Free Icon Extractor, Converter and Maker

IcoFX is a free lightweight ico creator and editor, it allows to create new icons from scratch, view and edit existing icon files, extract icons from Windows or Macintosh binary files, convert the most popular image formats to ico format and vice versa.

Free Icon Extractor, Converter and Maker


  • Open and edit ico or icns files.
  • Open and convert( resize or crop ) bmp, png, jpg, cur, gif, jp2, j2k, ani formats to ico format.
  • Extract icons from Windows binary( exe, dll, ocx, icl ) and Macintosh binary( bin, rsc, rsrc ) files.
  • Export to bmp, jpg, gif, png, jp2 formats.
  • Capture selected screen area and edit it.
  • Support a wide range of effects: Emboss, Blur( Motion blur, average, etc. ), Sharpen, Edges, Glow, Waggle, Pattern, Paint Dark, Paint Bright, Shake, Pale, Scene, Drop shadow, Color.
  • Tweak the brightness, contract, hue, saturation, color balance, opacity, dimension, fadeout, shadow of the image.
  • Support True colors plus alpha channel( 32 bits ), True colors( 24 bits ), Optimized 256 colors( 8 bits ), etc.
  • Support the following sizes( in pixels ): 16X16, 24X24, 32X32, 48X48, 128X128, 256X256, custom size.
  • Support batch creation and extraction.
  • Built-in resource editor which allows to add, change, remove the icons in the binary files.
  • Plus many more.

IcoFX works on most mainstream Windows OSes like Windows 7, Windows XP, etc.

IcoFX is a 1.47MB download available from CNET and the developer’s website.

Alternatively, you can Open, edit and save icon files in Photoshop with the free ICO FORMAT plugin.

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