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AniFX v1.0

Checker on 15 Mar 2014

AniFX is an all-in-one solution for cursor creation, extraction and editing. Includes many tools and more than 40 effects. Can utilize images, export cursors to images, or import them from Windows and Mac files. Animated GIF files can be converted to cursors and vice versa.

Supports transparency with XP/Vista/7 cursors and batch processing.

Note: The official website is offline so we are linking to the mirror. Alternatively, AniFX Portable is also available.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch AniFX.exe.
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Emka on 2011-12-24 06:40

Website and download links seem to be broken.

lautrepay on 2011-12-25 18:10

Thanks, Emka. The download link points to now. I've also added a mention to the PA.c version.
When IcoFX went payware, cursors edition capabilities were added to it. Probably, that's the reason why AniFX was killed.

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ToYcon v0.9

billon on 18 Dec 2018
  • 525KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 30 Jan 2010
  • Suggested by SlowLearner

ToYcon is a fast, drag-and-drop PNG to ICO convertor. Support for Vista icons with embedded PNG compression available.

System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ToYcon.exe.
What's new?
  • Update translations (Croatian, Deutsch, Dutch, English, French, Italian). Thanks to all translators
  • Minor optimizations
  • Change the order in which different format are store into ico to force Windows to display the best format

Retrieved from latest Webarchive snapshot.
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juverax on 2018-12-18 11:25

Links to Download and to website are broken.
Softpedia does not have it.
I found a couple of websites offering ToYcon v.07, all loaded with malware (detection rate by virustotal: around 30%)

juverax on 2018-12-18 16:08

@ Mixture: Thank you very much
virustotal (malware detection ratio: 4/69): Probably false positive ...

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IcoFX v1.6.4

webfork on 26 Aug 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by MISIIM

IcoFX is a complete all-in-one solution for icon creation, extraction and editing. It supports transparency and has tools and more than 40 effects to create icons. It can also import and export various images formats and has batch processing capability.

Works with 64-bit.

Note: This is the last freeware version as latest version has gone payware

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable edition" ZIP package and extract it to a folder of your choice. Launch IcoFX.exe.
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lautrepay on 2012-11-10 01:04

@rogerthedodger: you can download the package. Extract or install it, the contents of the APP folder is all you need, delete the rest. After the first launching of IcoFX.exe the configuration files will be created

Rodger on 2013-01-06 10:04

small fonts (on the app itself) = @ Kermode
Found a solution !
Dowmoad 12noon Dispay Changer (free -> google): very nice prgram, helps me a lot with old programs on my new large screen !
Install. Go to folder where installed, make a shortcut from the cd.exe folder.
Rightclick on shortcut, open properties
Richtclick IcoFX.exe, open properties, highlight target command line, copy (Ctrl + c)
Go to THE END of the same line (target) in the IconFX properties, paste (Ctrl + v); leave a space between both (there are quotation marks at the beinning and at the end of both)
Go to the space and type (without quotation marks, but leaving again a space before, in between and at the end) "-width=1152 -height=864" (or any other screen size COMPATIBLE with your screen, e.g. 1600x 900 1027x768, etc; see help of dc to find out which screen sizes are compatible).
Close properties of both.
Change the name and icon of dc.exe to IcoFX.
That's it !
(When you close IcoFX, the screen will automatically return to its initial size, so the change onlw affcts this program !)

Specular on 2015-01-06 18:35

The busy XP screenshot doesn't do the app justice. Worthwhile app for icon creation and extraction. Main limitation of this version is the lack of 512px+ size support, which OSX and now Windows 10 support.

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@icon sushi v1.21

webfork on 27 Dec 2018
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Feb 2007
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

@icon sushi is an image-to-icon converter that supports alpha channel, transparency mask, WinXP 32-bit icons and multi-icon ICO files. It imports ICO, BMP, PNG, PSD, EXE, DLL and ICL files. It exports ICO, BMP, PNG and ICL files.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Create an empty file called aicon.ini in the same folder
  3. Launch aicon.exe
What's new?
    1.21 (Feb 04, 2007)
  • - Added: Support Vista icons. (read/write from/to *.ICO and *.ICL)
  • Therefore now up to 256x256 of image sizes are supported.
  • If you wish to save to vista format, choose Options/Icon Save Format/Vista Format
  • - Fixed: View size ComboBox did not work.
  • - Fixed: Text color did not inherit windows design settings.
  • - Fixed: In some cases, list images and large icon images were not displayed correctly.
  • - Fixed: Error occurred when saving many icons to *.ico or *.icl file.

Full changelog at
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Nergal on 2009-01-30 15:45

Seems to Work perfect on Vista SP1

Wizzer at Colour4Free on 2009-09-07 12:06

Tried most of the icon editors listed and found that the application works in XP SP3 and Vista.
I confirm that placing aicon.ini in the application folder works.
The small size and with all the basic tools needed to extract, convert format and save, with a GUI that is intuitive and easy to learn how to use, means that this software is highly recommended.

juverax on 2018-12-18 12:09

The download link, and the application still work fine in Windows 10.

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