Paraben's Icon Builder

Paraben's Icon Builder

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    51,945
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 08, 2001
  • Price:
    Free to try (Nag screen); $24.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #37 in Icon Tools

Editors' Review

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This icon and cursor editor lets you create on the fly, but its limited 256-color palette may frustrate you. You'll endure a confusing installation process only to be hit with a nag screen that forces you to wait 10 seconds before you can launch Paraben's Icon Builder. We like the large set of features, including animation, scripts that allow you to insert your icons into buttons and spheres, among other options, and the standard array of effects. Most editing tools are available, and you control the level of editing detail by adjusting the pixel size. However, the interface is cluttered and harder to use than we'd like. Paraben's Icon Builder is an acceptable choice for users who just need to make a few simple icons or cursors, but power users should seek something less inhibiting.
 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"A sturdy powerful program"

November 25, 2005  |  By BoboTheHobo

 |  Version: Paraben's Icon Builder 7.0

Pros

It has support for many filetypes easy enough to use and powerful in making .ico .ani and .cur files. the animation is exactly like in Macromedia Fireworks Mx 2004, so people familiar with that platform will be right at home.

Cons

Its not very straightforward you have to press all of the buttons to know what they do. or read the help section avidly.

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1 stars

"Poor ease of use"

July 16, 2004

 |  Version: Paraben's Icon Builder 7.0

Summary

Installer is a bit overdone, once you install it, you can't even paste other images. Oh, don't forget the 10 second load AND unload screen.

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5 stars

"great"

July 10, 2004

 |  Version: Paraben's Icon Builder 7.0

Summary

great program, downloaded, installed, made icon, all under 1 minute! but i cant understand why you download a exe, run it, and all it does is extract a installation thing, why cant you just download the exe in the first place? the exe is even bigger than the extracted file! anyways, i liked it, but theres no way to install, unless you manualy delete the folder, but thats usualy not a good idea.

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5 stars

"Very Good Program"

July 06, 2004

 |  Version: Paraben's Icon Builder 7.0

Summary

The program is very easy to use.

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5 stars

"Nice and Clean"

March 27, 2003

 |  Version: Paraben's Icon Builder 7.0

Summary

Good interface. I made an icon in < 1 min. I like the pixel by pixel drawing feature and preview. Overall it's just what I was looking for. SELECT * FROM end_users WHERE iq > 0
if(read){
this product will work for you
}else{
doubtful
}

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5 stars

"easy to use!!!"

February 15, 2003

 |  Version: Paraben's Icon Builder 7.0

Summary

I am by no means a power builder or anything of that sort, still I was able to create an icon within 5 minutes. I believe this program will be worth the money the company requests from downloaders

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5 stars

"Best Icon Maker I've Seen!"

August 16, 2002

 |  Version: Paraben's Icon Builder 7.0

Summary

This is definately the best icon maker I've seen. I really like the ablitiy to import .gif, .jpeg, and .bmp.

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5 stars

"good,b ut takes lots of memory"

August 15, 2002

 |  Version: Paraben's Icon Builder 7.0

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5 stars

"Does what I want"

May 07, 2002

 |  Version: Paraben's Icon Builder 7.0

Summary

Ease of use, Paint program interface, allows importing of gif,bmp,jpeg, and convert to 16x16.
In 15 or 20 minutes I had an icon for whatever app I needed.

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5 stars

"Just what Ive been looking for!"

February 16, 2002

 |  Version: Paraben's Icon Builder 7.0

Summary

Great tool to just give your everyday icons a little more personality. Been looking for something like this for a while now, and am very impressed.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Paraben
Publisher web site http://www.paraben.com/
Release Date October 08, 2001
Date Added October 08, 2001
Version 7.0
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Icon Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 95, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name Not available
Popularity
Total Downloads 51,945
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Nag screen
Price $24.95

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