Make your own professional icons for all versions of Windows, MacOS, iOS & Linux.
Compatible with development industry standards such as Visual Studio, Photoshop & Illustrator.
Axialis IconWorkshop is a professional icon authoring tool which runs under Windows and lets you easily create hi-quality icons for all available platforms & devices.
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One license is required for each developer using the product.
As a developer you'll be able to easily create professional icons for your applications on all major operating systems, including:
The whole IconWorkshop interface was designed to increase your productivity:
IconWorkshop was designed with one idea in mind: "Allow everyone to create hi-quality icons, even without drawing skills". In addition to a classic multi-resolution image editor that you find in all icon authoring applications, several tools have been added to IconWorkshop to help you creating professional icons in a snap:
If you work with Adobe products, you'll enjoy IconWorkshop plug-ins for Illustrator® and Photoshop®. Once installed, the plug-ins will let you transfer images directly from your Adobe application to IconWorkshop without saving a temporary file.
Many Photoshop Templates are also provided to create your icons in several resolutions in Photoshop and export them all in IconWorkshop in one simple operation. With templates your icons are created in one click.
Axialis IconWorkshop includes a handy feature which permits working faster with Microsoft Visual Studio®. The principle of this add-in is to create a bridge between the VS IDE and IconWorkshop. The add-in permits to easily edit in IconWorkshop an icon included in a solution. This add-in greatly increase your productivity with Visual Studio.
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Axialis IconWorkshop is fully compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10 & Windows 11. The application is compiled in 32 bit mode but works perfectly under x64 versions of Windows.
This FAQ covers most common support questions related to IconWorkshop. If you can't find a response in the list below, you can Contact Axialis Team.
If you have questions about your purchase, registration or your customer account, please read the Customer FAQ.
Axialis IconWorkshop an Icon Authoring tool for Windows, the industry standard and the only application compatible with all icon formats. Using IconWorkshop you'll be able to create icons for all operating systems including Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS, Android... Additionally, this all-in-one application includes all the features you need to deal with icons:
This is why IconWorkshop is widely used by professionals icon makers and developers.
Yes. Axialis IconWorkshop is fully compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1 & of course Windows 10.
No. Axialis IconWorkshop requires Windows Vista or superior to run.
No. IconWorkshop lets you create icons for all platforms, including Mac OS, but it's a Windows application. So you must work with it under Windows, then create/export your icons to Mac OS.
Yes. Since Vista, Windows introduced a new PNG-compressed icon format. IconWorkshop fully support this format up to Windows 10 768x768.
Yes. IconWorkshop supports reading and writing of all existing Macintosh icon formats up to 1024x1024 format for OSX 10.11 (El Capitan). You can create them from scratch, using Photoshop® templates, image objects or convert existing Windows icons.
Yes. Axialis IconWorkshop supports all icon formats including those for Windows 2000 and Windows XP (with alpha channel). For more information on icons see this topic. To learn more on how to create Windows XP icons, see this topic.
Yes. The conversion can be done in both ways. You can simply open an icon and save it for the other operating system. A feature permits converting a set of icons in batch mode. Read this topic to learn more on Macintosh-to-Windows conversion.
Yes. You can install plug-ins that will let you transferring an image from Photoshop/Illustrator into IconWorkshop directly without using a temporary file.
Another great feature is the ability to use ready-to-use Photoshop templates. They permit creating icons in different formats using the professional tools of Photoshop, then export the whole icon in one step into IconWorkshop. You can even create your own templates.
Yes. This was a widely requested feature, and we've implemented it with pleasure. You can open any transparent PNG (even SVG, PSD, BMP or GIF) in the product and create an icon with its different formats in one click! This is an awesome feature. See this topic to learn more. You can even create several icons from a set of images in one operation (learn more).
Yes. Using ready-to-use image objects, you can create attractive icons using a few drag & drops. Registered users can download thousands of objects from our website and create professional-looking icons in a few minutes.
Yes. IconWorkshop permits compiling an icon library (set of icons on one ICL file) and create a handy installation package. The user will easily install it on his computer. You can even create key-protected installations to sell your icon sets.
Axialis IconWorkshop is living, so periodically we release new versions. Axialis policy on updates is the clearest possible: FREE UPGRADES FOR LIFE. To get more information click the "Lifetime License" tab above.
When you purchase an Axialis product, you get a lifetime license. What does it mean exactly?
You pay for the program only the first time and get all new versions of this program for FREE and for lifetime. It works with is a built-in update system which operates through Internet to automatically upgrade your application to the latest release using a patching system. All new program releases will include this feature.
When you purchase and install an Axialis program, you are prompted to register online. The first time you register you specify a personal Username and Password. Don't loose them, they are requested each time you upgrade your application online. When you use your program, click on the upgrade button. The program connects to our server and checks for a new version. If this is the case, a patch is downloaded and your application is upgraded for free. Friendly isn't it?
If you purchase a product now, you're entitled for a Lifetime License. It means that you're guaranteed to get free upgrades for life. If we decide to change the terms of the Axialis EULA in the future, this will be applied to new licenses only. In all cases, you'll keep the lifetime license benefits.
Yes, you pay once and get all future versions for free. That's as simple as it gets! No condition, no hidden terms, 100% free, period.