The CurrCon Java Applet displays prices on this
web page converted with today’s exchange rates into your local international currency,
e.g. Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, British Pounds, Indian Rupees…
CurrCon requires an up-to-date browser
and Java version 1.8, preferably 1.8.0_92.
If you can’t see the prices in your local currency,
Troubleshoot. Use Firefox for best results.
The big brother to IconXP. It is a Windows
drawing utility that handles *.ico format, *.ani, *.bmp, *.cur,
*.png, *.gif, *.jpg*.wmf, *.xpm,
*.xbm, *.wbmp and Adobe Photoshop
*.ps files both square and rectangular and allows you to
interconvert them. The current version is 5.44Last revised/verified:2016-03-24. I
use it in conjunction with Corel PaintShop Pro. IconLover does a better job of
resizing because it anti-aliases. It has a proofing mode useful for checking out a
transparent background against four different backgrounds. I can build ico images at multiple resolutions or take them apart. I find its pixel
level tools easier to control than Corel’s.
It can do anti-alias smoothing, smooth scaling, spline curves, alpha channel. It
has the usual paint functions. Its main weakness is converting high colour to 256
colours. It does not know how to do the octree algorithm to select the optimal set of
colours. Once you place something it is fixed. It does not maintain the entire image
as a set of movable vector objects. You get a great improvement in your icons just by
loading them, converting to 32-bit alpha channel and
clicking smooth and perhaps adding a drop shadow.
It is missing a useful simple feature, the ability resize to 50%. You must
calculate the image size width and height yourself. To use the smoothing function,
you must turn on high-colour and alpha-channel. It does not seem to have a way to
reduce the colour depth and maintain alpha-channel transparency. The more I used it,
the more I liked it. I own a copy. The company is headquartered nearby in Vancouver,
If you resize an image and want to keep the same aspect ratio, you have to
calculate the new size with a hand calculator or your own little program.
If you select an area to crop, you cannot adjust it, just start over from
If you select an area to crop, you cannot do the crop with a double click. You
have to click crop on the menu.
It crashes if you try to convert a 256 × 256 image into an icon.
It sometimes creates transpent icons that display correctly when attached to a
shortcut, but show with a black background in Windows explorer. You must remove all
images except for the offical Vista set. It does not warn you when you add
When you create icons, sometimse it shrinks the image to about ¼