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Button Manager v1.8.2

This tool originates from here

Button Manager can create borders in wc3 style for specified file (files). Features:
- Supported file formats: *.bmp, *.jpg, *.tga, *.psd, *.blp, *.png;
- Processing multiple files;
- Importing multiple files in archive;
- Resizing images to 64x64;
- Support of non-standard borders.

+ It supports alpha channel creating (for infocards, scorescreens or specific user borders);
+ It can save both in compressed and paletted BLP formats;
+ It has special features to make resulting BLPs even smaller;
+ It supports user created borders;
+ It can operate multiple icons with ease;
+ It has some settings to customize border applying;
+ It has user-friendly interface;
+ It can open BLP2 textures.

- It works on Win compatible systems (and emulators) only.

Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: My antivirus says that this program is virus!
A: If your antivirus detects this program as trojan, you probably have McAfee, Comodo, eSafe or Prevx. They don't know anything about exe-optimization-by-hands and UPX. Therefore I recommend to change antivirus.

Q: What's all those BLP settings for?
A: Check butman_readme_eng.txt.

Change log for v1.8.2:
  • Extended PNG support
  • Fixed bug when saving icon with enabled transparency view
  • Fixed bug with incorrent saving in JPEG format

If you have found bugs or you have new ideas, feel free to post it in this topic.

Copyright © 2006-2010 Shadow Daemon (aka Spec).
Program uses SFMPQ.DLL by ShadowFlare

Button Manager, BLP, TGA, PNG, BMP, JPG, PSD, texture, infocard, scorescreen, import, border, icon wizard, swdn, spec

Button Manager v1.8.2 (Binary)

14:10, 22nd Dec 2009 TriggerHappy: This is an awesome and useful to for creating icons.




14:10, 22nd Dec 2009

This is an awesome and useful to for creating icons.
Level 1
Jan 13, 2009
Very usefull tool ,endeed. You can make your own button within only one click!
Level 13
Mar 23, 2008
ooh you need winrar. a program that can open files such as .rar
i got a 40 day trial. but anyone know where i can DL a pro version for free?
and btw, can i take an icon which someone else made (ofcause i ask the creator first), and then put borders on it?
I'm going to test it.

EDIT: Works fine.
Could you please handle some additional minor changes?
1) The AUTOBTNblabla should be named ATCblabla.
2) A disabled version for the ATC version may be automatically created (DISATCblabla), just as it is doing with the BTN and PAS. The disabled ATC is like the disabled BTN and PAS.
3) I will still contact Ralle to change the display style on the Hive, the lowered quality looks somehow..horrible.
Would you mind changing it to the better quality back, as soon as the problem in the Icon Section is fixed?
I'll instantly contact you then.

However, thank you.
Level 14
Nov 23, 2008
1. Settings allows to change border prefix for each border.
a) "Tools" | "Settings" | "Image" tab;
b) Select "Autocast" in "Border name" field;
c) Change the text in "Border prefix" field to ATC.
That's all.

2. I thought that DISBTN will be enough for disabled version of autocast... I was wrong. Ok, I'll add that thing in new version.

3. Well, the quality is enough decent for jpeg (85 of 100%), but the size is pretty awful. However, every user can change quality of generated image for each border in settings.
Yes, I'll go back to paletted BLPs after that.

Hmm, that looks strange - "Last Updated: 03:14, 27th Feb 2009", but I've updated file today.
Level 14
Nov 23, 2008
Ok, another update...
- Changed the prefixes for all borders;
- Raised the quality for disabled and scorescreen icons.

Why I discover disadvantages and bugs of this program from other topics? >_<

By the way, maybe would be better to add screenshots of other parts of program (not only the main window)?

Edit: Added 4-in-1 screenshot.
Last edited:
The last update made this tool definitely very recommendable for every icon creator.
It's easy to use and adds flawless borders, as it seems.

The bug on the Hive, which caused inverted red/blue colours with 'borderized' icons, is solved.

Shadow Daemon, you can definitely...

...update your signature.

I can just highly recommend this tool for everyone.
Level 14
Nov 23, 2008
Ok, updated the program - now tool will save BLP in paletted format with maximum possible quality of 256 colors (for all bordered icons, except scorescreens, they will be saved with maximum of 192, but they usually don't have so many colors)...
...and the signature.