Edit ICO files, with multiple filters and effects, even in batch mode, with IcoFX
IcoFX is a reliable free program for editing icons (*.ico) using a wealth of tools and more than 40 effects. You can convert your favorite images into icons, or icons into images, or extract icons from other files. You can also work with multiple files using the batch processing capability. IcoFX is now commercial, but you can download here the last free and perfectly working version.
Features: Support for PNG compression * Support for alpha channel * Batch processing * More than 40 effects, including Drop Shadow * Create custom filters * Resolutions up to 256×256 * Data types: 2, 16, 256, True Color, True Color + Alpha * Extract icons (including Vista icons) from 32 bit exe and dll files * Import / export images (with transparency);
Drawing tools like brush, line, rectangle and more * Transparent, Brighten/Darken, Blur/Sharpen tools for retouching * Create icon from an image with a single click * Adjust the contrast, brightness, hue, saturation, transparency and color balance of icons * Change the dimension of images * Images can be faded * Increase / decrease the opacity of an image * Easy shadow handling * RGB and HSB color modes * History of recently opened files;
Window menu for easy window switching * Possibility to store favorite colors * Capture image from Desktop * Grid for precision work * Side bar for easy image switching * File Explorer window for easy import * Full drag and drop support * Sizable preview window * Multiple undo * Blur the edge of the brush * Rotate the image at any angle.