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Offline Hair|Trigger

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Converting PNG to desktop icon (vista)
« on: September 18, 2008, 01:04:46 am »
http://www.convertico.com/

I tried that website but I think it's just for webpages..

but yer I looked around, googled and googled, and there is no freakin way for me to change my uTorrent icon (I mean it looks like sh*t now..)

btw this is what I want to convert, a 256x256 .PNG image.  I would like to be able to right click, > properties > shortcut > browse > and select this as an "Icon" file so it can be used.  Possible??  I'm sure vista will re-size it.. and I would be able to use it on my dock.



Date Posted: September 17, 2008, 02:03:21 pm
OR... am I supposed to download a file attached to this pic somewhere?  (I found it on DevianART, and I dunno if you can download the Icon file instead of having to rip it from the pic xD)

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Re: Converting PNG to desktop icon (vista)
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008, 07:19:33 am »
Your kidding, vista still does not support png icons?

I used to use this...
http://www.axialis.com/iconworkshop/
While I was still using windows.

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Re: Converting PNG to desktop icon (vista)
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2008, 07:33:02 am »
No. Just download and install Gimp, open this thing in it, Resize it to 32*32, and save it as a .ico file. Voila.
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Re: Converting PNG to desktop icon (vista)
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2008, 01:48:29 pm »
Like jprg said you can do it with Gimp but to get the full size/best quality in small, normal, large and extra large icon views you better use different layers with the different sizes:



 download ico
(only works in vista because it uses compressed images because otherwise large and extra large icons weren't full size)
« Last Edit: September 18, 2008, 01:52:21 pm by Serial K!ller »

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Re: Converting PNG to desktop icon (vista)
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2008, 01:48:49 am »
Awesome, thanks :D

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