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Axialis IconWorkshop

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  • Date Added:
    Sep. 26, 2012
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    Free to try (30-day trial); $69.95 to buy (Buy it now)
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    #8 in Icon Tools

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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


March 25, 2014  |  By Joseui009

2014-03-25 22:36:32  |  By Joseui009

 |  Version: Axialis IconWorkshop 6.80


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


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.


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:! But if you just want to edit only one icon, I recommend IconWorkShop, because they are excellent!

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 6.80
Version 6.8:
  • Windows 8 Interface
  • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS6 compatible plug-in
  • Bug fixes.
Publisher Axialis Software
Publisher web site
Release Date September 20, 2012
Date Added September 26, 2012
Version 6.80
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Icon Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 36.49MB
File Name iconworkshop.exe
Total Downloads 565,925
Downloads Last Week 38
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $69.95

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