Icon editing tools have a tendency to be a little on the basic side, but Greenfish Icon Editor Pro, as the Pro tag might suggest, is a far more advanced beast. Closely resembling a standard image editing tool, the program includes a powerful set of tools and boasts support for layers. It is possible to create icons from scratch, but existing images can also be converted into icon formats in a few easy steps.

In addition to useful tools such as selection, a colour dropper, autoshapes and text editing, the program also offers impressive filters such as bevel, drop shadow and glow. Greenfish Icon Editor Pro can be used to create individual icons, or icon libraries, the contents of which can be assigned to shortcuts - animated cursors can also be designed using a simple animation tool.

Icons that are created can contain multiple versions of the same image to allow for scaling when in use. As well as being completely free of charge, Icon Editor Pro also benefits from not requiring installation; just pop the program onto a USB drive and it can be used on any computer running Windows.
 

Verdict

Greenfish Icon Editor Pro goes a long way to prove that creating icons need not mean working with a limited set of tools and enables you to create stunning mini masterpieces.