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Windows 7: Use format other than .ico for Icon?


24 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 RTM
 
 
Use format other than .ico for Icon?

I have some nice icons Id like to use for some programs but you are limited to .ico files. The files I have are .png and Ive tried a few conversion programs but so far none of them keep the icon looking its best.

Is there any way to use formats other than .ico for an icon?

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24 Jul 2009   #2

Win 7
 
 

I have used the free online service ConvertICO.com And never noticed any quality problems.
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25 Jul 2009   #3

 

IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor allows you to convert to Windows icons, including Vista and 7 compressed .PNG formats for easy scalability, *and* allows you to import Mac OS icons and convert them as well. Oh, and did I mention that it is free?
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25 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Thanks guys. I checked out what you posted, and I guess the issue I have is that when the icons are smaller, like when you use them on the Task Bar, the quality is diminished. ill have to play around with them more but I think unless its an official icon, its not going to look as crisp.
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25 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

Here's an example. Full size obviously the icon looks very nice. Smaller, it looks horrible


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09 Oct 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor allows you to convert to Windows icons, including Vista and 7 compressed .PNG formats for easy scalability, *and* allows you to import Mac OS icons and convert them as well. Oh, and did I mention that it is free?
Thank you my friend very nice program.
I open the icon with IcoFx.
I save it 48x48-32 in my desktop.
How can i set this icon to one folder?
Thank you very much.
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09 Oct 2009   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pokka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor allows you to convert to Windows icons, including Vista and 7 compressed .PNG formats for easy scalability, *and* allows you to import Mac OS icons and convert them as well. Oh, and did I mention that it is free?
Thank you my friend very nice program.
I open the icon with IcoFx.
I save it 48x48-32 in my desktop.
How can i set this icon to one folder?
Thank you very much.
Right click folder.
Properties
Customize
Folder Icon
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09 Oct 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pokka View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor allows you to convert to Windows icons, including Vista and 7 compressed .PNG formats for easy scalability, *and* allows you to import Mac OS icons and convert them as well. Oh, and did I mention that it is free?
Thank you my friend very nice program.
I open the icon with IcoFx.
I save it 48x48-32 in my desktop.
How can i set this icon to one folder?
Thank you very much.
Right click folder.
Properties
Customize
Folder Icon
Thank you very much .
It was so easy. Sorry I was confused before.
Thank you very much again
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Oct 2009   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ExNavy11 View Post
Here's an example. Full size obviously the icon looks very nice. Smaller, it looks horrible
Can you post it? I can make i smaller, and still keep it good looking
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