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This free program lets you upload and edit images for your LiveJournal account, but the user interface is a bit confusing.
El Jay Icon Maker can only be accessed through a right-click of the mouse. You have two options: Create Icon Instantly and Create Icon With Options. Since the program only works with LiveJournal, you'll have to create a LiveJournal account if you don't already have one. We first tested the program by clicking on an image and selecting the option to create an icon instantly. We were quickly taken to the publisher's Web site to upload the image, but the site was very confusing and it took us a few tries to get the hang of it. We then chose the second option, to create an icon with options. The options were few. You can crop, rotate, and add a border or text to the image. Both images that we tested were uploaded to our LiveJournal account.
El Jay Icon Maker's usefulness seems very limited overall. It's free, but that's about the only thing that the program has going for it, and it's just not enough.
El Jay icon maker allows you to right click on any image and create an icon for use with livejournal.com. There are two options to choose from when making an icon 'Create Icon Instantly' and 'Create Icon With Options'. Selecting either link redirects you to the El Jay icon maker home page where you can rotate, crop, add text and borders to the image. The El Jay icon maker was made for use with llivejournal.com, but can be used on any site that requires an image smaller than 100x100 for an icon. This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
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This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.