PixelToolbox — 98/ME/2000/XP
PixelToolbox is the complete solution for designing desktop graphics for Windows. Create, edit, and apply 1-bit patterns, wallpaper tiles, icons, and cursors – all from a single integrated environment.
IrfanView — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative graphic viewer, simple for beginners and powerful for professionals.
Randy’s Icon Editor — 98/ME/2000/XP
Make your own 32×32 16 color icons. Easy and fun to use. Just pick a tool and start drawing your icon.
IconXpert — 98/NT/ME/2000/XP
IconXpert is a very handy tool that can show icons inside DLL and EXE files, browse icon collections, copy icons to the clipboard or a file, convert to Bitmap or ICO and lots of other special features.
Icon Phile — Win9x, WinME, NT4, Win2K
We have long been a big fan of Scrow’s Icons. Featured at Scrow’s presently are a whole slew of wonderful icons and a new, updated version of one of my favorite icon tweaker utils, Icon Phile.
Hyper Color — 98/ME/NT/2000/XP
Trying to figure out what colors you should have for your text, background, links, etc. on your web site? Hyper Color can will help you by showing you exactly what the colors will look like together. Features include a browser preview, an option to extract colors from web URLs, save as HTML, save color schemes, customizable preview and more. You can export your color codes to text format or directly to internet explorer, launching it with a sample page, using the specified color combinations.
VCW VicMan Photo Editor — 98/NT/ME/2000
VCW VicMan’s Photo Editor is a versatile image editor with an intuitive interface. This award-winning application is free of charge and comes with a wide range of essential features for both novice users and professional designers. With Photo Editor you can refine your digital photos, draw natural artwork and effortlessly produce superb graphics for the web.
CadStd Lite — Win9x, WinNT4, Win2K
CadStd is a general purpose, easy to learn CAD/drafting program for creating professional quality mechanical designs, house plans, blueprints, schematics and charts utilizing ANSI drawing standards. The Lite version is free and can read any drawing created by the Pro version. CadStd Lite can export files as DXF so you can share your drawings to your friends with other CAD programs like Autocad.
GIMP — 98/NT/ME/2000
The GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software suitable for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It is released under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It started as a program for UNIX written by Peter Mattis and Spencer Kimball, but it has since been improved by hundreds of developers and ported to other platforms such as Windows.
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