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ArtIcons - the Icon Designer Workshop

Aha-Soft Releases ArtIcons 4.0b

icon editorDecember, 2004 - Aha-Soft, a leading developer of graphics software, announced this month the release of Aha-Soft ArtIcons version 4.0b, its innovative solution for creating, editing and managing Windows icons and icon libraries.

ArtIcons is a comprehensive tool for working with icons that enables you to create, edit, extract, export and import icons and process icon libraries. The main advantage of the program is that it can do virtually any icon-related task - create and edit standard or custom-sized icons with color depth up to 16 million colors, convert images to icons, extract icons from various sources (executable files, icon libraries, animated cursor files, etc). Also, the program can create and edit icon libraries, compare their contents to delete duplicates, arrange icons inside libraries, split libraries into icons, export library contents into a single image and save all icons from a selected folder(s) into an icon library.

Importantly, the program offers numerous advantages over similar applications - it supports layers and stores icon projects with layer information, offers hatch and chess patterns for transparent color, is capable of altering icons inside executables and other files, can be used to customize Windows Desktop and folder icons, supports export and import from Adobe Photoshop files. ArtIcons offers a number of tools and special effects for modifying and editing images - from applying smooth and negative effects to rolling, rotating, cropping, resizing, and using drop shadow, grayscale and mirror effects.

ArtIcons is very highly regarded among professionals and has received top awards from the tech media leaders - Editors' Picks at ZDNet, WebAttack and SoftMag, five cows at Tucows and a number of other prestigious trophies. More importantly, more and more designers and digital artists prefer ArtIcons over other applications for working with icons.

ArtIcons is distributed electronically over the Internet. Free demo version is available at www.aha-soft.com for evaluation. The program supports all popular image formats, including but not limited to ICO, BMP, JPEG, ANI, CUR, WMF, GIF and PNG files.

What's New
New features in this version of ArtIcons include:
  • Ability to create images containing several layers and store icon projects with layer information
  • Hatch and chess patterns for transparent color
  • User interface enhancements
  • Dutch, Serbian and Catalan interfaces

    Program Awards
    ArtIcons has obtained highest rating from the top software download sites like Tucows (5/5), WebAttack.com (Editor's Pick - Gold) and Filedudes.com (5/5). Labeling ArtIcons Pro a “must download,” ZDNet awarded ArtIcons Pro a Five Stars rating. ArtIcons Pro is also SoftMag Editor's Pick.

    System Requirements

    Windows 95/98/ME/2000/NT/XP, 2MB of free disk space

    The price of a single copy is 19.95 US Dollars for ArtIcons Standard and 29.95 USD for ArtIcons Professional until the official release of ArtIcons v4.0.

    About the Publisher
    Aha-Soft is a software development company specializing in icon related products. The company was founded in 2000 and has since released seven icon- processing products - ArtIcons, Any to Icon, Icon to Any, Custom Icons, IconXP, IconUtils and IconLover. The company is a member of Association of Shareware Professionals. For more information about Aha-Soft please visit the company's web site at aha-soft.com.

    P.O. BOX 17077, Krasnoyarsk-10, 660010, Russia
    Email: supportaha-soft.com
    Web: www.aha-soft.com

    Full Version Evaluation
    Should you need a full version for review, please send us an email at supportaha-soft.com.

    Download Evaluation Copy of ArtIcons Pro Beta
    Download from: www.aha-soft.com/articons/aiprob.zip (1.1 MB)

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