What software can I use to combine multiple transparent png and icon files into one transparent iconset?


example image

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    They can be placed perfectly with the help of most graphic design software. like you can use Photoshop with the help of grids you can align very well manually. – Jack Mar 13 '12 at 10:42
  • How to automatically align? Thank. – Apinan Mar 13 '12 at 15:24
  • there are some software who provide the same it would be best if you google the same – Jack Mar 13 '12 at 16:14
  • For website purposes css sprite generator's are great because they give the css code as well as the sprite sheet. spritegen.website-performance.org This one might have the most options. – Joonas Mar 14 '12 at 11:03
  • You can use the Align/Distribute tool in Photoshop/Gimp/Illustrator and do it "by hand". Or if you want to generate a Sprite: spritecow.com If not, please explain what do you need this for ? – Flavius Frantz Jan 4 '13 at 0:04

You can use a CSS Sprite generator. There are a few of them out there. You usally just upload all the icons and let the website do the rest.


I make mine by hand. I like having lots of clearly labeled layers so I can find things in the future and maintain the images. Personal preference I suppose.

  • +1 for the website suggestion. It's a shame that it only supports zips up to 1Mg – Tivie Jan 26 '13 at 1:54

You should easily be able to do that by hand in Photoshop. If you'd like to automate it, I'd see if a Adobe Bridge's Contact Sheet feature gets you what you're after.

Information and video: Creating Contact Sheets in Adobe Bridge

  • he said "automatically" – robbyt Jan 3 '13 at 20:34

if you are looking for windows ico format , you can use this plugin for Photoshop . but it's bit old though.


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    Please try to explain in more detail what the plugin does and if you have tested it. but it's bit old though is a little vague. :) – Olle Sjögren Sep 28 '12 at 12:09

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