IconMaker – Create Custom Icons From Your iPhone

IconMaker is a pretty cool application that allows you to quickly create custom icons right from your device. It turns images into nice shiny, rounded icons. Personally, this is an awesome application for me. I create icons all the time and now, instead of opening Photoshop on my computer and creating an icon, I can create it right on my iPhone!

When you open the application, there are a few options;

Save to photo library – when turned on, will save a copy of the newly created icon to your Photo Library
Save File – when turned on, will save a copy of the newly created icon to /var/mobile/Library/IconMaker/icon.png on your device
Apply overlay – when turned on, will apply the glossy affect to the newly created icon
Apple shadow – when turned on, will apply a shadow to the bottom of the newly created icon
Open in iFile – when turned on, will open the newly created icon in iFile

Using this application is pretty simple. First, you will need to save the image you would like to turn into an icon into your Camera Roll. There are a few ways you can do this. If you have an application icon you would just like to make look nicer, you can go into iFile, find the application with the icon you would like to modify, find the icon and save the icon to your Camera Roll. If there is an image you want to make into an icon, you can go into Safari on your device and do a Google image search for a square version of the image. To save an image from Safari to your Camera Roll… just tap and hold on the image and then select “Save Image.”

Once you have an image in your Camera Roll, you can go open the ImageMaker application and get started. It’s super easy. Just select the options you would like, tap the camera icon in the top right corner, select the image you save to your Camera Roll and tap Generate icon. Tada! A brand new icon!

Depending on which options you chose… the new icon will now be saved in your Camera Roll or as a file on your device. You can then get the icon off your device by emailing it, SSHing it off, taking it off via USB… etc.

I had no issues when testings this application. It worked great as long as I had an image that was a square. If the image you select is not a square, the newly created icon will look a little distorted. But, if you have a square image… it works just fine.

IconMaker was just updated today to a new version that adds the ability to create an icon for a specific theme. Which was kind of a cool update. You can get IconMaker via the BigBoss source.

Available In: Cydia       Price: Free  


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