|The irony of not having an icon.|
BeCyIconGrabber is a small utility to view icons and cursors of any sizes that are contained in EXE, DLL, ICL, OCX, CPL, SRC, ICO and CUR files. The icons/cursors can be saved either individually as an icon, cursor, bitmap, png file or collectively within resource libraries.
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File Formats ∞
The application supports reading icons/cursors from Windows executable files (NE/PE format) as for example EXE, DLL and ICL files. Of course simple icon/cursor files like ICO and CUR can also be read. However, the extraction of compressed or animated resources is not possible.
In addition to those standard Windows formats, the Unix XPM (v3) format can be imported, too.
Individual images can be exported to ICO, CUR, BMP and PNG files. Multiple symbols can be saved as resource libraries, i.e. DLL or ICL files.
Directory View ∞
Using this view the system can be browsed for a file in the usual way, i.e. the contents of the current directory is displayed in a list from which a file can be selected.
Using this view, one is not required to select files that really contain icons. For files without icons (like most document files), the application can automatically extract the icons from the associated application executable.
Search Mode ∞
Besides searching on one's own, the application can scan the system for files which contain icons/cursors. Given a root directory the application scans this directory for symbols. Optionally, all sub directories can be scanned, too.
Frequently used icon/cursor files can be added to the list of Favorites. This way a file can easily be found the next time the application is run.
Access to Shell Icons ∞
The Favorites always contain an entry which allows viewing the icons which are currently displayed by the operating system. Sometimes the best way to find an icon.