Custom icons like transparent icons provide great visuals and are aesthetically-pleasing to the eye. Creating these kinds of icons is not an easy exercise. Most of the editing tools thwart the export of icons with .ico foramt.. There is however, a solution to this problem. There are softwares that are available for free that can help in the creation of transparent icons. One such tool is IcoFX and the other one is PixelToolBox. The former is basically an icon editor that works on the Vista platform while the latter can create graphics like icons in Windows-based systems.