I have never used any imaging software before to edit images. What's the easiest way to make a launch icon. Is there some wesbsite that can do this for let's say under $50. I would prefer learning and making myself but I don't know how difficult it would be and what tools are required. I just downloaded inkscape and will be playing with it for a while.
By "launch icon", do you mean the application icon? Any bitmap editor can be used to generate it, it's just a PNG image (possibly in different sizes). What would that "web site" do for those $50? (A designer can possibly create a better-looking icon, but she won't work for long for just $50 bucks :-)