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Author Topic: In search of ... a favicon generator/transformer (that works!)  (Read 1624 times)
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« on: December 02, 2011, 11:46:04 PM »

Folk,

I need/would like to take an existing .jpg and convert it to a favicon.ico.  I've tried this all afternoon, with no success whatsoever.

The last two (2) things I tried were a Firefox add-on, image2icon and a Web site, http://www.generatefavicon.com/, both to no return.  I've tried every Website/service I could find for this conversion.  I have Axialis' Icon Workshop.  All of these things purport to perform the conversion I desire.  They don't - or, at least, they haven't.

So, anyone with a pregnant idea?  One that might give birth to a working product?

No, I cannot create the damned thing myself ... when it comes to visual design, anyone else with just one (1) eye is likely to outperform me.  I stink at endeavors artistic.
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« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 01:35:04 AM »

I just tried this with a jpg and it looks like it worked:

http://www.dagondesign.co...s/favicon-generator-tool/

I think the trick with the favicon is to have a single 16x16 icon. Not multiple sizes in one .ico file.

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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 03:08:55 AM »

Thank you, sir  Thmbsup.

That one worked.  Axialis liked it.  More to the point, the Web site liked it  tongue.

I'm curious why the others didn't, but not enough to do serious research.  Maybe download corruption?  I dunno, but as long as the site owner is happy ...
I think the trick with the favicon is to have a single 16x16 icon. Not multiple sizes in one .ico file.

Agreed.  I've seen a few that are like 32x16 (I thimk), and a few that act like GIFs, but I'll stick with the basics on this until such time as I can be certain of what I'm doing  huh.

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Huh!  The spell checker doesn't like thimk.  Apparently it's never been exposed to '70s & '80s inspirational posters  Grin.
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2011, 11:31:52 AM »

It's been so long since I did the favicon for my site that I'm not sure what I used to make the icon from the jpg. But it's a single 16x16.

Glad it worked for you.

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2011, 12:28:05 PM »

See if you can get a copy of IcoFX 1.6. (PM me with your email address if you can't and I'll email it to you -- IF you can accept an EXE in your email, e.g. Gmail doesn't allow EXE files.)
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2011, 02:30:27 PM »

 embarassed I have IcoFX - forgot about it, haven't used it since XP - never installed under Win 7, but it's on my must-carry USB stick  embarassed.

Thanks for the reminder  Thmbsup.  Seems as though I'll be needing it in the immediate future - now the guy wants different favicons for different pages  ohmy  cheesy.
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2011, 03:22:43 PM »

Bradicon! Has worked for me in the past.

http://ico.bradleygill.com/index.php
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