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Old 07-16-2005, 08:39 AM   #1
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I have a small GIF file that I wish to convert to an ICO file. What FREE tool would enable me to do that?

   
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Old 07-16-2005, 10:30 AM   #2
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I have a small GIF file that I wish to convert to an ICO file. What FREE tool would enable me to do that?
Check out this Easy online favicon (.ico) maker thread.

Whether (or how well) it works from a .gif file depends on the size and suitability of the artwork. Favicons are just 16X16 pixels, and it can be really hard to get an image that “reads” well at that size.

   
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Old 07-21-2005, 11:11 AM   #3
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Kathleen,

I used IrfanView to convert the small GIF file to an ICO file. I acquired IrfanView a long time ago, a utility I use only on rare occasions, but this was one of them. I don't know who or from where it was recommended that I download IrfanView, or when, but I am certainly glad I did. It might have even been upon your suggestion from the old CS DTP Forum.

   
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I used IrfanView to convert the small GIF file to an ICO file. I acquired IrfanView a long time ago, a utility I use only on rare occasions, but this was one of them. I don't know who or from where it was recommended that I download IrfanView, or when, but I am certainly glad I did. It might have even been upon your suggestion from the old CS DTP Forum.
Probably not me, but there are quite a few loyal users of IrfanView around. Sounds like a great tool.

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Under Linux use `gimp` to load the *.gif and save it as *.ico?
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