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Aha-Soft Updates Icon Design Software with Support for Popular Development Environments

June 15, 2011

Aha-Soft announces the update to IconLover , a popular free design and editing tools for small graphics such as icons and toolbars. The update targets software developers by adding support for more development environments than ever, including all Microsoft native and .NET development tools, Embarcadero Delphi, Java with Swing or SWT, as well as popular Android and Web development toolkits.

About IconLover 5

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The new release of IconLover makes producing icons for popular development environments a one-step process. The new version implements the ability to export icons into a wide range of file formats, color resolutions and pixel sizes that are standard to certain platforms and development environments. In addition to previously supported Windows standard icon sizes, the new release supports hdpi, mdpi and ldpi Android formats (48x48, 32x32, and 24x24 pixels correspondingly) in 32-bit PNG format with alpha-channel. The newly added ability to export 24-bit BMP files with designated 'transparent' color allows many development environments such as Microsoft Visual Studio to implement icons with translucent background where the use of true 32-bit graphics with alpha-channel is technically impossible.

Technically, the updated IconLover can now export icons directly into formats and sizes supported by popular development environments, eliminating the extra steps of downsampling images, reducing the color depth and converting formats. The following combinations of file formats, color depths, and pixel resolutions are supported: BMP and PNG files in 8-bit, 24-bit, and 32-bit color depths; GIF in 8-bit. All formats can be exported in resolutions of 16x16, 20x20, 24x24, 32x32 and 48x48 pixels. Note that the regular "Save" function can still open and save images of any size, resolution and color depth.

About IconLover

Designed for software and Web developers, IconLover is a perfect free alternative to bigger and bulkier graphic editors. The icon editor implements features and functions that make it easy and convenient to design, create, edit and modify small graphic files such as those used for application icons, toolbars, menus, pop-ups, dialogs and navigation bard. Supporting images of any size, shape and color depth, IconLover is successfully used by Windows, Android, iOS and Web developers for making and editing icons for their favorite developer environments.

Recognizing the number of software developers who download and use IconLover on a regular basis, Aha-Soft implemented the new one-step export functionality, allowing producing icons in a variety of formats, resolutions and color depths that are directly accepted by popular development environments including all Microsoft Visual Studio and VS.NET development tools, Borland Delphi, Java & Swing, Java & SWT, popular Android, iOS and Web development toolkits.

About Aha-Soft

Founded in 2000, the company offers a wide range of ready-made icons and icon-related software. The company owns several successful stock icon sites and created a number of popular tools for icon editing, creating and managing icons. Aha-Soft provides custom design services for icons and logotypes, and offers a number of stock icons available immediately. For more information, please visit the company's site at http://www.aha-soft.com

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For more information and to obtain a free evaluation version visit http://www.aha-soft.com/iconlover/index.htm

Download link: http://www.aha-soft.com/downloads/iconlove.exe

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Order page: http://www.aha-soft.com/iconlover/reg.htm

Postal address:
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Att: Aha-Soft, #101 - 1001 W. Broadway,
Suite 381, Vancouver, BC V6H 4E4, Canada

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