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IcoFX supports many effects (also known as filters) that you can apply on your images, icons and cursors. If you select a part of the image then the effect will be applied only on the selected portion of the image.

If the "Use filter on alpha channel" option is selected then the effect will also be applied on the alpha channel (transparency). If not then the alpha channel will be left unchanged. You can enable/disable this option from the Preferences window or the main tool bar.

You can quickly reapply the last used effect using the "Effects/Last Effect" menu item.

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A short presentation of the available filters follows:

Effect Original
The original image for reference.
Effect Grayscale
Converts the image to grayscale.
Effect Invert
Inverts the colors of the image.
Effect Red
Resets the green and blue channel of the image.
Effect Green
Resets the red and blue channel of the image.
Effect Blue
Resets the green and red channel of the image.
Effect Yellow
Resets the blue channel of the image. Resulting in a yellow image.
Effect Cyan
Resets the red channel. Resulting in a cyan image.
Effect Magenta
Resets the green channel of the image. Resulting in a magenta image.
Effect Swap Red-Green
Swaps the red and green channels of the image.
Effect Swap Red-Blue
Swaps the red and blue channels of the image.
Effect Swap Green-Blue
Swaps the green and blue channels of the image.
Effect Emboss Color
Creates a colored emboss effect.
Effect Emboss Dark
Create a dark gray emboss effect.
Effect Emboss
Creates an emboss effect.
Effect Emboss Light
Create a light emboss effect.
Effect Average
Blurs the image by calculating average color of neighbor pixels.
Effect Blur
Blurs the image.
Effect Blur Soft
Applies a softer blur on the image.
Effect Blur More
Applies a strong blur on the image.
Effect Motion Blur
Applies a motion blur on the image.
Effect Sharpen
Sharpens the image.
Effect Sharpen Less
Applies a soft sharpening on the image.
Effect Sharpen More
Applies a strong sharpening on the image.
Effect Sharpen Directional
Sharpens directionally the image.
Effect Find Edges (Vertical)
Find the vertical edges of the image.
Effect Find Edges (Horizontal)
Find the horizontal edges of the image.
Effect Enhance Edges
Enhances the edges of the image.
Effect Detect Edges
Detects edges of the image.
Effect Edges Strong
Draws the edges of the image.
Effect Edges Weak
Draws the weaker edges of the image.
Effect Contour
Finds the contour of the image.
Effect Glow
Applies a glow effect on the image.
Effect Waggle
Waggles the image.
Effect Pattern
Applies a pattern effect on the image.
Effect Paint Dark
Darkens the image.
Effect Paint Bright
Brightens the image.
Effect Shake
Shakes the image.
Effect Shake Less
Applies a softer shake effect on the image.
Effect Pale
Pales the image
Effect Scene
Applies a scene effect on the image.
Effect Drop Shadow
Adds a shadow to the image

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IcoFX gives you the possibility to create your own effects. To create custom effects use the "Effects/Custom Filter..." menu item. This will open the Custom Filter dialog where you can edit your filter.

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Custom Filter Dialog

On this window you can define your own values for the filter, or modify an already existing filter from the "Samples" combo box. Using the Reset button you can reset the window to the default state. In this state the image is left unchanged by the filter. You can save and load filters using the Save and Load buttons.

The filters work by modifying each pixel of an image based on its neighbor pixels. The center input box represents the current pixel (the one that will be modified) and the other input boxes represent the neighbor pixels. You can give each pixel a weight, then the dialog will calculate a weighted average of the pixels (separately for the red, green and blue). You can also specify an offset value. This will simply add or subtract the offset value from the red, green and the blue.


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IcoFX allows you to add noise to the images. To add noise use the "Effects/Add Noise..." menu item. This will open the Add Noise dialog where you can edit your effect.

Add Noise
Add Noise Dialog

On this window you can specify the amount of noise added to the image. By default color noised will be added to the image. To add monochrome noise make sure that the Monochromatic checkbox is checked.

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IcoFX allows you to apply a gaussian blur to the images. To add noise use the "Effects/Blur/Gaussian Blur..." menu item. This will open the Gaussian Blur dialog where you can specify the radius of the blur effect.

Gaussian Blur
Gaussian Blur Dialog

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