Axialis IconWorkshop

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Developer(s) Axialis Software
Stable release / 22 August 2011; 5 years ago (2011-08-22)[1]
Operating system Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Size 37 MB
Available in English, French and German[1]
Type Icon editor

Axialis IconWorkshop is an icon editor developed by Axialis Software. IconWorkshop can create icons for Windows (.ico), Macintosh (.icns) and UNIX-like systems (.png).[2][3] IconWorkshop includes a library of objects that can be put together to create many different styles of icons.[4] The utility supports plugins and allows importing graphics directly from Photoshop and Illustrator.

Software developers can edit icons directly in image strips.[5] These images are used to populate button icons in application toolbars. Since version 6.50, the user can create and edit raster images directly without using the icon image export feature.[6]

The product is cited in an article from Microsoft Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines about Windows Vista icon creation.[7] Axialis Software in association with Microsoft offers a free version called IconWorkshop Lite. This version is available to registered users of Visual Studio 2008 Standard or above.[8][9]

Clubic reviewed the application, giving it 4.5 stars out of 5, saying that "it allows doing everything with icons, and its tools are easily accessible which makes the software intuitive".[10] IconWorkshop has been nominated in the category "Best Graphics Program or Utility" at the 2005 Shareware Industry Awards.[11]

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  1. ^ a b "30-Day Trial Downloads". Axialis Software. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Image Editors with PNG Support". March 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  3. ^ Deploying Visual FoxPro Solutions - Icon Creation. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  4. ^ "PC World - Editorial Review of Axialis IconWorkshop". December 2008. Archived from the original on 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  5. ^ "Software News from CrystalXP". July 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  6. ^ Hacking Firefox - Create PNG images from ICO files. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  7. ^ "Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines - Icons". June 2009. Archived from the original on 28 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  8. ^ "Visual C++ developer center - Downnloads". August 2008. Archived from the original on 27 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  9. ^ "Visual C++ Team Blog - IconWorkshop Lite Now Available for Download". August 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  10. ^ "Télécharger Axialis IconWorkshop" (in French). Clubic. Retrieved 2009-08-05. ce seul programme permet de TOUT faire sur les icônes. Tous les outils sont accessibles directement et l'utilisation du logiciel est très intuitive 
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-30. Retrieved 2009-08-04. 

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