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 What is iconempire.com?
Iconempire.com helps you make, search, and modify Windows icons by providing software, icon collections and articles.
 What are icons?
Icons are small symbols that are used for quick recognition of documents, programs and devices etc.
 What is the .ico format?
There are many image formats, e.g. .jpeg, .bmp, .png and .tiff. The .ico format is an image format, too. Icon files can contain more than one image.
 What if I want to make my icon on my own?
If you want to create your own icons, we suggest you to download an icon editor.
 What are .icl files?
.icl files are icon libraries. Technically they are resource DLLs with the file extension changed. You can find icon managers here.
 How do I modify standard Windows icons?
You can modify standard Windows icons (My Computer, Recycle Bin, Internet, Start menu items, drives, system folders) with the Icon Craft or Custom Icons programs.
 Where can I find icons?
There are a lot of great sites that collect icons. Here is our icon collection. Your computer contains many icons. ICL-Icon Extractor and Icon Craft find icons on your computer and on the Internet.
 Where can I order professional icon design?
A list of icon designers and painters is here.
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Popular Icon editors
Icon Icon Craft is our pick. This icon maker allows you to design and edit all kinds of graphics required in the software development cycle, including icons, static and animated cursors and interface elements - all these kinds of graphics can now be designed in a single application.

Icon Icon Processor is an icon converter. It creates icons from your images. It is possible to convert 256-color icons into True Color icons and XP icons.

Icon ICL-Icon Extractor will scan your files, archives, folders and all local disks for icons. It can download icons from the Internet and customize Windows icons.

Icon Perfect Icon creates icons from any graphic file (PNG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, WMF and more) in just seconds. Create stylish icons for Windows XP. Easily replace, colorize and save icons that Windows uses to display standard objects, folders and files.

Watermark Pixel Editor is a program to create and edit images for websites or mobile devices. An array of tools to work with pictures and simplicity of use make this product ideal for newbies and graphic design professionals alike.