How to Create a Multiple Resolution Icon with FreeIcoConverter.com

An Ico file is what is used by operating systems to recognize an image that needs to be used as an icon or favicon. In order to have a good functional ico file that you have created yourself, you will have to make sure that your file contains multiple resolutions for the operating system to use. For example, Windows 7 desktop icons can be presented in several sizes – small, medium and large. If you have an icon that is not set with all the required resolutions, you will end up with a pixelated icon. This How To article will show you a great way to create your icon online with multiple resolutions in seconds for free. There is also a desktop version. The icon that you will get will be one Ico file with the following resolutions in it: 32x32, 48x48, 64x64, 128x128, 256x256.

Steps

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    Create an image that you want to turn into an icon in one of your favourite graphic software programs, such as Adobe Photoshop and Gimp, and make sure to set the width and height to be a perfect square. For example, 256x256 or 400x400.
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    Save the image as PNG or JPG.
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    Go to the Free Ico Converter webpage using your favourite web browser (supports all browsers).
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    Scroll down the page to the Online Converter section and choose one of the two possible options. You can either enter a URL of the image that you would like to convert or choose an image from your computer. Here we will show the “Browse” option.
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    Click the Download & Convert button and your image will be generated as an Ico file with multiple resolutions.

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Categories: Graphics | Image Conversion