IconEdit2 Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make transparent areas in my icon?Use Eraser tool to remove parts of a picture and make the area transparent. Note that new icons created using the "File | New…" menu command, are transparent. You add non-transparent paint on them, and untouched areas remain transparent. To fill areas with transparent color, select a transparent color (set Alpha parameter to 0), select Fill tool, and set Replace (or Replace Antialiased) fill mode.
How do I create a multi-image icon file?"File | New..." menu command creates an empty multi-image icon.
If you already have several single-image icon files, which you would like to combine into a multi-image icon file, then select "Help | Create Multi-Image Icon File…" menu command.
How do I get drawing color from the screen outside the IconEdit2?- Use Camera tool to make a snapshot of a screen area, which contains the needed color;
- Then use Color Thermometer tool to pick the needed color from IconEdit2 drawing area;
- Then click Undo button to restore your icon image.
Can I save icons back into EXE or DLL file?No. You can extract icons from EXE and DLL files, but you can save or export them only as ICO, BMP, GIF, TIFF, JPEG, and PNG files. To save the icon into an EXE or DLL you can use any resource editor like Borland Resource Workshop.
Can I create cursors with IconEdit2?No. You can create single- or multi-image ICO files containing TrueColor with Alpha channel (32 bit), TrueColor (24 bit), 256-color (8 bit), and 16-color (4 bit) images, and you can export images as GIF, TIFF, BMP, JPEG and PNG files.
What are differences between license types?There are 3 license types:
What is online activation?This is the second step after you enter your registration key. This is done to prevent multiple unauthorized registrations.
What are the limits and rules on multiple registrations?One license allows using IconEdit2 by one user only. Thus online activation is restricted to one computer only by default. Number of activations from the same PC is not limited. If you have changed or upgraded your computer, and have problems with activation, please contact us.
If you are a company, and several of your employees should use IconEdit2, then you should purchase appropriate number of licenses.
My registration code does not work.Possibly you have upgraded from an older version of IconEdit2. For the latest major version of IconEdit2, the registration keys were changed. Contact us to get your new registration key. Please supply your order ID.
IconEdit2 crashes my system.IconEdit2 has been tested on various hardware and software systems, including Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, and 200x. It has never crashed. Try the following: