Version 4.51
1996 - June 2000


Picto is an advanced icons, glyphs and (resource) bitmaps viewer and editor. This applications has a lot of graphical effects and unique features for software developers. As a 20-year-old computer science student, I started developing this program. 5 years later the last version 4.5 was released and meanwhile it had users all over the world.


  • Nice and user-friendly interface.
  • View all (resource) bitmaps, cursors and icons in BMP, JPG, ICO, ANI, CUR, DLL, EXE, ICL, CPL, BPL, OCX, SCR, RES and DCR-files
  • Properties window with all information about the current file and images (number of images, size, colorpalette, ...) displayed in a treeview.
  • Save images as BMP/JPG (with different colorpalettes and compression).
  • Save images as ICO with 16 or 256 colors (16x16, 32x32, 48x48).
  • Edit images with a range of graphical effects (rotate, mirror, create disabled image, convert to greyscale, contrast and brightness, create bevel, color balance, soften and sharpen, emboss, add shadow, ... ) using a transparent color.
  • The edit window also contains a small painting program to draw lines, rectangles, circles, ...
  • Create a special glyph (=small bitmap for buttons) containing 2,3 or 4 images showing a status of a button (up, disabled, clicked, down). This glyph can be used for TSpeedbutton or TBitBtn components in Delphi or C++ Builder. 
  • Add images to a TImageList, change the order and set the properties. Afterwards this TImageList can be pasted in Delphi or C++Builder.
  • Generate HTML pages to catalogue your images with hyperlinks.
  • Resize or crop big bitmaps to the size of an icon.
  • Capture a part of the screen with a fixed size (16x16, 20x20, 32x32, 48x48, ...).
  • Change the background image of the desktop (tile, center, stretch).
  • Change the system icons (my computer, recycle bin, printers, ....)
  • Copy images to the clipboard as a bitmap, TBitBtn, TSpeedButton or TImage.
  • Internal copy, move, delete, rename features for files.
  • A lot of options for viewing images, organizing the interface, links to file paths, copying of Delphi/C++Builder components, links to external editors, ...

Copyrights and distribution

  • All copyrights to Picto are owned by the author Stefan Cruysberghs
  • Picto is freeware and may be freely distributed but no person or company may charge a fee for the distribution of Picto without written permission from the author.
  • Any distribution includes only the original files. You may not alter, delete or add any files of Picto .
  • The author doesn't give a warranty for error free running of these programs and the use of this software is on your own responsibility. 

Comments and publications

  • The Delphi Magazine (Issue 65 : Jan 2001, Issue 71 : July 2001) : 'This utility is definitely worth a look !'
  • Up-To-Byte : 'Bijzonder knap uitgewerkt programma van Belgische makelij.'
  • PC-Active (April 2001) : 'Of u nu gebruiker bent of programmeur een programma als Picto heeft voor beide groepen PC-gebruikers genoeg in petto om de dagdagelijkse werkzaamheden te vereenvoudigen. ... Al met al is Picto een fraai en zeer nuttig programma.'
  • The New Nexus (July 2001) : 'De mogelijkheden van dit programma van Stefan Cruysberghs zijn zo divers dat je meerdere keren terug moet keren om het goed onder de knie te krijgen. Maar als dat eenmaal is gebeurd, heb je een dijk van een programma in huis.'



  • Contents: Program and readme file
  • Version: 4.51 (2001-06-01)
  • File size: 729.08 Kb
  • Author: Stefan Cruysberghs
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