What products from Siberia are you aware of? Bears? Snow? Anything else? Nothing comes to my mind, too. Yet it seems there is something in Siberia besides bears and snow. Deep from the heart of Russia comes a graphics editor for small images. Meet Sib Icon Editor.
Is there something unique to this product? Something to tell it’s definitely from there? Well, there is a bear on its splash screen. Trees and snow as well. You see it every time starting Sib Icon Editor. Other than that, it’s a great little utility that does precisely what the name suggests.
Being a lightweight tool designed for creating and editing small raster images such as Windows icons, buttons, toolbars and similarly tiny images, Sib Icon Editor is compact and runs extremely fast on any reasonably equipped machine. This is the sort of programs that come handy when you need something more advanced than Windows-standard Microsoft Paint, but don’t want to have anything in common with the monsters of the industry such as Adobe Photoshop. And Sib Icon Editor does not disappoint.
This icon editor makes it easy to create and edit icons, buttons and other small images of any size or aspect ratio. The editor supports images of 16, 256 and 16M colors, and makes it easy to use translucent alpha channels for 32-bit images.
Being a drawing application, Sib Icon Editor lets you draw nice-looking icons with minimum effort. You can create images with gradient and chess fill, and use any standard drawing tools such as pens, sprays and brushes. If all you need is a shadowed or disabled version of the original image, it is easy to apply semi-transparent or opaque shadows, modify opacity, smooth, invert, grayscale, colorize, modify hue and saturation, rotate, roll or mirror an image. Replacing image colors looks especially effective if you are aiming for a small change of gamma or style for the entire collection of images. Needless to say, you can save the result as ICO, ICPR, BMP, JPEG or PNG files.
Besides being a graphics editor, Sib Icon Editor offers numerous features to create and manage icon libraries. Icon libraries are a great way to store and organize icons if you have many. You can import or export icons to and from the collections, add, edit and modify them at any time. If you get a nice set of Mac icons, Sib Icon Editor lets you convert them to Windows format.
Get your free trial copy at www.free-icon-editor.com!