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Custom Icons from PNG - Including Icons from Metro apps

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    Custom Icons from PNG - Including Icons from Metro apps

    Hi there

    If you wish to create easily custom desktop Icons from images captured then you can use the LAST FREE VERSION of ICOFX (It Used to be freeware - everybody seems to be trying to Monetise every possible item now -but the last FREE version is still available and the paid version doesn't really have much to offer if you just want to create ICONS).

    Last Freeware version: DiskDigger, Amic Email Backup, Mystic Thumbs, IcoFX, phpDesigner, Xinorbis

    @Brink - I added a question in your tutorial about How to create the ICONS for Metro apps as you used Custom ZIP one in your example -- perhaps you could delete the remark or refer to the above program which does it easily

    1) For Metro simply open the tile and press PRT SCREEN before the application starts
    2) Paste to ms WORD / WORDPAD (Standard comes with Windows enter WORDPAD in the Start box)
    3) Use Snipping tool to select a reasonable rectangle of the ICON and save as PNG file
    4) Import into the ICOFX program - Will create Icon for you
    5) Save as .ICO file
    6) Now ready to use in Windows.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Capture.PNG   createico.png   metroico.png   wordpad.png  
    Last edited by jimbo45; 27 Jul 2014 at 03:20.

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