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Vector and APK Import, Raster Masks and Super-Size Mac OS X Icons Support

October 30, 2013

Icon editor IconLover is a popular design and editing tool for small graphics such as icons and toolbars.

About IconLover 5.37

IconLover gets updated to version 5.37. This new release receives the ability to import vector images in SVG, AI and PDF formats, supports super-size Mac OS X icons sized up to 1024x1024, enables graphics extraction from Android APK files and introduces masking support for raster images. New visual effects allow combining icons and objects, making it easier to create perfectly flat 2D icons. Minor user interface improvements and enhancements are applied.

Importing Vector Images: SVG, AI, PDF

IconLover 5.37 can import vector images in SVG, AI and PDF formats, rendering raster icons of any size. The rendering algorithm is also improved compared to the earlier release, with smoother images and less jagged edges in small-size icons. Vector importing uses Inkscape.


Super-Size Mac OS X Icons: Now Up To 1024x1024

Last-generation Retina displays put higher demands on high-resolution graphics. Mac OS X can use super-high resolution icons sized up to 1024x1024. IconLover 5.37 can now edit high-resolution images of up to 1024x1024 pixels. IconLover 5.37 allows you to simply pick Mac OS X icon sizes instead of entering them manually.

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Importing Icons from Android APK Files

Making Android apps? You'll definitely appreciate the ability of IconLover 5.37 to extract graphics from Android APK files. You can automatically process APK files, extracting icons and importing them into IconLover for further processing.

In addition to APK extraction, IconLover 5.37 improves Android support by letting you choose icon sizes specific to Android OS and Apple iOS.

Bitmap and PNG Masks

IconLover 5.37 introduces support for bitmap and PNG masks. You can now import, export and apply masks to images. This comes handy when making sprites for Indy games as well as for many other applications.

Better 2D Icons with New Visual Effects

In this release, we added a number of visual effects aimed at the creation of perfectly flat 2D icons. The new effects allow combining objects from different images into a single icon while keeping (or removing) the original background. The new options are:
  • Merge with Background Image
  • Overlay Image
  • Subtract Image
  • Subtract from Image

Other Improvements

We introduced a number of small changes to the user interface, and made a few minor improvements.
  • Center lines the edit area to help you precisely center your graphics when creating symmetric images
  • Added Crop button to the toolbar
  • Pre-defined icon sizes for Android, iOS, and Mac OS available from drop-down list
  • An option to re-use existing or open a new instance of IconLover for new images
  • Resize quality is improved, jagged lines virtually eliminated

Download the Update

Existing customers can upgrade to IconLover 5.37 at no charge. New to IconLover? Try the evaluation version for free!

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



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