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Windows 7: How do I save a picture as file type"Icon"?

06 Sep 2011   #1
StupidDude

Windows 7 Home (64bit)
 
 
How do I save a picture as file type"Icon"?

I found this link through this site from another user..........Here......Which I created an icon I like. I also understand that all Icon designs need to be formatted in 259x256 pixels. But how do I save this pic to be formatted to Icon?


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06 Sep 2011   #2
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can just upload your picture to here Online Image Converter and download as .ico from the options list.

Danny
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06 Sep 2011   #3
StupidDude

Windows 7 Home (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
You can just upload your picture to here Online Image Converter and download as .ico from the options list.

Danny

No, I want to know how I can do it my self. Does anyone know how to do this without using an online tool, or a program? Like from the tools on your computer.
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06 Sep 2011   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You need a image editor to do it like Gimp, PhotoShop, Paint.net so it can be converted. And IcoFX
Jerry
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06 Sep 2011   #5
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
You can just upload your picture to here Online Image Converter and download as .ico from the options list.

Danny
Thanks for that Danny, I for one found it useful. I have an icon on my desktop where I store loads of shortcuts to programs, I wanted to use something different for it and until you posted that link I didn't know how so was stuck with choosing from the regular ones.
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06 Sep 2011   #6
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulpicks21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
You can just upload your picture to here Online Image Converter and download as .ico from the options list.

Danny
Thanks for that Danny, I for one found it useful. I have an icon on my desktop where I store loads of shortcuts to programs, I wanted to use something different for it and until you posted that link I didn't know how so was stuck with choosing from the regular ones.
LOL glad you can make use for it.Got the wrong end of the stick with the OP. I use it a lot Paul really useful

Danny
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06 Sep 2011   #7
StupidDude

Windows 7 Home (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xxxdannyxxx View Post
LOL glad you can make use for it.Got the wrong end of the stick with the OP. I use it a lot Paul really useful

I thought you were knowingly making a useless comment. In my post I even linked to the online Icon creator that I currently use. But thanks for trying to help anyway.
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06 Sep 2011   #8
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Interesting. I just googled IcoFx to get the download link and it looks like it is not free anymore from the site but there are still free links around.
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06 Sep 2011   #9
xxxdannyxxx

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Interesting. I just googled IcoFx to get the download link and it looks like it is not free anymore from the site but there are still free links around.
No hang on to your free vers 1.6 installer.I had my file hippo update checker ping up that there was an update up earlier, so I did and its only good for 15 saved icons then its pay up time.

Danny
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06 Sep 2011   #10
StupidDude

Windows 7 Home (64bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
Interesting. I just googled IcoFx to get the download link and it looks like it is not free anymore from the site but there are still free links around.

Gimp worked perfectly. As far as I know it will remain free, and you can create as many Icons as you want. I don't like the paint tools that come with it though. I ended up using W7 paint that came with it, and then copy->paste in Gimp.
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