What format is does WindoZe want for .ICO?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by John Stafford, Sep 4, 2003.

  1. What format is does WindoZe want for .ICO images?
    BMP? PCT?
    John Stafford, Sep 4, 2003
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  2. John Stafford

    Tacit Guest

    What format is does WindoZe want for .ICO images?
    ICO. It is its own unique format.

    You can sometimes rename a BMP to ".ico," and some programs will work with it,
    kind of.

    But an .ico file is a proprietary format, it is not just a renaming of another
    format. Windows icons actually contain *many* images, at different sizes--not
    just one image.

    The best way to work with icons is to use a tool *made* for working on icons.
    There are many free and shareware icon editors for Windows--Icon Factory, Icon
    Forge, Axis Icons, and more. Just do a search at download.com or shareware.com;
    you'll find enough icon editor programs to choke a goat. :)
    Tacit, Sep 4, 2003
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  3. John Stafford

    J Stafford Guest

    Figures. I think I'll just drop the whole idea. WindoZe sucks.
    J Stafford, Sep 5, 2003
  4. John Stafford

    Toby Thain Guest

    Don't give up; it's easy to create ICO files. I wrote a Photoshop File
    Format plugin that generates correctly formatted ICO files in any bit
    depth. Just create your image in Photoshop and save!

    See http://www.telegraphics.com.au/sw/

    Toby Thain, Sep 6, 2003
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