Ever unsatisfied with the icons that come with your version of
Windows? Thought about messing with the icons in other Windows
programs? IconCool has a suite of utilities for just that task. The
entry-level utility in this suite is called IconCool Editor.
IconCool Editor can not only edit any Windows XP or Vista icon
and create new icons, it also includes many royalty-free icons to
use instead. The main interface of IconCool Editor is a large pixel
grid–48 x 48 pixels, usually–that allows for detailed icon
editing with a standard paint program’s range of tools along the
The fact that IconCool Editor works with Vista is a nice touch.
That means that regardless of the operating system, users of this
program are free to extract and tweak any icons they wish.
IconCool Editor also works with Web graphics. Fans of cascading
style sheets will find this editor highly useful for all the
smaller graphical elements that CSS uses across many Web sites
simultaneously. Larger graphical pieces, however, will require a
more robust graphics editor such as Photoshop.
Note: This is a 30-day trial version. Upgrading provides
access to 500 royalty-free Vista icons. The vendor did not give
details of any other differences.