|Icon Empire has released a new icon editor, specially tailored for designing Metro interface icons. This new software provides the user with convenient tools for creating the Metro style icons that will be easily processed and scaled to the required size by the Windows 8 system.
After the release of Windows 8, all the software running under this OS has no conventional menu bar any more. Instead, Windows 8 has presented a novel way of executing application specific commands - an app bar. The bar functions similarly on tablet PCs and desktops. When a user right-clicks an application screen, or swipes up or down to the screen edge, a bar with commands for the current context will appear. The minimalistic style of the icons in the app bar is introduced to provide better recognition and minimum visual distractions, leading to faster user operations.
Icon Empire´s brand new icon editor for the Windows 8 Metro icons allows for the exact fulfillment of the Windows 8 design requirements with professional and user-friendly graphic tools. The features of this application include multi-layer image support, support of gradient and chess-fill for images, drop shadow, colorize and grayscale effects and many more. File formats supported are ICO, ICNS, BMP, JPEG, ANI, CUR, GIF, PNG, TGA, WMF, WBMP, XPM, XBM and PSD. All this allows for a versatile icon editor that functions perfectly with Windows 8 metro icons, icons for older versions of Windows, and various other small graphics.
Moreover, the new icon editor supports the function of "bulk editing" allowing you to apply the effects to numerous icons at once, saving your time and ensuring the stylistic unity of the set you create.
Pricing and availability
The price for the icon editor is $39.95. A free 30-day trial period is also available.
Founded in 2002, Icon Empire focuses on graphics and design applications, professionally built icons and icon packs. Along with commercial graphic packages, the company offers royalty-free icon sets too. Custom design solutions are available on request.
Product page link: http://www.iconempire.com/metro-style-icon-studio/
Download link: http://www.iconempire.com/downloads/metro-style-icon-studio.exe
Contact: Dmitry Costenco
Company: Icon Empire
Title: PR Officer