If you are using Visual Studio for your C# project, you can go the .PNG route. I assume you need transparency support - hence the use of .GIF -.PNG files support transparency. My developers used to ask me for .ICO files all the time (IconWorkshop), but now all they use is PNG files. I also think there is a Photoshop plugin that allows you to export .ICO files - and there is also GIF Movie Gear by Gamani. markJ -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Lightening Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2008 11:05 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] creating icons I have created a very nice icon in Illustrator. It is currently a .gif file. I am trying to get it into .ico so it can be used by a c# program. I have downloaded several freeware programs in an effort to convert it from .gif to .ico. Each program promises the capacity to convert between formats, but of those I've downloaded, some cannot read .gif, and other cannot create .ico! Can anyone advise me on a product I can use, or how to do this with the products I have now? I've got Illustrator, Photoshop, Pixillion, and IconEasel. thanks for your help Laura -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !