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Windows 7: Experts how to edit .icon file?

28 Aug 2011   #31
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zinbart View Post
PooMan - I am really looking forward for a tutorial from you, take your time.

Kado - In IcoFX if i try to batch covert frm PNG to Icon... the files appears as 48x48 while previewing, but normal 256x256 when applied.... Any clue how 2 solve this problem? Also, suggest sum other "best batch convert" SW out there...
Here ya go pal. Remember once you've finished save your image as a png file, before uploading it for icon conversion. In the tutorial you will see I add a black background, this is only to show you what it looks like on black. This layer is not needed when you export to png. (the psd file with all it's layers is zipped below)






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File Type: zip seagate drive icon.zip (3.88 MB, 7 views)
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28 Aug 2011   #32
zinbart

Win7 x64
 
 

Buddy Poo! i thank you for taking time to make a video... but it shows on how to create shadow on an image tht doesnt have it.

I am already having image with shadow as well... i just have to cut it properly and make background transparent and i am set to convert & use. I just cant seem to exclude the shadow frm selection, while maing background transparent.

I hope i am clear.

Kado: Yes i have selected all sizes, but still get 128x128 size only. The images i am using are all bigger than required output.
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28 Aug 2011   #33
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zinbart View Post
Buddy Poo! i thank you for taking time to make a video... but it shows on how to create shadow on an image tht doesnt have it.

I am already having image with shadow as well... i just have to cut it properly and make background transparent and i am set to convert & use. I just cant seem to exclude the shadow frm selection, while maing background transparent.

I hope i am clear.

Kado: Yes i have selected all sizes, but still get 128x128 size only. The images i am using are all bigger than required output.
I really don't know what to suggest then. As I say it's working for me and I haven't done anything since the install to enable that.
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28 Aug 2011   #34
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zinbart View Post
Buddy Poo! i thank you for taking time to make a video... but it shows on how to create shadow on an image tht doesnt have it.

I am already having image with shadow as well... i just have to cut it properly and make background transparent and i am set to convert & use. I just cant seem to exclude the shadow frm selection, while maing background transparent.

I hope i am clear.

Kado: Yes i have selected all sizes, but still get 128x128 size only. The images i am using are all bigger than required output.
Pal this is what I'm trying to explain. You need to remove the shadow or reflection on your image and then recreate it. My image also has a reflection and shadow. That's why I cut out the image the way I did in the tutorial. It's near impossible to get the reflection cut out from an existing background and keep it's transparency onto a new one.

Here's a quick one I've done again using the image that you supplied. I've even changed the colours of the drives by using the "hue/saturation/lightness" tool. You'll be surprised how quick and easy it is once you've done a few.


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28 Aug 2011   #35
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 


beautiful work nick, i particularly liked how you cropped it out leaving behind the shadows so you could create a nice shiny new set of shadows, first class.
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28 Aug 2011   #36
zinbart

Win7 x64
 
 

Pooman, i tried my best was unable to recreate properly the shadows, as the shape is diagonal.

I guess i will have to let the experts handle this and hence i am requesting you to try to remove the background of the images attached below. Do take your time as am in no hurry.


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29 Aug 2011   #37
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

No probs pal

Here's the files. I've zipped up the icons and psd files below if you want to play around with more colours .... enjoy


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File Type: zip samsung drives icons.zip (1.59 MB, 5 views)
File Type: zip samsung drives psd.zip (3.84 MB, 3 views)
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30 Aug 2011   #38
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I have a question, after you get an icon you want, where/how do you install to have it show for the device in Devices and Printers?
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31 Aug 2011   #39
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I have a question, after you get an icon you want, where/how do you install to have it show for the device in Devices and Printers?
They are in the DDORes.dll in both C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64 for 64-bit.Its a resource hacker job.

Danny
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31 Aug 2011   #40
Arc

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Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I have a question, after you get an icon you want, where/how do you install to have it show for the device in Devices and Printers?
Bongo answered it
How to change icon in devices and printers
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