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Make *.ico file in 30 seconds

video 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!
thank you!
neid111 months ago
Thank u :)
bdginge5261 year ago
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?
vipulbhatia2 years ago
Use IRFANVIEW. Its a free program that is a wonderful viewer and does all the conversions that you could ever want.
A. Victory2 years ago
Easy to use. Great to find:)
crimsonkng2 years ago
Just a quick "thank you so much!" A totally fab tool!
iconoguy2 years ago
i love you!
Perfect! Thanks :)
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aminero2 years ago
sweet, thanks
melizabeth23 years ago
Oh I just found this and I LOVE IT! ... but it only allows 64x64px?
h'hamdan'3 years ago
Nice Info
KathleenFL3 years ago
SPECTACULAR!!! That was SO helpful. It only took a few seconds, just like you said. Thank you! Kathleen - Florida USA
slu6alka (author)  KathleenFL3 years ago
Glad you like it :)
W6LSN3 years ago
Thanks! Would be even better if it could fix MY stupid mistake of not providing a square input file.
bigt46164 years ago
dude, i think im about to cry. THANK YOU!!!! ive been looking for something like this since 1 pm last night( its 12 pm now) THANK YOU i was about to settle for a favicon(16X16 image worth of crap) did i forget something? oh yeah. THANKYOU!!!
slu6alka (author)  bigt46164 years ago
You're welsome :)
imkwl123454 years ago
it wont saaaaaaaaaaave =(
What am i doing wrong? im using vista and i have AVG firewall
slu6alka (author)  imkwl123454 years ago
A few days ago I had a similar problem. I don't know what's wrong...may be is something from the site. Try again!
ps3_soldier4 years ago
I've always wanted a way to make my own icons without having to draw the image myself...great job! !!!!5 out of 5!!!!
slu6alka (author)  ps3_soldier4 years ago
thanks ;)
i gave you a 4.5 io find this very helpfull and i was looking for a converter for months thanx
slu6alka (author)  albylovesscience4 years ago
Thanks for the rating!
Deathstick4 years ago
I will definitely bookmark that site as I like websites that do things for me!!
There is actually software though, it's in the "cloud" but still software. If you changed the wording to be "no software to download" then it would be more accurate.

Thanks for the site!
slu6alka (author)  Deathstick4 years ago
Thanks I've changed it :)
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