IconBuilder Alternatives

    IconBuilder is described as 'for Windows is a filter for use with Adobe Photoshop that makes creating icons a snap'. There are more than 10 alternatives to IconBuilder for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Online / Web-based, Mac and Windows S. The best alternative is IcoFX. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try IconsExtract or Pixelformer. Other great apps like IconBuilder are IconLover (Paid), RealWorld Icon Editor (Paid), Microangelo Toolset (Paid) and icon sushi (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 23, 2015

      • Windows
      IcoFX is an all-in-one solution for icon creation, extraction and editing. It is designed to work with Windows and Macintosh icons supporting transparency.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      The IconsExtract utility scans the files and folders on your computer, and extract the icons and cursors stored in EXE, DLL, OCX, CPL, and in other file types.


    1. A tool for creating, editing, and converting icons and bitmaps. Supports layers, supersampling, PNG optimization, Vista icon optimization, and more.

      Discontinued

      Last version was released in January 2009

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      • Windows
      IconLover 5.45 is a powerful, yet easy to use icon editor for making your own icons for any operating system, including Windows, Mac OS, *NIX, Android and iOS. It creates native Windows icons (ICO format) of all sizes.
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    2. RealWorld Icon Editor is a complete solution for icon authors offering multiple ways for creating of XP, Vista and Mac icons and for managing icon libraries.
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    3. Create Vista icons with Toolset's Icon Editor. Locate and extract hundreds of hi-resolution, 256x256 icons in your Vista installation. Create icons for all Windows platforms. This suite of icon tools includes four integrated components that excel in their specific areas.
    4. @icon sushi is an image to icon converter that supports the mask editor and the creation of Windows XP 32bit/Windows Vista format icons.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer updated. Last version, 1.21, released on 4 February 2007, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      JDraw is a pixel oriented graphics editor designed especially for small to medium-sized pictures used to decorate web pages. It is completely written in Java, simple to use and saves (animated) GIFs, ICOs and PNGs.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Adobe AIR
      Icon Generator is a little application built on AIR that lets you generate a CS5 or Web 2.0 style icon.Three versions are prepared according to the usage. You can use Windows XP/VISTA/7, Mac OS X, Linux. - Online - browser that can be used.
      • Windows
      IconXP is an icon creator to edit icons. You can make icons for windows XP with this icon program.
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