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Gif/JPG -> Ico

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Steve Mehs, May 8, 2002.

  1. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    Any good freeware programs that will let you create icons from Gifs or Jpegs?
  2. James_F

    James_F Damn you woman! DBSTalk Gold Club

    Apr 23, 2002
    Not freeware, but the best program at doing what you want is ThumbsPlus. If there is a format that this program can't read, I'd like to know about it.

    Cerious Software

    Here are two workarounds that I have had with some success:

    .BMP TO .ICO. Simply rename with an .ico extension, the .bmp may be any size, it will appear icon sized on the desktop. .ico created this way will be reported by icon programs as an invalid format.

    .GIF to .ICO using Internet Explorer
    Highlight .gif / Right click / 'Save Picture as' / Select the bmp extension from the file types drop down menu / Highlight the newly created bitmap in Explorer & rename it with an .ico extension.
    I'm told Netscape did this first but it no longer appears to save images in a .bmp format.
  3. Steve Mehs

    Steve Mehs Hall Of Fame

    Mar 21, 2002
    Thanks James, Ill try it later today

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