FREE IconWorkshop Lite for Visual Studio 2008


Axialis Software has released IconWorkshop Lite for download.  This product is  a free version of their award winning icon design software.  IconWorkshop Lite integrates directly into Visual Studio 2008 and is a valuable tool for any developer interested in creating professional quality icons and toolbar bitmaps. 

An important aspect of IconWorkshop Lite is that it allows the creation of Windows Vista icons (256×256 with PNG compression).  These icons cannot be created with the existing Visual Studio bitmap and icon tools.

IconWorkshop Lite provides the following features:

  • Powerful icon editing and color management tools (including color/alpha channel adjustment and filter support)
  • Ability to edit images in toolbar filmstrips (bitmap containing several images for toolbars)
  • Support for all Windows icon formats up to Windows Vista 256×256 with PNG compression
  • Support for a wide variety of image formats – BMP, PNG, JPEG, JPEG2000, GIF, TIFF, TGA and more
  • Creation of an icon from existing images
  • Creation of new icon formats from existing ones
  • Ability to use image objects (overlapping layers) to create icons
  • Ability to manage a library of icons or images in addition to individual ICO files
  • Integration into Visual Studio 2008

IconWorkshop Lite is available for download to any Visual Studio 2008 Standard or above customer.  The download can be found at:


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