I am absolutely terrible at editing graphics. There are things in life that I am good at and the task of creating graphics for my applications is simply not one of them. I’ve been in a continual search for an image editing program that makes the task easy for me. Most of the time, I either contract with a graphics designer or buy image packs, but often the images are still not the exact size or format I need.
If you’ve done any work with Visual Studio add-ins or VSPackages, you know that just getting the background color correct can be a chore. The Visual Studio graphics editor doesn’t make the task any easier either.
This search has led me to a tool that I plan on sticking with for quite a while: IconLover. The tool is easy to use, even for a no talent designer like myself. My favorite feature is the ability to create image lists in a quick, easy, fashion.
VSX developers will appreciate this feature a great deal.
By the way, the creator of IconLover, Aha-Soft, didn’t give me a free license or pay me anything for posting this. I just like the tool and thought I would pass it along.