Making icons with a CLEAR background

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Randy G

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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?
 
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Randy
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
 

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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.
 

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. ;)
 
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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
 

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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.
 
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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:
 
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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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