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Windows 7: .jpg to .ico

03 Jun 2011   #1
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 
.jpg to .ico

Below is a .jpg I am trying to convert to .ico. When I try IrfanView or any web conversion site, I get an .ico; but it's just a black square. I have Photoshop 7, but there is no 'Save As .ico' choice. Can anyone help?


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.jpg to .ico-sw.jpg 
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03 Jun 2011   #2
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

What size are you looking for the .ico to be?

SW.zip

A Guy


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03 Jun 2011   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You can try paint.NET, it allows saving as "icons.ico" I have some icons I made which look black in a thumbnail prev in a folder, but when applied to a file/folder etc, shows up as it should. Do yours still look black when applied?
Some even show a thumb with a black background instead of transparent, apparently just some Windows glitch.
.jpg to .ico-icons.png
SW.zip


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03 Jun 2011   #4
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CJW View Post
Below is a .jpg I am trying to convert to .ico. When I try IrfanView or any web conversion site, I get an .ico; but it's just a black square. I have Photoshop 7, but there is no 'Save As .ico' choice. Can anyone help?
Hi CJW, I think this is what your looking for.
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04 Jun 2011   #5
CJW

7 Pro. 64Bit w/SP1
 
 

A Guy:
I'd like the 128x128 size if possible.

Tried Paint.net, didn't come out the way I'd like. I'd like to see the icon even in thumbnail preview when in the folder. Thanks for replying though Britton30.

I'll take a look at IcoFX, thank you for the link Roderunner.
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14 Jun 2011   #6
darkfriday

Windows 7 Home Prem x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi CJW, I think this is what your looking for.

That is/was exactly what I was looking for!!!!

Very simple and powerful little tool for free....TY
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15 Jun 2011   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

there is a plugin for photoshop to save as ico heres a link if you look at the bottom of the page on the right there is a x64 download.
Telegraphics - Free plugins for Photoshop & Illustrator...and other software
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15 Jun 2011   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Just one tip when creating ICO files for use with either Vista or win7 - create the icon in 256 pixel size as this is the new standard - ICOFX should also create the smaller images you need and encapsulate them into the file
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15 Jun 2011   #9
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

That image will not look very good as an icon, it isn't square, and there is a lot of detail that will be lost

A Guy
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