I just came across this program, AllMedia Grabber, which is a shareware utility that extracts all the pictures, videos, music, and sounds files on your PC for easy access, including those hidden in executables, libraries, custom controls, databases, Microsoft Office, and more. However, what really caught my eye about this program is that it has an option to convert any graphics file into .BMP or .ICO format. "ICO" - like "icon" - format, which means you could potentially use this to turn your own photos into icons. Cool! Since it's shareware, there is a free trial so you can see if it's worth the price as compared to competitor's programs, like Axialis IconWorks, for example. Do you have a favorite icon-making utility?