IcoFX

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IcoFX

A wealth of icon editing tools and equipped with more than 40 image effects

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Our rating: 

4
License: Free (Last free version)
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Icon Editor and Replacer
Tags: icon, editor, replacer

Pros & Cons:

Plenty to tools, more than 40 image effects, convert between Macintosh and Windows icons, batch processing capability, etc.
Extracting and patching icons in some executable files are found not as good as Greenfish Icon Editor Pro.

Summary:

This good freeware icon editor has a wealth of tools for you to create icons for programs, setup files or favicons and convert your favorite images to icons, or icons to images.

Our Review:

IcoFX is alternatively a good freeware icon editor which is worth a try. It has a wealth of tools and equipped with more than 40 image effects, but common to most image editors, you need to spend some time to get familiar with the tools.
 
The program allows you to create icons for your programs, setup files, or favicons for your website or blog. It also allows you to convert your favorite images to icons, or icons to images. Conversion between Macintosh and Windows icons are supported. Other features include supporting Vista icons with PNG compression, true color, transparency (alpha channel) and batch processing capability.
 
Similar to Greenfish Icon Editor Pro, IcoFX allows you to create icon libraries, extract and patch icons inside the executable files. However, on some executable files which I tried, the former seems work better than the latter.
 
Unfortunately, the new version of IcoFX has turned commercial and the last free version is no more supported by the developer.


IcoFX was reviewed by on based on version v1.6.4 (last free version).