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Quick Any2Ico v3.4.4.0 Updated

Andrew Lee on 5 Jun 2024
  • 603KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 3 Jun 2024
  • Suggested by I am Baas

Quick Any2Ico can take high quality icon or image files from a binary executable or resource file (.exe or .dll). Icons can be exported to a variety of formats with available sizing options. The program can also be used to add or remove image formats from icon files.

Command-line capabilities included (see homepage).

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download Quick_Any2Ico.exe to a folder of your choice and launch.
Similar/alternative apps: ToYcon, Imagicon
What's new? See:
Latest comments
AndTheWolf on 2021-11-14 12:47

Now at version

Ennovy on 2021-11-14 15:12

@AndTheWolf: Thanks, and updated

AndTheWolf on 2022-02-18 13:12

Now at version

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Greenfish Icon Editor Pro v4.2

SYSTEM on 23 Apr 2023
  • 65MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Apr 2023
  • Suggested by risk

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro is a tool for creating icons, animated or static cursors and other small images. Can extract icons and cursors from executable files and icon libraries, batch convert image files to icons or other image formats and supports advanced selection handling (marquee, lasso and wand tools, saving/loading selections from files). Offers various gradient styles for filling shapes, and includes many filters such as remove matte, drop shadow, inner/outer glow and bevel etc.

The program opens and saves in ICO, CUR, ANI, PNG, XPM, BMP, JPEG, WebP and TGA formats and creates icons and cursors up to 256x256 @ 32-bit, which can also be PNG-compressed for use in Vista and above.

Include Greenfish Image Converter (for processing TIFF and SVG files), which requires .NET Framework 3.5.

A 64-bit version is available (within the folder). Alternatively, a PortableApps version is also available: Greenfish Icon Editor Pro Portable.

Runs on:Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the "portable version" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gfie.exe.

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files.
What's new?
  • New: Windows Explorer integration: metadata and thumbnail providers for all known image file formats
  • New: Customize keyboard shortcuts
  • New: Allow pasting a dropped image file for Explorer and Firefox clipboard interoperability
  • Improved: Show UI in appropriate colors if Windows is set to high-contrast mode
  • Improved: Different versions of GFIE can be installed and coexist on the same computer
  • Improved: Nicer thumbnails for small images
  • Improved: Faster random number generator
  • Fixed: Exif datetime was sometimes displayed incorrectly if time zone information was missing
  • Fixed: Program sometimes crashed when bucket tool was used on very large (>8000x8000) images
  • Fixed: Load/save failed for some NE/PE resources
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thepiney on 2013-06-18 21:24

When you click the download link, a page opens with the download, just un-check the "Use our download manager and get recommended downloads" box. You'll get the zip file that you want. My Avast keeps blocking the site/file so I just disabled. After download I checked using VirusTotal and comes up clean.

billon on 2017-04-06 10:17

If you want load/save WebP under XP, DL v.0.5.0 -

Pendrive on 2022-10-08 10:28

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro 4.0

Oct 2, 2022

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro (GFIE Pro) is a powerful FREEWARE image editor, especially suitable for creating icons, cursors, animations and icon libraries.

Latest stable release (4.0):
Windows 64-bit (installer)
Requires Windows 7 or newer
Windows 64-bit (portable version)
Requires Windows 7 or newer

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RealWorld Cursor Editor v2013.1

Checker on 11 Jul 2013
  • 23MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by lautrepay

RealWorld Cursor Editor can create and edit cursors, both static and animated. You can draw your cursors pixel by pixel or make them from images using a simple wizard. Images in cursors can be modified by drawing tools such as Lines, Curves, Rectangles, or Ellipses. A drag-and-drop based interface allows users to easily reorder, duplicate, or append frames to animated cursors.

The program contains several predefined filters covering color corrections, softening, sharpening, motion blur and other effects. Selected filters (for example drop shadow) can be applied on multiple images at once.

Can import cursors from Linux XCursor format.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RWCursorEditor.exe.
What's new?
  • This version of RWCE contains some changes introduced in RealWorld Paint 2013.1, including redesigned color picker, drawing tools and effect windows.
  • There are also changes directly related to cursors:
    - When selecting cursor sizes in various places of the application, a text field with one or more sizes in pixels and a dropdown menu with standard options is used.
    - Improved support for Linux XCursor files. When opening a xcursor file, all resolutions are imported and the cursor can also be saved. The code was moved to a plug-in that can be installed from the online page.
    - Function that uploads cursor to the cursor library is now more user friendly. Users must log in before uploading a cursor. After a successful upload, a link to a web page with the cursor is displayed. Obviously flawed cursors can not be uploaded anymore.

Batch Icon Extractor v

Checker on 4 Aug 2014
  • 96KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Shadeclan

Batch Icon Extractor is a small tool for batch extraction of icons, including Windows Vista compressed icons. Icons from the file or from all files under the given folder are saved to a new folder called "icons" under the same directory as the folder/app. Also supports drag and drop a file or folder to the application icon.

Command-line tools also available.

Runs on:WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: None.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the EXE to a folder of your choice. Launch BatchIconExtractor.exe.

ASysIcon v2.0.1.0

billon on 3 Jul 2017
  • 18KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by Wolfghost

ASysIcon allows for the viewing and saving of the registered system icons. Along with the icon image, ASysIcon also displays the associated icon index within the system imagelist. ASysIcon also allows you to copy icons to the Windows® Clipboard for pasting into other applications. The icon list can also be printed.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: .NET Framework 2.0
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ASysIcon.exe.

AniFX v1.0

Checker on 15 Mar 2014
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on
  • Suggested by lautrepay

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.

Runs on: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.
Latest comments
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.

Runs on: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.
Latest comments
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)
  • Released on
  • 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

Runs on: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.
Latest comments
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.

Runs on: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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