Greenfish Icon Editor Pro has a simple, straightforward
interface, and it’s free. These are two big points in its favor.
With all the typical paint tools (like Wand and Eyedropper) and the
ability to pull icons from executable files, Greenfish Icon Editor
Pro is a fast, easy way to edit or create custom icons.
Icon Editor Pro also supports animated icons, such as moving
cursors. The way Icon Editor Pro goes about animation is a little
non-intuitive. It’s page-based, meaning you have to create a new
page for each frame of the animation. A quick trip through the Help
file and a few minutes of practice, and anyone can get the hang of
this feature, though.
Icon Editor Pro also has several advanced image filters, a
wonderful bonus for a free program. The ability to perform simple
image tasks like blurring and sharpen means that your custom icons
can look professional.
If you’re unsatisfied with the stock icons in your favorite
software, or want a custom overhaul of your Windows desktop, give
this one a spin. It won’t cost you anything to try it.
Note: This link takes you to the vendor’s site, where you
can download the latest version of the software.