ZNsoft Icon Maker

ZNsoft Icon Maker


Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
1.9
out of 31 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.3
File Size:
2.18MB
Date Added:
February 08, 2007
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Total Downloads:
53,426
Downloads Last Week:
5
Product ranking:
#31 in Icon Tools
Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' review

Icons are the road signs of the computer desktop, helping computer users navigate an often-confusing maze of applications and shortcuts. This program is aimed at helping designers create graceful icons, but it falls short of rivals in several respects. The interface and toolbox look much like the Paint program that is included with Windows, offering only basic tools such as pen, fill, brush, and text, along with a few effects.

The program allows users to convert image files into the ICO format, but can't extract images from executable files as do other programs of this type. On the whole, ZNsoft Icon Maker provides a foundation for making well-designed icons, but lacks the broader feature set most professionals will require.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    1.9

    out of 31 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 1
    • 3 star: 6
    • 2 star: 4
    • 1 star: 18
  • Current Version:

    1.8

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 11
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    Results 1-10 of 19

  • 1 stars

    "Un-usable, wrong language"

    December 12, 2011   |   By precipice

    Version: ZNsoft Icon Maker 2.3

    Pros

    Can't find any.

    Cons

    The program is installed in french - even if you click the English install button.

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  • 1 stars

    "REAL BAD !!!!"

    November 03, 2011   |   By 2722381313

    Version: ZNsoft Icon Maker 2.3

    Pros

    There is nothing good to be said about this product.

    Cons

    LOoks like this is a bogus product !!!!

    Summary

    i have tried 5 times..yes FIVE times to download this ZN Soft icon maker. It downloads VERY quickly....up to a point. BUT i assume because i declined the toolbar..i am NOT allowed to get the complete download.With prepaid internet i can assure you it cost me a fortune all for nothing. Try and download it yourself. I guarrantee you will get as far as download 3 out of 4...the 4 will NEVER be reached.

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  • 2 stars

    "Not well thought"

    August 24, 2011   |   By rlopes123

    Version: ZNsoft Icon Maker 2.3

    Pros

    It's free.

    Cons

    It's in French, and hard to use.

    Summary

    I recommend using www.onlineiconmaker.com instead.

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  • 1 stars

    "Free, but also poor"

    August 04, 2010   |   By BluefoxTheOne

    Version: ZNsoft Icon Maker 2.3

    Pros

    I didn't get far enough to find anything to like, I'm sorry.

    Cons

    I requested installation in English, yet it came up in French. The language switch doesn't convert pop-up titles.Big quality loss at picture import. Menu items pop up wrong. Click results don't always match (cursor problem).
    Need I go on?

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  • 1 stars

    "Not in English"

    April 22, 2010   |   By realcableguys

    Version: ZNsoft Icon Maker 2.3

    Pros

    N/A .

    Cons

    Not in English

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  • 1 stars

    "french...."

    January 10, 2010

    Version: ZNsoft Icon Maker 2.3

    Pros

    nothing.....

    Cons

    french version

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  • 2 stars

    "More of a drawing tool than an icon maker"

    November 05, 2009   |   By d-l-white

    Version: ZNsoft Icon Maker 2.3

    Pros

    Lots of graphics options for customizing .ico files

    Cons

    Too many drawing and graphic design interfaces and not enough icon-specific tools.

    Summary

    Unless you're already fluent in graphic design and drawing programs, this software will be of little help. Used in conjunction with a simpler icon conversion interface, it could be helpful for those with the time and energy to browse and learn the various drawing options. However, if you're looking for an off-the-shelf intuitive icon program with a farily short learning curve, this is not the program for you.

    On the plus side, the price is right......

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  • 1 stars

    "found an Easier to Understand Icon maker"

    March 30, 2009   |   By ray710

    Version: ZNsoft Icon Maker 2.3

    Pros

    too complicated

    Cons

    would not work !

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  • 3 stars

    "Very GOOD for 32x32 icon, but NOT good in resize"

    October 28, 2008   |   By bendcat

    Version: ZNsoft Icon Maker 2.3

    Pros

    Very Good in importing pictures and converting it to icon.

    Cons

    NOT Good at resizing the icon like 16x12, the picture has been resize but the white page still 32x32, so when you save it the size of your icon is still 32x32.

    Summary

    Need improvement on saving size of the icons.

    Updated on Oct 28, 2008

    By the way for those people say that menus are in french, there is an option on the menu to change it on english. From the menu Affichage, select the Langue then click English. I hope you can read it now.

    Updated on Oct 28, 2008

    As I explore this program I must give it a 5 STAR, because this is the best free Icon maker I ever seen. I recommend this free icon maker.

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  • 3 stars

    "Not icon maker but "JPG to ICO Converter" lol"

    September 22, 2008   |   By xlsloshlx

    Version: ZNsoft Icon Maker 2.3

    Pros

    Only pro that I found is like I said above, being able to import .jpg's from photoshop. I wouldn't use it to create an icon at all. The pencil tool is so twitchy.

    Cons

    Default language in French. It can be changed but the sub-menu is still French. Interface and tools looks like it was lifted outta Windows NT. Program as a whole is a little buggy.

    Summary

    Bottom line is that it works great to convert your image files to an ICO file. Other than that there is no use for it. 3/5*s

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