Logo Windows icon software company HomeDownloadsBuyContact  
Icon Design
Your name:
Your e-mail:
Program Icons

Get icon software
and icon graphics!


Windows Icon

More than 99999
icon files.
Low price
& High quality.


Vista Icons
The widest variety of
vista-style people
icon collections.


Icon Images

Download thousands
of toolbar and menu
icons now!


Website Icons
Search web
icons. Download
icon sets.

Standard Road Icons
 View Icon Package  Download  Purchase

 Standard Road Icons

Home Page Icon Images

Home Page Icon

Previous icon View icon package

Next icon

Home Page icon
Home Page Icon
Add Home Page icon to cart

 Add Home Page icon to cart

 Purchase Home Page icon for $1.00 now!

Icon sizes: 256x256, 48x48, 32x32, 24x24, 20x20, 16x16
File formats: ICO, GIF, PNG, BMP

 Purchase entire Standard Road Icons now!

 View Standard Road Icons now!

 Download demo icons

What Are Windows Icons?

A number of independent vendors are providing custom icons in sizes and resolutions common to certain computer platforms. The article explains what icons are, how they are designed and implemented in various systems, and what standards exist for Windows icons, Mac icons, and PNG icons.

Computer icons are incorporated into any graphical user interface. Icons are small pictures of standard resolutions that visually represent objects, actions, and symbols. In window-based systems, icons are used as a faster, more intuitive way to communicate with the user. Icons depicting typical elements of a user interface are more visually appealing than text, can be recognized faster, and are certainly easier on the eyes.

Originally developed in 1970 by the Xerox Research Center and widely popularized by the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows platforms, icons make new users feel more comfortable with computer systems, learn faster and interact more efficiently. Icons can be employed to replace or supplement text commands. Widely used in menus, toolbars, on buttons and in the latest ribbon-style user interfaces, icons have come a long way from the original concept.

There are multiple image formats for storing icons. The Windows systems store Windows icons in the platform-specific ICO format. Mac OS systems store Mac icons in their specific formats, while Unix-based systems employ PNG icons for most applications. As such, icon software is generally available for the Windows and Mac OS platforms, while Unix users can design PNG icons with any graphic editor.

Generally speaking, icons are square pictures that come in a number of standard sizes and color resolutions. Most systems support icons of 16x16 to 128x128 pixels, while some platforms readily accept icon images as large as 512x512 pixels. The high-resolution 512x512 pixel icons were first employed in Mac OS Leopard.

Pixel dimensions of all icons are platform dependent. For example, Windows icons are defined as pictures in 16 and 256-color gammas as well as True Color images with alpha channel. Windows icons are supplied in standard sizes of 16x16, 32x32, and 48x48 pixels. Windows Vista defines new standards for Windows icons, including icons in sizes of up to 256x256 pixels in True Color only. Optionally, icons of 128x128 and 512x512 pixels are supported. Interestingly, the high-resolution Windows Vista icons are stored in compressed PNG format instead of Windows ICO used in older versions of Windows and for lower resolution icons. Other platforms such as Windows Mobile can use standard icons of other resolutions, such as 24x24 pixels.

Numerous independent designers are providing custom icons. Aha-Soft offers a wide selection of Windows icons, Mac icons, and PNG icons in all sizes and resolutions common to those platforms. The company sells royalty-free icons individually and in matching sets that include icons drawn a common style or theme.

Other Pictogram Downloads

Individual Ready Icons

You can buy individual icons to suit your needs. Each icon is $1 when purchased individually.

 Icon Usage Agreement

Download Standard Road Icons
Free Business Desktop Icons Free Business Desktop Icons is a collection of 10 stock icons for use in commercial and personal projects, including software applications, websites, blogs, and desktops. The graphics are free for personal, frequent and commercial use.

12x12 Free Toolbar Icons 12x12 Free Toolbar Icons library has everything that are necessery for your web site or application toolbar.

Business Icon Set Business Icon Set. A collection of all-purpose icons with various symbols for the business environment for use with your software or on your website.

Perfect Science Icons Scientific application and Web-site developers will truly appreciate this rare set of scientific images. Providing various symbols and objects used in all the areas of science and engineering, Perfect Science Icons are a wonderfull value.

Hardware Icon Library The Icon Empire Hardware Icon Library is a comprehensive set of icons that covers most of the possible hardware-related application's needs in fantastic detail.