IcoFX 3.1 for Windows

by Attila Kovrig

Avg. Rating 4.3 (74 votes)

File Details

File Size 12.6 MB
License Shareware, $49.99
Operating System Windows 7/8/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 8,167
Publisher Attila Kovrig
Homepage IcoFX

Publisher's Description

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.

Latest Reviews

CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.10 on Jan 12, 2015

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro is pure spyware and adware

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v2.2 on 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.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v2.0.1 on 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?

Android

Android reviewed v1.6.4 on 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).

'droid

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v1.6.3 on 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
Nearest Color
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?

doubleaught

doubleaught reviewed v1.6.1 on Jul 11, 2008

I really hate to do this...
This program lacks the FUNDAMENTAL ability
to RESIZE a selection. it doesn't matter what size the imported image is...it can be a billion pixels by a billion pixels, this program will scale it to the dimension IT wants to and that's that. I really wanted to like this app, but the inabililty to resize a selection gets it a 1.

spacemarine

spacemarine reviewed v1.6.1 on May 13, 2008

This is the Crown Jewel of free icon editors.
It is small yet powerful, has a VERY clean UI design
and is simply a breeze to use.

I have used Microangelo and others in the past, but
this one really takes the cake.

This is the BEST free icon editor, and is even
better than most of the commercial ones.
So If you are looking for an Icon Editor -
look no further ;)

Thank You Attila Kovrig for this little gem.

seier

seier reviewed v1.6.1 on May 13, 2008

Hi Gang,

I still like Microangelo better, but this is 90% of that and is free vs. $40-60. I did find a minor bug where the color turns to black after you hit Ctrl+Z though. Also why doesn't the 256-color palette contain different shades of gray?

Thanks,
Christian Blackburn

wet

wet reviewed v1.6.1 on May 12, 2008

perfect. most commercial softwares are far for this result :)

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v1.6.1 on May 12, 2008

Never tried this before and I must say I've been missing out.
This is one great icon making app.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (74 votes)
Your Rating
CyberDoc999

CyberDoc999 reviewed v2.10 on Jan 12, 2015

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro is pure spyware and adware

Karol Mily

Karol Mily reviewed v2.2 on 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.

Hall9000

Hall9000 reviewed v2.0.1 on 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?

Android

Android reviewed v1.6.4 on 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).

'droid

DudeBoyz

DudeBoyz reviewed v1.6.3 on 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
Nearest Color
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?

doubleaught

doubleaught reviewed v1.6.1 on Jul 11, 2008

I really hate to do this...
This program lacks the FUNDAMENTAL ability
to RESIZE a selection. it doesn't matter what size the imported image is...it can be a billion pixels by a billion pixels, this program will scale it to the dimension IT wants to and that's that. I really wanted to like this app, but the inabililty to resize a selection gets it a 1.

spacemarine

spacemarine reviewed v1.6.1 on May 13, 2008

This is the Crown Jewel of free icon editors.
It is small yet powerful, has a VERY clean UI design
and is simply a breeze to use.

I have used Microangelo and others in the past, but
this one really takes the cake.

This is the BEST free icon editor, and is even
better than most of the commercial ones.
So If you are looking for an Icon Editor -
look no further ;)

Thank You Attila Kovrig for this little gem.

seier

seier reviewed v1.6.1 on May 13, 2008

Hi Gang,

I still like Microangelo better, but this is 90% of that and is free vs. $40-60. I did find a minor bug where the color turns to black after you hit Ctrl+Z though. Also why doesn't the 256-color palette contain different shades of gray?

Thanks,
Christian Blackburn

wet

wet reviewed v1.6.1 on May 12, 2008

perfect. most commercial softwares are far for this result :)

Andy Dean

Andy Dean reviewed v1.6.1 on May 12, 2008

Never tried this before and I must say I've been missing out.
This is one great icon making app.

argybee

argybee reviewed v1.6 on Apr 1, 2008

Brilliant.
Does what it says beautifully.
All kudos Attila Kovrig.

Chocobito

Chocobito reviewed v1.6 on Mar 31, 2008

Excellent freeware I'dont find other so good.

softapo7

softapo7 reviewed v1.5.01 on Oct 12, 2007

Fantastic quality freeware. Works like a charm.

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