The CurrCon Java Applet displays prices on this
web page converted with today’s exchange rates into your local international currency,
e.g. Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, British Pounds, Indian Rupees…
CurrCon requires an up-to-date browser
and Java version 1.8, preferably 1.8.0_131.
If you can’t see the prices in your local currency,
Troubleshoot. Use Firefox for best results.
A company that makes specialised image editing utilities. The important utilities
are the IconWorkshop and the CursorWorkshop. IconWorkshop runs on Windows but can
create icon files for the Mac as well.
The current version of IconWorkshop is 6.91Last revised/verified:2016-08-11 The IconWorkshop comes in home
versions. You need the commercial version for commercial use. You also need it to get
the batch and automated features. Without it, you can’t even pop out all the
different sizes of images for a cursor automatically. differences. What singles
IconWorkshop out from the competition is a library of predrawn components they call
image objects. This allows people without artistic skill to
crank out pedestrian but polished icons. Buying the product gives you lifetime
updates at no extra charge. I have downloaded the free trial evaluation for the
IconWorkshop. Stay tuned…
It can edit rectangular images as well as square icos.
Working with object images is pretty simple. They are
simply pre-drawn semitransparent layers that you stack up positioning each layer.
The library of components shipped with the evaluation version is quite small. I
have asked them to include the complete library in thumbnail or red-stripe form so
you can get an idea of how useful it will actually be. They did not respond.
To create a single icon, you create an icon project
as opposed to an icon library. That term confused me.
Both terms sounded like creating a large set of icons.
It does not have the same troubles IconLover has with images
shrinking and sometimes displaying with black backgrounds
To to convert an image to an icon, click new then
click create an icon from an image. Then you select
which variant sizes you want and save the ico. It took me
quite a while to discover this especially with menus hiding items. It is not
intuitive what to do and the tutorial does not tell you. Pay attention to the
welcome screen. You can do quite a bit directly from it.
In terms of drawing, it is similar to other drawing programs such as Corel
PaintShop Pro or IconLover. It even runs Photoshop add-ons.
The tutorial is pretty sparse, just a quick intro. The program really needs a
mini-tutorial to show you what each button is for and how to use it, the way
TintGuide does. There is no point in a
feature if you have to fiddle around for hours guessing how it works.
Things I want to find out
Does it have they ability to convert jpgs to
transparent backgrounds? It does not appear to.
Is the component library sufficiently interesting to generate icons I could not
just find on the net?
How steep is the learning curve? I seem to recall having a look at it long ago,
and feeling overwhelmed. I am quite a bit more experienced generally with images
now. There are a number of features that were mysterious, but the basic drawing
operations were fairly intuitive.
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but charge a $3.50 handling fee. They take Visa,
MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner’s Club. credit cards, but change
a $3 handling fee. They do cheques for a $3 handling fee. They do bank transfers for a $18 handling fee. SWREG handles their store for them.