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windows icons

can they be created in paint shop pro?

     
3:26 pm on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Im in the need of a few new windows icons, and i dont feel like downloading and playing with various icon editors.

Can paintshop pro or photoshop create windows icons? if so, what format do i save them in?

3:46 pm on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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No in photoshop. I don't know about PSP.
3:52 pm on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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http*//www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=windows+icons+paint+shop+pro
Most specifically result #1, and number 4 on the list. Maybe that is what you are looking for.

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3:56 pm on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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The file format would be .ico (Windows Icon), and PSP can't handle that.

But as I just found out by testing, you can also use Windows Bitmaps (.bmp) for your icons.

4:37 pm on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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You can use just a .bmp file but if you want different size/resolution icons then you'll need an icon editor.
8:14 pm on Apr 30, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Try searching for "Windows icon editor" and look for shareware downloads... there are a few good icon programs out there. I'm using Iconographer on my Macintosh, and I can create Windows icons (.ico files) without a problem.
3:15 am on May 1, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Lots of people are using PNGs for icons on XP now that it fully supports the transparency thing better. No jaggedness that way.

i dont know if it can read PNGs directly like bitmaps, but you can always convert to .ico

Use Axilias Icon Workshop. Very nice, like photoshop, only for icons.