Axialis IconWorkshop - Icon Authoring Tool

Make Your Own Professional Icons


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Product Overview

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.


Version - Lifetime License

One license is required for each developer using the product.

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One Tool for All your Icon Authoring Needs

As a developer you'll be able to easily create professional icons for your applications on all major operating systems, including:

  • Windows Icons - ICO file format for all version up to 768x768 for Windows 10
  • MacOS Icons - ICNS, RSC, BIN file formats for all version up to 1024x1024 for OSX 10.11 El Capitan
  • Unix/Linux - PNG file format with alpha channel for all versions
  • Android OS - PNG file format with alpha channel for all UI elements (different sizes)
  • iPhone OS - PNG file format with alpha channel for all UI elements (different sizes)
  • Windows Phone - PNG, BMP file formats with alpha channel for all UI elements (different sizes)

Highly-Productive Interface

The whole IconWorkshop interface was designed to increase your productivity:

  • Fully Integrated Workspace - All the tools are easily accessible on screen. The application fully supports mouse drag & drop allowing intuitive operations.
  • Built-in Librarian - A powerful Librarian was included in the interface to let you manage your icon collections with ease. Always visible on screen, it fully supports drag & drop operations and more.
  • Powerful File Explorer - A built-in file explorer permits browsing your disks and find files including images and all files containing icons.
  • Batch Operations - Sometimes you have a large number of icons to process. IconWorkshop includes several batch processing features to create icons from images, convert image formats, normalize image sizes and more.

Professional Icon Creation for Everyone

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:

  • Icon Creation from Images: This feature permits creating an icon with its various image formats in just one click!
  • Image Objects - This exclusive feature permits creating professional-looking icons in minutes using a few mouse drag & drops. A large quantity of basic image objects are provided in a library. By associating them together you create your own custom icons. That's easy, fun and powerful!

Compatibility with Development Industry Standards

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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System Requirements

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • Intel Pentium class CPU - 1.4 Ghz
  • True Color Video Card (16,8 M colors) - 1280x1024
  • 2 Gb RAM
  • Windows Vista

Recommended Configuration

  • Intel Core-Duo Class CPU - 2 Ghz or more
  • True Color Video Card (16,8 M colors) - 1920x1200
  • 4 Gb RAM
  • Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11

Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • An editor to create from scratch or retouch icons;
  • Many tools to create icons from images (PSD, BMP, PNG; SVG...);
  • A cross icon converter Windows-Macintosh;
  • 15 ready-to-use Photoshop templates to make icons like a pro;
  • Plug-ins to transfer your artwork directly from Photoshop and Illustrator;
  • A Visual Studio Add-In to work faster in your projects;
  • Thousands of ready-to-use image objects that you can assemble together to create icons and more...

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.



July 7, 2023


Axialis IconWorkshop: The Ultimate Tool for Creating Professional Icons


Axialis Unveils IconWorkshop 6.92 with Enhanced SVG Support, Illustrator and Photoshop CC 2023 Plugins, and Full Windows 11 Compatibility.


Paris, FRANCE - Axialis, a leading provider of professional icon authoring tools, is thrilled to announce the release of IconWorkshop 6.92. This latest version brings significant enhancements, including better support for SVG images, plugins for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CC 2023, and full compatibility with Windows 11.


IconWorkshop 6.92 continues to empower developers to create high-quality icons for all major operating systems, including Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, Unix/Linux, and Windows Phone. The new version further extends its compatibility to Windows 11, ensuring seamless icon creation for the latest operating system from Microsoft.


The enhanced SVG support allows developers to work more efficiently with scalable vector graphics, a key feature in modern icon design. This improvement will enable users to create more detailed icons from SVG images, enhancing the visual appeal of their applications


The newly added plugins for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CC 2023 will streamline the icon creation process. These plugins will allow users to transfer images directly from their Adobe application to IconWorkshop without saving a temporary file, increasing productivity and reducing the time spent on icon creation.


IconWorkshop 6.92 maintains its user-friendly, highly productive interface, complete with a fully integrated workspace, built-in librarian, powerful file explorer, and batch processing features. The interface is designed to increase productivity, with all tools easily accessible on screen and full support for mouse drag & drop operations.


Axialis IconWorkshop has always been committed to making professional icon creation accessible to everyone, even those without drawing skills. The new version continues this tradition with its unique features like icon creation from images and image objects, which allow users to create professional-looking icons in minutes using a few mouse drags & drops.


We believe that Axialis IconWorkshop is an invaluable tool for anyone looking to create professional icons, and we encourage users to visit our website at to learn more and download a free trial today


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Axialis Lifetime License

When you purchase an Axialis product, you get a lifetime license. What does it mean exactly?

What do we mean by Lifetime License?

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.

How does it work?

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?

What about about the future?

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.

Free for a lifetime? Really?

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.