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. Duncan 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.