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Windows 7: win7 desktop icon problem

21 Aug 2010   #11
anon125

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
Link also worked for me, but here:

IcoFX - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

and yes, works fine on my x64. A Guy
that is amazing. drag the png to its deskspace and it is an icon!
i made it 256 x 256.
but it is far too small.
suggestions welcome.
thanks


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21 Aug 2010   #12
billynomates

Win7 HP 64bit
 
 

I never tried the "drag" method you mention when I used IcoFX (since bought Icon Workshop) but if you don't have the "full" set of icon sizes in your icon I can see problems.

By full set I mean 256sq, 64sq, 48sq, 32sq, 24sq and 16sq. What sizes are in your icon when you drag it to the desktop?
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21 Aug 2010   #13
anon125

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billynomates View Post
I never tried the "drag" method you mention when I used IcoFX (since bought Icon Workshop) but if you don't have the "full" set of icon sizes in your icon I can see problems.

By full set I mean 256sq, 64sq, 48sq, 32sq, 24sq and 16sq. What sizes are in your icon when you drag it to the desktop?
not knowing enough to answer your question i uploaded the png file.
sorry its the best i can do!
thanks
PS the icon neede to be twice as wide and twice as tall


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21 Aug 2010   #14
billynomates

Win7 HP 64bit
 
 

OK, that png file is 128 x 128 so it does indeed need to "double" in size. In your first picture (from IcoFX?) you want to make all the sizes under the "size" window and in the custom window set it to 64 x 64. And don't bother with any other image type apart from the Alpha transparency you have ticked.
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21 Aug 2010   #15
billynomates

Win7 HP 64bit
 
 

This is what the window should look like in your icon editor of choice.



And this is your png re-sized to 256 x 256 (and sharpened along the way).
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21 Aug 2010   #16
anon125

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billynomates View Post
OK, that png file is 128 x 128 so it does indeed need to "double" in size. In your first picture (from IcoFX?) you want to make all the sizes under the "size" window and in the custom window set it to 64 x 64. And don't bother with any other image type apart from the Alpha transparency you have ticked.
set it to 64 x 64? i don't see that in the choices i posted!
yes it is from the IcoFX
thanks

UPDATE: i doubled the size of the png file - now it is fine
thanks
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21 Aug 2010   #17
billynomates

Win7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anon125 View Post
set it to 64 x 64? i don't see that in the choices i posted!
You check the "custom" button and enter your own sizes in the two width and height boxes where I can see 128 faded out.
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21 Aug 2010   #18
anon125

 
 

thanks for your help
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