For merely customizing your desktop or applying advanced icons in both desktop or web application, you can now keep your hands of an icon edition utility call as W8 Metro Icon Studio 2012. This light weight and easy to tool is a fantastic package that is can aid software programmer and web developer to build great looking icons. Several sample icons comes with this tool such as image of cloud, telephone, clock and various others. You can create icons as well as cursors with it that supports 512x512 pixels and could be compressed into PNG for using in Windows XP or Windows 7 and 8. Next to that it also is capable of handling images that are as large as 1024x1024 pixels. The interface of this SDK is intuitive in nature and at the same time very simple to operate and use for creating elegant looking icons.
W8 Metro Icon Studio offers extracting of icons along with cursors from icon libraries and executable files. The dynamic color depth it supports has up to sixteen million color-depths. Images of 32-bit color depth along with 8bit alpha channel can also be created and edited. For filling shapes the utility offers chess as well as gradient styles. The images can also be modified with opacity, smooth, grayscale, rotate, shadow and several effects. The Icon Studio avails the conversion facility of one image file to another or icon in a batch. Importing and exporting of series of image formats like ico, .icpr, .bmp together with xbm, .xpm and various others are possible with it. Best part of using the utility is the Drag and drop function it has enabling you to use icons and images from libraries.
The application works in very less system requirement and supports all MS Windows OS versions. For so many lovely features the icon editor comprises make us rate it with 4.5 stars on a scale of 5.