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Making icons with a CLEAR background

Discussion in 'Tech Tips and Reviews' started by Randy G, Jan 26, 2003.

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  1. Randy G

    Randy G Thread Starter

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    I hope it's okay to post this question here (I'm not really sure where to put it ).

    Okay, here's the deal......Sometimes I make my own icons, I use Irfanview to do this (simple & gives great results). My only problem is, I don't like the backgrounds. I frequently change my desktop wallpaper & the icon backgrounds make some of them look stupid.

    I've had a few programs recommended to me, but unfortunately I can't shell out $50 for a program whenever I like (I wish!!!).
    There has to be a simple solution....... Lol! Something free.

    Recently, I've found a few great online editors, but mostly dealing with jpg's & gif's.

    Any solutions?
     
  2. jwbirdsong

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    If you are just looking to make the icons on your desktop/machine have a clear background I've got a great <b>FREE</b> program to do just that......but I haven't used it in some months and it's on one of my BU cds....... some where............ I'll find it Sun. hopefully and post the linik for it
     
  3. Stoner

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    Hi Randy G:


    You need Snlco icon editor by Snidesoft.

    http://snidesoft.cjb.net/

    You get transparency by painting the whole edit screen 'transparent' and then making your icon on top of that.
     
  4. Randy G

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    Thanks guys!

    I know its no big deal to some people, but it has always annoyed the p*ss out of me......lol!

    Stoner I'll check out that link, & jwbirdsong, if u can find out which prog. u have, post a link. I'll try them both. ;)
     
  5. Rhettman5.1

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    I haven't used this, but it looks promising called Clic...Freeware, check it out HERE it's #3 on the list ...Rhett
     
  6. pyritechips

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    Hello!

    MicroAngelo also can produce transparent background icons, either ones you make from scratch, or pre-made ones that can be edited.
     
  7. jwbirdsong

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    Randy etal.

    Finally found it then had to search for a current link but here you go..I'd forgotten how much I like this...Thanks for the reminder
    TRANSPARENT v4.2
     
  8. Jonesiegirl

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    Well I don't make my own icons, but I do change my desktop theme A LOT ... I hate the "blobs" of color behind the icon text too! :mad:
     
  9. RandyG

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    Hi Randy G

    Haven't seen you in a while! Most people probably still think you are my evil alternate ego, but we both know the truth!!:D;)

    I can suggest using the Microsoft GIF Animator which has an easy way of making the background transparant.
     
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