How to Create an Icon for a Windows Application using IcoFX
I just bought IcoFX
($45 after finding a $5 off coupon) in order to create some simple Windows icons. So far I'm really impressed with it; it is a huge time saver.
Here's what I did:
1. I opened Inkscape
(free vector art program) and created a simple PNG file:
2. Opened this file in GIMP
to add some space around the image:
3. Opened the PNG in IcoFX, and chose Create an icon from the image (it prompts you):
IcoFX automatically creates the multi-size icons:
4. Choose File -> Save As, and now you have a multi-size icon that you can use for Windows applications.
Here's what the icon looks like in my (Win 7) taskbar: