How many products from Siberia are you aware of? Bears? Counts as one. Something else? Me neither. Yet obviously there is something in Siberia besides bears and snow.
Deep from the heart of Russia comes an image editor for small pictures. Meet Sib Icon Editor by free-icon-editor.com.
Is there something unique to this product? Something to tell it's definitely from there? Well, there is a bear on the welcome screen. Trees and snow as well. You see it every time starting Sib Icon Editor.
Other than that, it's a great little tool that does precisely what the name suggests. The best part, it's absolutely free!
Being a lightweight product designed for creating and editing small raster images such as Windows icons, buttons, toolbars and similarly tiny pictures, Sib Icon Editor is compact and runs extremely fast on any reasonably equipped machine. This is one of those tools that come handy when you need something more advanced than Windows-standard Microsoft Paint, but don't want to spend your time learning how to use the monsters of the industry such as Adobe Photoshop. And Sib Icon Editor does not disappoint.
Sib 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 possible to use semi-transparent 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 set of icons. Needless to say, you can save the resulting image 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 libraries are a great way to store and organize icons if you have many. You can import or export icons to and from the libraries, 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.
Sib Icon Editor is completely free. There's nothing to pay, so what are you waiting for? Get your free copy at free-icon-editor.com!.
Since SibCode's founding in 2005 and as of 2007, Dmitry Costenco develops web sites. He works for quality web interface, which will help to web surfers.