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Create an Icon from a Web Image
The Web is a great place to find images. Here is how to
proceed to create icons using these images.
Creating an icon from a GIF file does NOT change the Copyright or Intellectual Property of the original artwork. The GIF image is property of the author and still property of this author after a conversion to icon.
As a result, do NOT redistribute icons created from GIF files without permission of the author. Please respect the author and do not convert his images to icons if you're not authorized (even for your personal use).
Get the Image from the Web
Launch your Internet browser and surf to the desired page.
In the Recently
Used zone (in the main toolbar), type the full
Internet address of the desired page, hit Enter.
2. The page
opens in a document window.
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Create an icon from an image in the page using the Clipboard
Right-click the desired image then choose Copy.
The image is copied into the clipboard.
you want to create an icon using the whole image:
Select New/Icon Project
From Clipboard or press Ctrl+Q.
The dialog box New Icon Project opens.
Select the type of icon you wish to create: Windows® ()
or Macintosh® ():
If you choose Windows® (the procedure is similar for
a Macintosh® icon), a second dialog box opens.
In the Name
group (), enter the icon project name. Do not specify any
In the Image Formats
group, select the image formats
you whish to add in the icon () and unselect
the unwanted images (). To know more about the desired
Windows® standard image format,
see What is an Icon topic. If you wish
to start creating your icon with an unlisted format, click the Other
Image Format button.
When done, click OK.
The icon is automatically created with the various image formats you've
you want to create an icon using a portion of the image:
as New Image
or press Ctrl+I.
A new document is created containing the desired image.
follow Step 2 procedure as in topic: Create
an Icon from an Image File.
Using the clipboard, you LOSE the transparent areas
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Create an icon from an image in the page using a temporary
the desired image then choose Save Picture
As. Store the image on your hard disk using a new filename.
4. Now, create
your icon as in topic: Create
an Icon from an Image File using the newly created file.
Using a temporary file, you KEEP the transparent areas
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Article written by Axialis Software Team on Monday, March 13, 2006.