Geek Software of the Week: Pixelformer

PixelformerHow about a free “next generation” icon editor/creation tool? If you write programs, or, if you just want to enhance your current programs with cool icons, this is a neat tool!

Pixelformer Web Site

“Pixelformer is an advanced icon editor which is designed to give you full control over every pixel of your images. With its predictability and subpixel precision you can easily create professional quality icons and bitmaps.

The main features of Pixelformer are:

– no restrictive limits for image dimensions
– support for different color depths up to 32-bit RGB with alpha channel
– lossless target color depth switching
– semi-transparent colors
– free-form masking
– multiple layer support
– in-place supersampling
– dynamic palette generation
– multiple file format support
– plugin extensible architecture
– icon extraction capability
– PNG size optimization
– Vista icon optimization
– alpha premultiplication
– deep undo buffer

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