What products from Siberia are you aware of? Bears? That’s one. Something else? Nothing comes to my mind, too. Yet obviously there is something in Siberia besides bears and snow. Deep from the heart of Russia comes a graphics editor for small pictures. Meet Sib Icon Editor.
Is there something unique to this product? Something to tell it’s definitely from Siberia? Well, there is a bear on the welcome screen. And trees. Snowy trees. You see it every time launching Sib Icon Editor. Other than that, it’s a great little tool that does precisely what the name suggests.
Being a lightweight tool designed for creating and editing small raster images such as Windows icons, navigation buttons, toolbars and similarly tiny pictures, Sib Icon Editor is compact and performs extremely fast on any reasonably equipped machine. This is one of those tools that come handy when you need something more sophisticated 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 color depths of 16, 256 and 16M colors, and makes it easy to use translucent alpha channels for 32-bit images.
Being a drawing tool, Sib Icon Editor lets you paint nice-looking icons with minimum effort. You can paint images with gradient and chess fill, and use any standard painting tools such as pens, sprays and paintbrushes. 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 icons. 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 collections are a perfect way to store and organize icons. 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!