IcoFX is an all-in-one solution for icon creation, extraction and editing. It is designed to work with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Macintosh icons supporting transparency. With a wealth of tools and more than 40 effects at your fingertips, there is virtually no limit to the icons you can create. You can easily convert your favorite images into icons, or icons into images. It gives you the possibility to create icon libraries or change icons inside exe files. Create a favicon for your website or blog. Convert your Macintosh icons to Windows icons and vice versa. With IcoFX you can extract icons from other files, including Windows Vista and Macintosh files. You can easily work with multiple files using the batch processing capability of IcoFX.
Reviewing 2.5 (Dec 1, 2013)
Reviewing 2.2 (Apr 17, 2012)
Not bad at all, but still buggy and needs some work.
If you want free icon editor with similar capabilities try - Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 3.0.
Reviewing 2.0.1 (Sep 15, 2011)
(September 13, 2011)
Windows 2000/9x/XP / Shareware; $59.00 / 6,398 downloads
IcoFX is a freeware icon editor.
So, freeware or shareware? How about icons for Win7?
Reviewing 1.6.4 (Aug 4, 2010)
I've been using IcoFX for maybe 2 years now?. It's refreshingly simple to use and the results always pass my expectations! I've never come close to needing it's help program so I'm not even sure if it has one at the moment..sorry..
The pc I originally installed it on(is still on) runs XP Pro and I was worried it wouldn't make the transition when I built a new pc and installed Win 7 Ultimate ..I use a 1T USB storage drive which I now use with this new pc.. It has copies of the program files off the xp computer so I opened the IcoFX folder and dragged the exe to my taskbar and selected create shortcut here..and that was that.. it works even better with WIN 7! and screaming fast.. Special thanks to the developer(s).
Reviewing 1.6.3 (Aug 18, 2008)
Something is not right with this program.
I installed it and extracted an icon from an EXE file. I chose 32x32 at 8 bit and saved it to an ICO file.
It created a 16x16 at 32 bit color that is 25,214 bytes at 96 dpi.
In order to get a workable graphic, I had to EXPORT the original 48x48 32 bit file to a BMP, open it in Paint Shop Pro 7.04, manually reduce the size to 32x32 then manually reduce the color depth to 8 bit (256 color) with the following settings chosen:
Optimized Median Cut
Include Windows Colors
Then I saved that as a BMP file that turned out to be only 2,102 bytes.
I go back into IcoFX and open the file, and it gives me a "NEW IMAGE" dialog that defaults to 32 bit color. I had to manually check 256 colors under the Colors section and 32x32 under the Size section then click OK then do a FILE SAVE AS to an ICO file that ended up being 2,238 bytes.
Only then was I able to load that ICO file into the application that I needed it loaded in.
I'm giving it one extra point just because the thing can successfully save in the ICO format.
It should not have to be like this, should it?
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