[thelist] creating icons

Duncan Hill dunkaz at gmail.com
Thu Feb 14 03:13:26 CST 2008

there is a totally free program for personal, I think a reasonable priced  
licence is available for commercial use, for Windows at least, not sure  
about Mac.
Photofiltre  http://www.photofiltre.com
you can export any graphic to an icon format

it also has some useful functions.


On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 08:53:01 -0000, Robert Douglas  
<robert.douglas at rightmove.co.uk> wrote:

> I've found the Photoshop plugin results in very pixelated ico files. I
> wouldn't recommend it myself. I found the online ico makers good but
> made the whole process slow.
> Have recently used Easy Icon Maker (www.icon-maker.com - not free, but
> has a 30 day trial) and the following (slightly convoluted) process.
> 1. Resize your logo/picture in Photoshop, sharpening it as you reduce
> the size to make it look respectable.
> 2. Save for web (24-bit PNG if you want proper transparency).
> Note: Think about context - your ico will show on a dirty grey
> background in Firefox tabs (the same for IE?) so unless your ico uses a
> strong colour, it may not look so great if transparent.
> 3. Open png in EIM and modify the pixels as you need.
> 4. Save
> PS. If you get to look at our ico (rightmove.co.uk) you'll notice it's
> pretty horrid - the new one is coming, hence why I've been playing with
> icos recently...
> HTH,
> Rob.

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