ArtIcons Pro provides great opportunities for working with Windows XP and Windows Vista icons. You will be able to handle Vista Icons with ease. In order to make Vista icons compatible with Windows XP you can save them without any compression.
Use this powerful utility to find and extract, edit, import and export icons and manage icon libraries. ArtIcons Pro contains a variety of paint tools allowing creation and editing of icons with image formats in either standard or custom sizes in color depths up to 32-bit True Color. Icons can be imported from imager and library files and even from executables. ArtIcons allows you to arrange icons into libraries.
One of the main functions of ArtIcons Pro is to customize the default Windows icons - you can simply rename them or use the 'colorize' options when you want to generate artistic harmony between the hues of the wallpaper and the rest of the desktop. Moreover, you can replace the icons with some created by yourself (assuming you are also a bit of a designer) or you can browse through the numerous icon packs and take your pick. This way you can disguise certain folders or applications so that unauthorized users or 'prying' eyes won't be able to identify your personal data.
Articons Pro will help you to obtain the modern Windows Vista look. All you need is just to redesign your program's most prominent icons to use the Aero-style. From this time onwards Vista Icons crafted by Articons Pro will strongly impact users' overall impression of your programs' visual design. Articons Pro will improve the usability of your software by making programs, objects, and actions easier to identify and find.