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iReflector by SirSmiley iReflector by SirSmiley

If there is a problem with this displaying or functioning then please try the following to resolve any issue.

1. Close iReflector.
2.Go into your Temp folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Local Settings\Temp\
3. Delete the following folders:
- One will be named similar to this {0874E40D-6902-4B75-B0AA-5EB47504FC69}
- The other folder is iReflector

These folders should automatically be deleted when you
close iReflector but, occasionally they aren't.


I've known about this or at least the differences of opinion.

If you drop a png that is 128px then iReflector works on those dimensions.

What that means is: if your reflection is 20% then the original icon becomes 80%.

Basically at the core all iReflector does is mirror and resize not cropping. There are a number of potential ideas for changing this and I will put up a poll when/if I get back to working on this.

Updated: Jan 9/08 Newer DX dll

UPDATE: Bob Bobbio's got the OS X version up over at Aqua-soft [link] It's got me thinking of going back to that original GUI.

UPDATE: Saturday, August 04, 2007

This version should fix the Com object registering issue. You will noticed a little bit of a lag when running/closing the gadget. This is because it is registering/unregistering the com object.

Note: This may unregister any existing versions of the ImageMagick com object.

PNG Files only.

Creates a mirror of the dropped PNG file, applies a masked gradient,combines it with the original than outputs an png with a mirrored effect.

It's a skinnable gadget or for us old codgers a stand-a-lone app. Tested on XP only.

Idea originated out of requests at

Any questions? Read the readme.

PNG in preview from the Soylent set courtesy of Link.
Visit his sites, I command thee.

Apathae [link]
Nimbus-media [link]

Special thanks to
Sviz & RomanDa over at Wincustomize for helping with the right click part that lists all the skins

Edit: Masking only is currently set for the dimensions included in the mask folder.

A future version may include stretching/shrinking the closest sized masked in order for off-shaped png files.

When making/replacing the masks if you must save with a background color then use RGB Values 255,0,255. This is the default setting for ImageMagick.
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Ebru313201 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thanx for ireflector but : Png generate in frame 1, no generate in frame 2, generate in frame 3 without reflect. On pc windows vista. Have you idea ? Thanx.

28336zxc Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Noobcheck ;D
1)Drag-and-drop image into first box
2)click on 2nd box to create opacity-faded mirror reflection
3)click on 3rd box to combine both the images (gets resized to fit typical icon dimentions)

If not working check Read Me file for which file to delete
If on 64-bit(like me yAyz!)...
a)still wont work, move iReflector to C:\ directly (fixes problem sometimes)
b)go to Control Panel, take User Access Control off completely
c)kill Anti-Virus programs temporarily
e)and your getting a BLACK BOX output, this means your double-clicking on the last box, single click to fix ^_^
f)and getting ONLY the reflection output, restart computer (had this problem myself xD)

Hope it helps, prolly not, but if it helps one person was worth the post :3 <3 luv this app, ty for the hard work. saves me the work of doing it manually on psd :D
M-Awesome Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
doesn't work
28336zxc Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
sry me = newblet. fixed error after error, now im seriously stuck trying to do this on my own. to cut to the chase "blah blah blah... Detail: File not Found". looks like great app tho, pweez help meeza :D
cclloyd9785 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
So what exactly does it do?
4RK4NG3L Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
is great to reflective effect in Rocketdock :D
YoungEaE Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
How To sue Dis Is it plugin or wat?.Pls..... type need da answer :(
runyi Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
real great tool!
Gil-Levy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
I can't seem to install it. I get a crash report every time I try to install this application. I'm using Vista x64.
willgame4food Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
same here. im running vista home premium 32-bit sp2. i tried to run it in all compatibility modes, but it does that in all of them
willgame4food Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
same here on my vista home premium 32-bit(im pretty sute thats what x64 is, cause i think x86 or w/e is 64-bit. never quite sure on that lol)
Suj111 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Hey Sir Smiley this is a awesome program nice job, Ive been looking every where for a program like this, could u like upload a tutorial video with instruction how to install ireflector that would be helpful. Thanks a lot!!
liljaw Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
doesnt work on vista...always gives an error!!...
Spoor Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
When I align all the reflection up, I click it to make the image, but it only shows the reflection, nothing of the main image :(
zuhtu79 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009
I get it not to:( do i need desktopx for that or what?
ArielCharhi Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
hallo :)

is don't work too me :( i have vista 32 bit and is tell me have a eror and is no doing nating !
( sorry about my english )
mikedawwg Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
Well I don't know if you're still around, but this just plain doesn't work for me... I drag the png into the first box, okay, it makes the reflection in the next box and then in the third box, it's the icon with the question mark in the reflection. I click the middle box and the third box displays the icon and the reflection. I click the third box and it makes the image, but the image is either, just the reflection, or blank. I am using winxp sp3... ideas?
mikedawwg Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
oh where's the edit button... nvm, it's working now, had to delete the temp directories...
GaardCeteru Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Great idea and great work!
zooldevil Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008
plz help me.... i can't use it. Whenever i run it, it just display "ireflector" image only. when i click it, the image gone and no interface coming out... i am using XP sp2 btw..
2Cool4Mac Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Works fine on XP Home SP3 .

Thank You Sir !
fer-shirley Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
i downloaded it..sounded greatt. but when i clicked the app to run it, it shows up on the taskbar, but when i maximize it, there's nothing there. hellpp!
d Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
When I first installed this, it worked for a while. when i tried working with an icon it screwed up and only saved the reflection... restarted then it saved the icon and the reflection, but the icon was much smaller than the reflection. then when i closed it and started it again it brings up two other pop-up kind of ads for the program and now i cant drag an icon into the window. I would love to use this program but it is way too buggy, you need to work on this and make it a bit easier to use before releasing it so soon... have you ever heard of beta testing?
SirSmiley Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
First, it was beta tested. Over 20k in downloads(it's on other sites) and less than 1% of people have had any issues. Did you read any of the comments to look for an answer?

Second, the sizing issue is known about. It takes the input png, mirrors it and sizes using percentages based on the original dimensions. Now there are a number of ways to approach this and I most likely will make a poll somewhere when I'm able to get back to this.

As for your problems go into your Temp folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\[USERNAME]\Local Settings\Temp\

Delete a folder that looks like this:
Vinsanity22 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008
This looks just great... I`ll give it a try, great work ;)
pen13457 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
I need help, every time I save the icons and try them out the icon get smaller but the reflection stays the same
Fzang Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Hobbyist
Sorry, there's no such file as "ImageMagickOjbect.dll" in any corner of the folder

I'm using windows XP SP2, installed the file "ImageMagick-6.4.2-0-Q16-windows-dll.exe"

Do I need to do the systeme32 option then?
Fzang Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist
Forget what I said earlier

Now, problem is same as yours: only reflection is saved

How do I "unregister ImageMagick com" thingie?
SirSmiley Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
Extract this vbscript file [link]
into the ImageMagick Folder under Program Files, then drag'n'drop
the ImageMagickObject.dll onto it. Select 'no' to unregister it.

If that doesn't work than you'll need the regsvr.exe available here:

Place it in your Windows\System32 folder
Fzang Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Hobbyist
It won't work

First of all, there's no "right click -> install ImageMagick" anywhere on any rightclick

Now, I tried install ImageMagick alone then try iReflector again but it still won't work, it places the reflection INSIDE the original image, upside down, creating a messed up icon

Why, and what do I do? Help please..
SirSmiley Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
There is no right click option for installing the ImageMagick object in the latest version as I stated above.

Second, it shouldn't be writing to the original image at all, in fact it only copies and works with a copy of the original image. The only way that would be possible is if the default settings were changed to the current folder and the default naming convention was overwritten.

Yes, it creates a combined image including the mirrored reflection not two separate images. That's the whole purpose.

The only problem I encounter with the latest imagemagick version installed is it only creates the mirrored reflection; so, I unregister the imagemagick com object when I'm using iReflector and register it when doing batch or vbscript operations. Specifically I'm doing recursive contact sheets of my png icons using vbscript.

What version of Windows are you using? XP Sp2 or Sp3? Vista?
Angelo975 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008
great utility! :D
strdoom Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
Ce logiciel est une exellente création, voilà un gain de temps pour ceux qui veulent rendre leur icones reflective en un minimum de temps.

Félicitations et merci !

"En France on a pas de pétrole mais on a des idées !"
SirSmiley Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008
Merci. Mon français est mauvais et je vous présente mes excuses pour tout malentendu. À l'avenir sera peut-être ajouter d'autres langues
pen13457 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
pure awesomeness!!!
zigboom Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
thanx for great app. i enjoyed using it. unfortunally it stopped working. [link]
Sadness. very strange. something happened while using it and since then it doesn't work. the R is on system tray but no menu,just "preferences" and "about". it starts with metalic_iron skin and shows a label with the skin name but it doesn't function at all(no response when clicking on it). i tried many ways to fix it but couldn't. i'm quite desperate since i love this app so much. i'm working on xp sp2. please help.
SirSmiley Featured By Owner May 6, 2008
Go to this folder C:\Documents and Settings\[YOUR USERNAME]\Local Settings\Temp\

Delete a folder that is similar to this {0874E40D-6902-4B75-B0AA-5EB47504FC69}. To be safe if you look inside the folder there should be an iReflector.exe program.
mnhalrj83 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Exit93 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Does not work on my pc, i have vista 32bit, only about appear and in tray icons only these options are avaible:

What can i do?
mauacade13 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
nice aplication :#1: :#1: :#1:
sasukemk12 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
hey whats going on?? hey evrything was working well when all of the sudden when I click to creat the imige it sais "Something went wrong. Ill try to continue though. Detail file not found" any help would be awsome
Pantaleao Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Problem with skin is probably due to this, in settings.ini:


btw, great gadget!! :clap:
jazzava Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008
Now that's a very handy little tool ! :D
Congrats :clap: and thank you for sharing :blowkiss:
legr8est Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
In my case (I'm running XP Professional), I drag a PNG on the app, the reflection looks proper, but the output has a question mark. When I click on the output, it says something went wrong, and "File Not Found" in the details. What's wrong and how can it be fixed.
KriLl3 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008   Interface Designer
Crashes instantly on launch, Vista64.
SirSmiley Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Sorry, DesktopX is not Vista64 compliant... officially it's not Vista compatible at all. They're working on it but, Windowblinds and IconPackager are more of their priority at the moment.
HusainiHB Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Hi,Dear,SirSmiley,I've been using this simple but very helpful from the first released,but this update doesn't work at all,in the task manager ok,but nothing comes out,in that previous version I have no problem at all,please tell me why?,thank's
SirSmiley Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Hi there. Answered you over at Aqua-soft. ;)
HusainiHB Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Yes,SirSmiley,I've read it and try your latest one too,still doesn't work,just the icon system try comes out but not the application,so I just use your old ver,thank's
PoulNyrup Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Great little toy this, SirSmiley, thanks for sharing! :clap:
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