Previous versions of icon editors don’t support Windows 8 icons? Experts from SibCode have found new guidelines for solving this problem
SibCode today announces the unveiling of PNG Icon Editor, the newest version of its award winning icon design software for the Windows OS. This version, aside from rendering its assistance in creating, editing icon images and managing icon files and libraries, provides great opportunities for working with Windows 8 Metro-style icons. If you couldn’t work with Windows 8 Style UI Icons previously, now with the new version of icon editor it is going to be no trouble at all. From now onwards you will be able to handle Windows 8 and other icons with ease. And you can make icons for Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000/98/95 still!
By far, the most visible new “feature” in Windows 8, is it’s new UI, which takes inspiration from smart phone and tablet devices. The old start menu is now full-screened, with large icons for all apps, and apps run in full-screen by default, changing a desktop PC into a very large tablet minus touchscreen with a keyboard and mouse added on.
That’s why it’s rather surprising to see them take a hard stance on the Windows 8 UI. Sure, undoubtedly some third party will create a drop-in shell replacement eventually. That’s been done in past versions and will likely be done again for Windows 8. For a home user, it’s an acceptable path. Home users of Windows are used to beating it into submission. However, for any company that has deployed hundreds of Windows seats, mandating the use of a third party shell replacement just isn’t an option, much like Windows 8 isn’t an option at present.
PNG Icon Editor benefits at a glance:
- Metro icons support;
- PNG format to compress high-resolution images without losses;
- Saving Windows 8/7 icons without compression provides compatibility with XP;
- Find and extract, edit, import and export icons and manage icon libraries;
- Lot’s of delicate power instruments for creating icons;
- Import and export ICO, CUR, BMP, JPG, PNG, PSD, etc. images;
- Support for Mac OS icons.
Pricing and Availability
PNG Icon Editor runs under Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP/2003/Vista/7/8 and costs $29.95 (USD) for a single user license. Registered customers are entitled to lifetime technical support and discounts on further updates. Additional information on PNG Icon Editor, as well as its 30-day evaluation version with nag screens is available from SibCode