Folks,

Here's a great bitmap editor written in Assembler
It has plug-ins to save as icons and other features
that you can read about here:
http://donkey.visualassembler.com/

Also, don't forget that Irfanview has the ability
to save your bitmaps as icons using your context
menu in Windows Explorer. It will even ask if there
is a color you'd like to be transparent before it saves.
--

Michael R. Mattys
Try MattysMapLib for MapPoint at
www.mattysconsulting.com