

Cons

I can't seem copy and paste translucent graphics from Photoshop directly, instead I'm required to import/export. This is an extra step and it becomes bothersome. I'm not sure if this is a drawback from the Windows platform since I'm able to do this on OSX with other editors.

Where are the alpha masks? They are not easily visible and\or editable. That'd be my only major issue with this editor.

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5 stars

"Does it all"

January 19, 2008  |  By GuyA

2008-01-19 14:55:44  |  By GuyA

 |  Version: Axialis IconWorkshop 6.11

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.9
Version 6.9:
  • Windows 8/10 Hi-Dpi Interface
  • Support for Windows 10 768x768 icons
  • Create icons from SVG vector images
  • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop plug-ins up to CC 2015 x32 x64
  • New Flat Sample Icons
  • Bug fixes and various enhancements.
General
Publisher Axialis Software
Publisher web site http://www.axialis.com
Release Date June 10, 2016
Date Added June 20, 2016
Version 6.9
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Icon Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 37.68MB
File Name IconWorkshop-Pro.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 566,381
Downloads Last Week 19
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $69.95

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