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Greenfish Icon Editor Pro

CNET Editors' review

This free program lets you create your own custom icons. It'll take a little time to master its tools, but it's worth the effort.

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro's user interface looked like a stripped down version of Photoshop, complete with tool and color palettes. A menu bar at the top of the window allows for easy access to its features. Immediately, we were asked what action we wanted to perform: Create a new graphic, Create a new library, Open an existing document, or Batch convert image files. We opted to first create a new graphic, which opened a new window containing a grid. Using the Rectangle and Ellipse tools, we were able to quickly draw a shape. The Color Picker palette let us easily select a color from an HSB Map, as well as a selection of swatches. But you can also create your own color formula or enter an HTML value. Our first icon masterpiece left lots to be desired, but we found ourselves getting better and better as we practiced with the tools. We were able to save the newly created icon as a JPEG, GIF, and BMP file, among others. The program's batch conversion feature was extremely intuitive. We simply clicked the Add button to browse for the files we wanted to convert, and selected the file type and save location. Our files were instantly converted to JPEGs.

The program does contain a well thought out online Help file should you need a little extra guidance. The program is ready to use once it's extracted, so it doesn't leave anything behind. We highly recommend Greenfish Icon Editor Pro for any users looking to create their own custom icons.

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    2.9 stars

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
  • Current version:

    2.4 stars

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 1.0 stars

    "Crapware Galore"

    February 5, 2014  |   By geoski1

    Version: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.1

    Pros

    I did not proceed with the download when I saw a whole bunch of crapware in the download process. It is a real shame that CNET does not warn up front of everything that comes along with the download. Over the years it has been getting worse, and I am just about ready to bail out of here. Don't have the time, and neither do I find it should be necessary to be on guard when download something.

    Cons

    Program itself may be excellent, biggest con if the junk that comes with it.

    Summary

    Download at your own risk, you are getting a lot more than advertised.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "love it. use it all the time."

    January 29, 2014  |   By susall

    Version: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.1

    Pros

    Easy to use!

    Cons

    None I could find.

    Summary

    Malware complaints have more to do with CNET than anything else.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "NO WAY! started trying to install BAD STUFF!"

    November 18, 2013  |   By Craigrich2

    Version: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.1

    Pros

    reviews for actual editor looks good - BUT IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S FULL OF "ADD ONS/ B.S."

    Cons

    t started trying to take full control of my PC - CTRL ALT DEL wouldn't even bring up task manager! If I had a reset button I would have hit it, but I had to wait for the shut down button to respond and reboot.

    If it had been successful in loading a bunch of garbage, I would have been very pisst!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs Adware, Risky Extensions, and Other Things"

    June 4, 2013  |   By JoeZaddy

    Version: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.1

    Pros

    Creates icons but...

    Cons

    Do not even download this. There were dangerous adware and other things that can potentially joepardize your computer security. It even disabled my AVG.

    Summary

    I agree, this software and the developer should not even be in Cnet

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Installs malware (sweetpacks) on all three browsers"

    May 29, 2013  |   By rhusquercus

    Version: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.1

    Pros

    None - I never used it

    Cons

    Installs Sweetpacks [sic] on firefox, chrome, & ie. No asking. Cannot be easily removed. Dangerous. Disables the chrome extension trash and disable icons. Must remove the program as well to get this all off. Also, resets the search engines and home pages for all three browsers

    This is a really nasty install and developer should be immediately banned from Cnet forwever.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Latest version packaged with "extras""

    May 18, 2013  |   By Aezad

    Version: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.1

    Pros

    I have not used it.

    Cons

    After having to remove extra programs that it does not warn you that it is going to install, I don't even want to use it.

    Summary

    It asks you if you want to install some toolbar when you select advanced installation but does not warn or ask about installing other programs that immediately install and run on your computer. Then when you remove the items, it force opens a browser window so it can terrorize you some more. I'd rather pay for a program up front than have a piece of software install things without permission or warning.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very useful and reasonably easy to use"

    March 10, 2013  |  

    Version: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.1

    Pros

    Wide range of tools and capabilities
    GUI and menu self explanatory, rarely need to see help file
    Able to open more than one instance at a time.

    Cons

    Newest version: I can't find a way to float tools et al and position where desired like I did in earlier version.
    Need to know how to save as an .ico file (convert image to ico file setup, then save as. Once you learn it is easy each time.

    Summary

    Very handy for any icon work

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It works well for me!"

    September 22, 2012  |   By rgrun

    Version: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.1

    Pros

    It has reduced some pictures to icons with EXCELLENT clarity. It is all I need. It was easy to figure out without using the help file, as is my habit :)

    Cons

    I can't think of any so far

    Summary

    Great product

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not good enough!"

    August 5, 2012  |   By gnrsu

    Version: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.1

    Pros

    easy to use

    Cons

    1. too big

    2. not portable

    Summary

    if you are looking for a portable, free and small one, i think LiquidIcon XP is the best:

    appnee.com/liquidicon-xp/

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