creating 16x16 .ico file

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  1. JaymeNYC macrumors newbie

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    I need to create a favicon for my site but don't know which program to do this in..what program can I do this with? Or is there anyway I can convert a jpg/gif/png to .ico? :confused:

    Any1 have any ideas?
     
  2. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    Please check out http://www.favicon.cc/ and you can import and create using their simple online tools. Suuuuuper cool.

    I've not used the site because I use the Adobe PS plugin. For that plus links to download graphic utilities for various platforms, tips and general advice on importing and creating .ico's, please go here:

    http://www.wikihow.com/Create-a-Favicon.ico

    -jim
     
  3. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    You can do it with Icon Composer, installed with the Leopard or Tiger development tools. It can be found at Macintosh HD/Developer/Applications/Utilities/Icon Composer. It gives you a lot of control/options.

    Or you could use Dynamic Drive's online generator found at:

    http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/
     
  4. SrWebDeveloper macrumors 68000

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    There is a difference between Mac icons and the specific format of a favicon (.ico) - are you sure the utility creates .ico?

    -jim
     
  5. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. Not sure. In fact, I may be remembering using it to make system icons (icns) and not favicon.ico's. Not sure - but I just checked it out and couldn't figure out how I would have done it before, so I could just be wrong.
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I've used Gimp to create ico files for my site.
     
  7. MojoWill macrumors 6502

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    create as BMP or JPG then just change name in os x to ico
     
  8. Josso macrumors member

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    Sure that'll work?
    Won't work in Windows.
     
  9. ozric73 macrumors newbie

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    That's why you're saving for the MBP...
     
  10. ChicoWeb macrumors 65816

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