Aha-soft ArtIcons Pro is specifically designed for efficient icon creation and management and offers a variety of features that cannot be found in standard graphics applications. Among those features is the ability to import icons from executables, image and library files and the search and extract function that enables busy artists scan through the contents of a folder or a drive and arrange all images found in any files into a single icon library for easy and effective management.
This program features a sufficiently improved image editor that offers graphic artists a number of breakthrough features, including the ability to create icons with several raster layers. To support the multi-layer feature, a new image format - Icon Project - was introduced. Layers give you more freedom in using complex graphic tools and creating professionally looking images. This new feature enables Aha-Soft ArtIcons to rival any high-end graphics package. In fact, it is better than any of these high-end tools when you consider creation of icons and other small graphics.
ArtIcons Pro is equipped with all essential drawing tools including various kinds of airbrushes, pencils and paintbrushes as well as miscellaneous text, line and shape tools. The software is equally well equipped in the effects department and offers a variety of solid, patterned and gradient flood fills, drop shadow, smooth, color modification and other effects. The native Windows XP icon format support enables artists to create 32-bit icons with 8-bit alpha channels. The program can import and export ICO, BMP, JPEG, ANI, CUR, PNG, XPM, XBM, WBMP, PSD, WMF, RC and GIF files.
Other new features include the ability to create, edit and import large images, support for export and import of transparent PNG images, new interface languages including Catalan, Serbian, Swedish and Brazil Portuguese, ability to export icon libraries to single 32-bit bitmap images, new flood fill patterns and effects, and more.
- Korean interface is added.
- German and Norwegian help files are added.
- Czech, Italian, Norwegian and Traditional Chinese interfaces are updated.
- Icon test tool is improved.