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Cette FAQ répond aux questions les plus fréquemment posées par les utilisateurs à propos des produits Axialis.

What kinds of screensavers can I create with Professional Screen Saver Producer?

Almost all kind of screensavers can be created with Professional Screen Saver Producer. It creates screensavers based on sprites (small animated objects moving on screen), Flash® movies, slideshows and video clips (AVI, MPEG, QuickTime® and Real®).

Are my screensavers compatible with all Windows® versions?

Yes, they're compatible with the following versions of Windows®: 98, 98SE, ME, NT4, 2000 and XP. Additionally, tests under XP-SP2 and Longhorn® beta ran smoothly.

Can I distribute or sell the screensavers I've made?

Yes it has been designed to produce redistributable screensavers. With the Personal Edition you can create SCR files for your own use or for free redistribution (non-profit only). You'll be able to give them to your friends or members of your family.

To distribute screensavers, we strongly recommend you to use the Corporate Edition whiwh permits you to create easy-to-use installable package. Additionally, you can distribute them for any purpose (including profit purpose). You can even create shareware/demo versions (with unlock feature).

Is it easy for a user to install my screensavers?

Yes, if you purchase the Corporate Edition, you'll be able to create professional and easy-to-use installation packages for your screensavers. Many options are available to customize the installation package (color, illustration image, license agreement, un-installation...).

Can I create shareware (time limited) screensavers?

The Corporate Edition includes this feature. It will permit you to create installation package with time-limited features. The user will be able to test the screensaver for a limited period of time. If he's satisfied with it, he purchases a key to unlock the limitations. You can generate keys using a buit-in feature. Again, this is possible with the Corporate Edition only.

Can I create screensavers for Macintosh®?

No, sorry. The product permits to create screensavers for Windows® platforms only. Macintosh® developpement is not planned yet.

Should I buy the Personal or Corporate edition?

First of all, only the Corporate Edition has the full set of features, see comparison table. If you want to use your screensavers in a company or organisation you must purchase the Corporate Edition. If you want to sell your screensavers you must purchase the Corporate Edition.

You can use the Personal Edition only if: (a) you use it for your personal usage; (b) distribute your screensavers for non-profit purpose only; (c) DO NOT use it in a company or organisation, even if the screensavers are not sold.

Can I use the media files included in the product to create screensavers?

Yes, and no. Yes, if the media files have been created by Axialis. No, if the media files have been created by third-party authors. In such a case, you have to contact the authors directly to ask for a permission. To get author contact, select the file in the librarian, right-click on it and choose "properties".

What about future versions? What's Axialis policy on upgrades?

Axialis Professional Screen Saver Producer will evolve in the future. Periodically we release new versions. Axialis policy on upgrades is the clearest possible: FREE UPGRADES FOR LIFE. To get more information on Axialis Lifetime License read this.

What is IconWorkshop? Just another icon editor?

Not just another icon editor. This is all-in-one application that includes all the features you need to deal with icons: an editor to create from scratch or retouch icons; tools to create icons from images (PSD, BMP, PNG...) or create images from icons; a converter to create Windows® icons from Macintosh®; an icon searcher/explorer with thumbnail preview to work with icon files and batch create icons; a photoshop plug-in and more... This is why it's widely used by icon professionals.

Can I create Windows® XP icons with IconWorkshop?

Yes, Axialis IconWorkshop permits to create Windows® XP icons with Alpha Channel up to 256x256. For more information on icons see this topic. To learn more on how to create Windows® XP compliant icons, see this topic.

Can I convert a Macintosh® icon to Windows?

Yes, this product permits to read Macintosh® icons. So converting them to Windows® ICO format is as easy as "Load ... Save As". It supports Macintosh® icons up to OSX (128x128 with alpha channel). Additionally, a professional feature permits to convert a set of Mac icons in batch mode. Read this topic to learn more on Mac-to-Windows conversion.

Can I create Macintosh® icons?

Not yet, sorry. But we're working on this feature. It will be implemented soon.

I use to work with transparent PNG images. Can I create icons from PNG?

Yes. This was a widely requested feature, and we've implemented it with pleasure. You can open any transparenct PNG (and even PSD or BMP) in the product and create an icon with its different formats in one click! This is an awesome feature. See this topic to learn more. You can even create several icons from a set of images in one operation (learn more).

I work with Adobe® Photoshop®. Can I use IconWorkshop efficiently with Photoshop®?

Yes, using the Corporate Edition you can install a plugin that will permit you to transfert an image from Photoshop to IconWorkshop in memory directly without using a temporary PSD file. Of course, the product supports also the reading of PSD files with layers. But we really recommend you the use of the plugin!

Can I distribute my icons?

Yes, the Corporate Edition permits you to compile an icon library (set of icons on one ICL file) and create a handy installation package. The user will easily install it on his computer. You can even create key-protected installations to sell your icon sets.

Should I buy the Personal or Corporate edition?

First of all, only the Corporate Edition has the full set of features, see comparison table. If you want to use your icons in a company or organisation you must purchase the Corporate Edition. If you want to sell your icons you must purchase the Corporate Edition.

You can use the Personal Edition only if: (a) you use it for your personal usage; (b) distribute your icons for non-profit purpose only; (c) DO NOT use it in a company or organisation, even if the icons are not sold.

Can I use the icons or images included in the product to create screensavers?

Yes, and no. Yes, if the a file have been created by Axialis. No, if the files have been created by third-party authors. In such a case, you have to contact the authors directly to ask for a permission. To get author contact, select the file in the librarian, right-click on it and choose "properties".

What about future versions? What's Axialis policy on upgrades?

Axialis IconWorkshop will evolve in the future. Periodically we release new versions. Axialis policy on upgrades is the clearest possible: FREE UPGRADES FOR LIFE. To get more information on Axialis Lifetime License read this.

I purchased AX-Icons years ago. Am I entitled for a free upgrade to IconWorkshop?

Sure, you still a customer for us. Just contact Axialis team to ask for a free upgrade (request a download link and product key). You'll be asked for your DigiBuy order# to authenticate your purchase.

 

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