Whether you're a serious theme builder or a Desktop dabbler, this colorful and pleasant icon editor provides all the tools you need. IconCool Icon Editor displays images as grids of cells, each cell representing a pixel. You can preview icons in many standard sizes and color depths. Editing options include rotation, drawing, and cropping. The program displays an easy-to-use color palette at the bottom of the main window. By clicking on the palette with the left and right mouse buttons, you can keep two colors of ink handy. You can easily create and edit animated icons and view them against various background colors. As a nice bonus, the program can send buddy icons to AIM. But it does have shortcomings. It doesn't let you close an image without closing the whole program, and you can't have multiple windows open at once. Still, with its powerful feature set and elegant design, IconCool Editor will appeal to users of all levels of expertise.