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Author Topic: In search of ... a favicon generator/transformer (that works!)  (Read 1957 times)

barney

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In search of ... a favicon generator/transformer (that works!)
« 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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Re: In search of ... a favicon generator/transformer (that works!)
« 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.dagondesi...icon-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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Re: In search of ... a favicon generator/transformer (that works!)
« 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  :P.

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  ;D.

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Re: In search of ... a favicon generator/transformer (that works!)
« 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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Re: In search of ... a favicon generator/transformer (that works!)
« 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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Re: In search of ... a favicon generator/transformer (that works!)
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2011, 02:30:27 PM »
 :-[ 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  :-[.

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  :o  :D.

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Re: In search of ... a favicon generator/transformer (that works!)
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2011, 03:22:43 PM »
Bradicon! Has worked for me in the past.

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