VariIconsRevolve is an Icon and Small graphics editor suite which allows you to create and modify icons with frames up to 256x256 size using 22 pixel and vector tools, effects and a variable gradient filling. now localized for english and german!
- create standart-conform .ico files
- import / export frames in usual formats
- paint and construct using 22 vector tools
- apply color and gradient fills
- apply effects to images
- resizing and export helpers
It's a basic editor but I was easily able to copy some bitmaps over, size them, apply some transparency, and save them for some functional icons. If you have used microsoft paint then you don't even need a help file, it is all intuitive!
It is very, very raw.
It's quite annoying to use. It lacks pretty basic features that you'd expect in any program since the 1990s: you apparently cannot save the file with another name (you can only overwrite the original file), you cannot drag files to open them, it doesn't have a "Recent files" list... Also, many toolbar buttons don't have any tooltip of help that informs about their purpose (except the most obvious ones). The program has not been updated since 2011 (despite what SourceForge claims), the domain is for sale... Honestly, I wouldn't recommend starting using it.
16x16 editing is not working! This program is really annoying!