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 1.7 or later, preferably 1.8.0_05.
If you can’t see the prices in your local currency,
Troubleshoot. Use Chrome 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 5.38Last revised/verified: 2013-11-25. 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, BC Canada.
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
If you select an area to crop, you cannot adjust it, just start over from scratch.
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 extras.
When you create icons, sometimse it shrinks the image to about ¼ size.