IconEdit2 is a program designed to help you easily create and design images to be saved as icons. It can be easily handled, even by less experienced users.
The interface of the application is clean and intuitive. Image files can be imported by using either the file browser or 'drag and drop' method.
So, you can use some standard painting tools, such as pencil, line, color picker, zoom, erase, text and rectangular selection.
In addition, you may change the size of the icon into one of the presets, use the undo and redo functions, flip or rotate the picture, import extra photos, or capture an area of the screen.
Plus, you can adjust the brightness, contrast, hue and saturation levels, set the color depth, display a grid, and apply photo filters, such as artistic (sponge), blur (Gaussian), color (e.g. colorize, grayscale), distort (e.g. fish eye, twirl), noise (e.g. despeckle) and sharpen.
The simple-to-use program runs on a moderate amount of CPU and system memory, is pretty responsive to commands and includes user documentation. We have not encountered any issues during our evaluation; IconEdit2 did not freeze, crash or pop up error dialogs. Thanks to its intuitive layout and overall simplicity, first-time users may quickly learn how to work with this tool.