Introduction: Make *.ico File in 30 Seconds

Here's how to make an *.ico file in 30 seconds. No software to download...you need just a small picture. You can use *.gif, *.png and *.jpeg. Use this site: http://converticon.com/ to convert your picture to an *.ico file. If you want to change the icon on a folder (like I did on the video) I recommend you to check 32 x 32 in the export options and if you want to use it on your site (favicon) choose 16 x 16. Well I hope you like my 30 seconds tutorial! I made it for Forbes Teach Me Fast Contest!

EDIT: Sometimes there's a problem with the site and it can't save your icon. You can also use this site:  http://iconverticons.com/ . It's very easy to use it. Good luck!

Comments

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Crank2112all (author)2017-02-05

How about skipping the annoying music next time.

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JimP4 (author)Crank2112all2017-02-08

you're annoying

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Crank2112all (author)JimP42017-02-10

Someone has no respect for the "be nice" policy on this site and should just keep his comments to himself.

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JimP4 (author)Crank2112all2017-02-14

Tell me about it, his name is tmm2112, what a punk. Bring down the hammer!

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Crank2112all (author)JimP42017-02-15

At least my comment has some value as a suggestion. You are just being a tool.

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JimP4 (author)Crank2112all2017-02-15

Define 'tool'

Last I heard it wasn't possible to become an inanimate object

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Crank2112all (author)JimP42017-02-15

It's not like this is your video. Relax.

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slu6alka (author)Crank2112all2017-02-06

If you prefer to watch videos without sound, you can always use the volume button. There are way more annoying sounds that this one.

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Crank2112all (author)slu6alka2017-02-15

Of course I know this. Yours isn't the only video accompanied by sound that is annoying. It's nice not to have to mute a video. The sound doesn't add anything to the video. You don't have to agree, but I thought it was worthwhile to offer a suggestion.

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JimP4 (author)Crank2112all2017-02-15

It wasn't worthwhile. Your opinion is not valued. Perosnally, I think the sound adds character and substance to the video.

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mouse11 (author)2016-12-16

Excellent!!!!!!

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NasirullahS made it! (author)2016-06-10

Please convert it to .ico

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AmreenH made it! (author)2016-03-11

need .ico

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PriteeM made it! (author)2016-03-11

Thanks

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HeatherG20 made it! (author)2015-10-15

Thanks! Very direct, clear, helpful and fast :)

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slu6alka (author)HeatherG202015-10-16

You're welcome!

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HeatherG20 made it! (author)2015-10-15

Thanks! Very direct, clear, helpful and fast :)

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HeatherG20 made it! (author)2015-10-15

Thanks! Very direct, clear, helpful and fast :)

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verony (author)2015-09-20

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luconid (author)2015-09-16

You can create ico file online at http://onlinefavicon.com/ , create favicon or generate from jpg file to 16x16 or 32x32 ico file, or make it easy with drawing tool, also you have gallery from other users and description how to set up favicon to your site.

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SIM-Tech (author)2015-08-12

there is a .exe file that does not show this change icon function but if i make a shortcut it will let me do it on the shortcut , why is that ?

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slu6alka (author)SIM-Tech2015-08-14

As far as I know if you want to change the icon of an .exe file, you have to do that when you create the .exe. file. Or you can change it with some other software...search google for more information.

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SIM-Tech (author)slu6alka2015-08-14

at which step in visual studios do you do this ? cuz i created 4 programs and i never been presented with the option to change the icon pic ?

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slu6alka (author)SIM-Tech2015-08-14

I'm sorry, but I'm not familiar with this software. May be this will help you:

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/339stzf7....

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SIM-Tech (author)slu6alka2015-08-14

link no good sir

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carltonmalden (author)SIM-Tech2015-09-04

Use the link without the periods at the end...
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/339stzf7

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Satish KumarA (author)2015-08-18

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LoganS2 (author)LoganS22015-06-16

Awesome bro!

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ChrisA14 (author)2015-06-09

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Sayed Mahbub HasanA (author)2015-04-14

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AdeelK made it! (author)2015-04-10

I made this.

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AdeelK (author)2015-04-10

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agis68 (author)2015-02-27

Thanks !!! I used imagezicon converter (freeware) but this is much simpler and quicker

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bdginge526 (author)2012-08-24

Even though this is a nice way to convert an image to .ico, that site only allows .png to be converted to .ico and when you convert a high quality image; the quality of the newly converted .ico is downgraded and becomes very poor quality.

Thank you for posting this, but do you know of a way to make a .ico file from scratch?

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KeeneL (author)bdginge5262015-01-28

oh, and to make from scratch, make a picture using a paint software or something, then upload

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KeeneL (author)bdginge5262015-01-28

the picture is made extremely small, also, i used jpeg and i was fine

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abdullah.alhamed20 (author)2015-01-11

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YãŝįřÃ (author)2014-12-01

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unnikuttiyumchechimarum (author)2014-09-25

ggg

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sagar.narode.733 (author)2014-09-24

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sagar.narode.733 (author)2014-09-24