AWicons [Icon Editor]
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- AWicons 10.0 - - Copyright © 2000-2008 Lokas Software -


  • support for icon with PNG compression (for Windows Vista) added
  • new sizes (64x64, 96x96, 128x128, 256x256) added
  • some minor bugs fixed
  • new Emboss effect added
  • new 3D Rotate effect added (only in Pro)
  • new mode Add autodetected images to list added to Import From Image
  • following effects can be applied to all selected formats: BIC
  • instead Clear All new Eraser tool added
  • Sort For Windows XP added
  • context menu added to Navigator
  • resizing of selected area improved
  • windows are dockable and fully resizable
  • some minor bugs fixed
v9.2.0 v9.1.6
  • Bulgarian language added
  • Turkish language added
  • one critical bug fixed
  • some minor bugs fixed
v9.1.5 v9.1.3
  • Catalan language added
  • Latvian language added
  • Crystal icons library updated
  • some minor bugs fixed
  • Pelarusian language added
  • Portuguese-Brazilian language added
  • Romanian language added
  • new item Grid in edit area in View menu added
  • Files associations dialog added (Edit menu)
  • new modifiers lock channels added
  • new functions of Transp mode modifier added
  • new Sharpen effect added
  • Matte color added
  • filtering improved when resizing image
  • new effect Aqua added (only in Pro)
  • new Adobe Photoshop plug-in - now you can export images with transparency directly from Adobe Photoshop into AWicons Pro through Windows clipboard (only in Pro)
  • installer improved
  • minor bugs fixed
  • Polish language added
  • full support for Windows XP bitmaps (bmp with alpha channel) added
  • blur level of the shadow increased
  • program released in two versions: Standard and Pro
  • Slovak language added
  • Swedish language added
  • Pro version supports sizes up to 256x256
  • 24x24 size added
  • four new effects added: smart blur (only in Pro version), colorize, invert, opacity
  • image list support added to the Pro version. Now gif and png image lists supported.
  • new hot keys added
  • new style Aqua gradient II added
  • problems when using large icon libraries (icl) fixed
  • some minor bugs fixed
  • Italian language added
  • Lithuanian language added
  • Chinese traditional language added
  • replace tool can be used to replace any colors to transparent
  • Czech language added
  • Bosnian language added
  • Dutch language added
  • Chinese language added
  • German language added
  • property panel for polyline and polygon added
  • context menu added to list of images
  • creation of standard icon formats with one click. Draw 48x48 32-bits image and create another from it (menu Object)
  • create new image based on selected (menu Object)
  • new item in Edit menu added: Paste as new image
  • new item in Image menu added: Crop
  • support for drag and drop added; you can drag file from explorer and drop on AWicons to open the file
  • algorithm for automatic conversion from true-color to 256-colors image improved
  • import icons from executables files using Windows' standard file open dialog. Click Open object and select Executable resources in the type of files list
  • two new items to View menu added
  • search feature to Help added
  • main menu added
  • Hungarian language added
  • Spanish language updated (errors fixed)
  • window title now shows the name of file being edited
  • all icons redrawn in Windows XP style. Older style icons can be downloaded from the AWicons homepage
  • three new color scheme added
  • three minor bugs are fixed
  • Spanish language added
  • one minor bug fixed
v8.5.0 v8.4.2
  • fixed bug when saving 32-bit icons
  • fixed bug when saving 32-bit icons into executable
  • fixed bugs in Search object dialog
v8.4.0 v8.2.0
  • 'open object' dialog renamed to Search object
  • open file dialog now uses the Windows system standard file open dialog
  • scanning in the Search object dialog faster and more stable
  • new features in Import from image dialog: transparency support and correct resizing of image, Keep proportion option, filters improved
  • scanning no longer starts automatically when the Search object and Import from image dialogs are opened
  • support of png and gif formats added (loading and saving)
  • images (png, gif, bmp, jpg) of size less than 64x64 open for editing as simple icons and cursors
  • when saving only the selected image you can set only the format of file; colors depth is selected automatically
  • JPEG properties dialog opens when saving image in JPEG format
  • some hotkeys are changed
  • new interfaces styles added
  • bug in vertical/horizontal flip effect is fixed
  • some bugs are fixed
  • support for 32-bit icons with 8-bit alpha channel (for Windows XP) added
  • three new effects added: shadow, bevel boss and colors decrease
  • panels and toolbars are now linked to the main dialog and move with it
  • ability to remove all selected images added
  • transparency value set separately for brush color A and B
  • panel of properties for rectangle and filled rectangle added
  • panel of properties for gradient changed. Transparency value can be set for color. Offset and angle can only be set in preview control
  • now transparent color is the edit area background color
  • values of RGB components on the choose colors buttons now show in hex format. Programmers knowing the printf function can set their own format by a registry change to HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Lokas Software/AWicons/RGB view format
  • algorithm of the custom rotate is improved
  • algorithms of filters in the import from image dialog are improved
  • modifier anti-aliasing improves resizing of the selected image
  • part of effects on the panel moved to the Other popup menu
  • some hotkeys changed
  • tricks are updated
  • one more tip is added
  • one critical bug in open dialog is fixed
  • some bugs are fixed
  • some critical bugs are fixed
v7.1.0 v7.0.0 v6.2.0
  • save image in JPEG format with different quality (high quality, medium quality, low quality, grayscale)
  • Rebuild icon cache added to system menu
  • the palette toolbar and the property's panel of the gradient flood fill now allows selection of any colour from any point on the screen by pressing and holding the button and moving the mouse over the pixel of interest
  • ability to import from pictures (bitmap) from executable files (exe, dll, ocx and etc.) added
  • import from pictures now provides for file-type masks when scanning files (by default *.bmp,*.gif,*.jpg, *.exe,*.dll,*.scr)
  • color picker again allows the selection of transparent color
  • when drawing an ellipse or filled ellipse, a circle will be drawn when Ctrl is held. By pressing and holding Shift it is possible to specify the center of an ellipse
  • some bugs are fixed
v6.0.0 v5.0.0
  • property panel for pen added
  • changes in adding of new images
  • three new items added to the system menu (colors schemes)
  • tools icons edited
  • some bugs fixed in installer
  • some bugs are fixed
  • one more tip is added
v4.7.0 v4.0.0
  • support for monochrome and 256-color objects added
  • support for animated cursors (ani) added
  • for the programmers: added ability to editing image lists
  • area of fast choice of brush color
  • history maintained of the colors used
  • ability to import from pictures (bmp, gif, jpg)
  • operations with the clipboard
  • direct reading of icons and cursors from executable files (exe, dll, ocx etc.) allowing the extract all image formats and cursors
  • history of opened/saved files and folders maintained
  • gradient flood filling in tools a rectangle, ellipse and flood filling
  • anti-aliasing for a line and inserted object
  • converting of 256-color and true-color objects in 16-color using dithering
  • set of effects (reflection, blur, processing of color etc.)
  • the number of undo levels up to 50
  • some bugs are fixed
  • possibility to import small icons from executable files
  • some bugs are fixed
v2.3.0 v2.0.0 v1.0.0
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