Whether personalizing your desktop or giving yourself a new IM image, turning ordinary images into icons is an ever-popular task. This no-nonsense utility does just that, taking digital photos or images from any of the most popular graphics formats and turning them into icons. One click allows users to create an entire standard set--from 8x8 to 64x64 pixels--with transparent color. The program also has a feature for cutting blank elements and shaping the icon to the core contents of the picture, but in our tests we found this feature to work imperfectly at best. Moreover, we're afraid its price tag may turn off ordinary computer users looking for what is ultimately a niche utility, while professional designers will prefer a full-blown graphics package. Nevertheless, amateur icon makers may well want to give this a try.
Tool for converting images or digital photos in to Windows icons. Digital Image To Icon Converter makes it possible to use any graphical editor to produce icons. Because Digital Image To Icon Converter has the ability to convert digital pictures in the formats BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG and PNG to Windows XP icons (ICO). Digital Image To Icon Converter has support for making transparent icons and the user can choose which color to make transparent. Version 2.0 adds Windows Vista compatibility and new function for keeping the images aspect.