Icon from image wizard

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Icon from image wizard

The Icon from Image wizard is a good way to start turning your pictures into icons. While it not as fast for converting multiple images as the batch operation is or does not allow you to modify your image before converting it like the manual mode does, it is very simple to use and offers a couple of presets.

After the wizard is activated on the Create page, the following window appears:

Selecting file to convert to icon.

Select an image file and click the Next button. You may switch to thumbnails view (via the View mode button in the upper right corner) for better orientation and you may also open an image from the tagged storage.

In the next step, the icon type is selected:

Preview of generated icon formats.

This window contains all the options of the icon from image transformation as well as 3 buttons with presets:

  • Toolbar icon only contains a 16x16 images in default color depths and is suitable to be used in menus, toolbars, or as a favicon.
  • Win XP icon contains sizes from 16x16 to 48x48 pixels and can be used to customize your XP desktop or applications.
  • Vista / Win7 icon is similar to XP icon and additionally contains a 256x256 pixels image formats. When creating Vista icons, your source images should be big enough: either exactly 256x256 pixels (if you are not adding shadows), or larger than 1000x1000 pixels.

Clicking the preset buttons in the lower part of the window resets all changes made to the configuration of created formats. You may adjust these settings after choosing the format.

Recent comments

user icon Anonymous on November 19th 2010

You can't decide the size of the icons, this program won't let you frustrating!

user icon Vlasta site administrator on November 19th 2010

Of course you can. If the standard sizes do not fit you, click New image button in the second step above the list and define your own image to add to the .ico.

user icon Anonymous on August 12th 2011

This software is terrible, to cunfusing and cant implement text clearly |-)

user icon Vlasta site administrator on August 12th 2011

It can be confusing... though using text on .ico files is a bad practice. If you are creating something like a forum avatar, you probably want an ordinary image editor instead.

user icon Anonymous on November 8th 2011

kind of confsing. drawing for me is the hardest thing to do since Algebra. |-)

user icon Anonymous on January 9th 2012

How the @#!$# can you upload an picture? :-(

user icon mr.marshburn registered user on May 9th 2012

how do u upload icons :-D

how do you upload icons

user icon Anonymous on April 30th 2013

Uploading images is a pain. When uploading a picture you must fist save the image as a tagged item and then you are able to load it. Then it is what ever image you had

user icon Anonymous on July 9th 2013

Nice and Simple, I Like it
It worked for me, click file and save as

user icon Anonymous
Vista & Win 7 icons
What about ICL files?