Iconographer 2.5 review

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Iconographer is a fully-featured icon editor.

License: Shareware
OS: Mac OS X
File size: 890K
Developer: Mihai Parparita
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Price: $15.00
Updated: 23 Aug 2005
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Iconographer is a fully-featured icon editor. It allows you to both change the icons of items and to edit the icon resources used by various programs. Iconographer has been created from the ground up to deal with many icon formats, including: classic Mac OS (8-bit icons only), Mac OS 8.5+ (32-bit icons with 8-bit icons), Mac OS X (128 x 128 icons in .icns files), Windows and Windows XP (.ico files), and Mac OS X Server (48 x 48 icons in .tiff files).

Here are some key features of "Iconographer":
handles all icon sizes: 128 x 128 (thumbnail), 48 x 48 (huge), 32 x 32 (large), 16 x 16 (small), 16 x 12 (mini)
full support for the 32-bit icons with 8-bit masks present in Mac OS 8.5 and above
full support for Mac OS X .icns and Windows 9x/Windows XP .ico icon files
importing and exporting of icons to Photoshop, PNG, TIFF and other image formats
multiple undos (limited only by available memory) when drawing
powerful selection tools and operations
flexible palette-based interface
easy editing of files which contain several icon resources
multiple magnification levels
support for the application of QuickTime effects
support for QuickTime-based smooth and blocky scaling
comprehensive color transformations
anti-aliasing and line thickness support
easy integration with Photoshop and other graphics programs
extensive HTML-based documentation and help tags
available in English, Japanese and French versions.

What's New:
Support for importing and exporting of individual icon members and entire icons to TIFF, PNG, Photoshop and other graphics formats
Support for smooth and blocky scaling
Interface now uses Quartz font anti-aliasing
Holding down option when using the "Complete Icon" command now regenerates all members
Fixed bug that caused color artifacts when using the "Copy Icon and Mask" command
10.2.x compatibility fixes
Performance and stability improvements.

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