Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.161.57.177

Forum Moderators: not2easy

Message Too Old, No Replies

Favicon generator

Not online and not free

     
9:33 pm on Jul 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member henry0 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 19, 2003
posts: 4393
votes: 2


What do you use to create your favicon
(please do not ref to PhotoShop or iconforge)

I am looking to purchase a reliable tool
done some G searches and only found free stuffs from mostly sites to be avoided.
Glad I use a search dedicated machine that can take a lot of beatings!

10:22 pm on July 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 28, 2004
posts:7999
votes: 0


What's wrong with png2ico?

Sorry if it's free, but you can make a donation. :-)

Load a 16x16 and 32x32 png in the same directory as png2ico, navigate to the directory in the command window, type

png2ico [destination filename].ico [file1] [file2]

. . . . and it's done.

12:42 am on July 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member henry0 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 19, 2003
posts: 4393
votes: 2


rocknbil,
OK, I will try that one but understand me
I have been almost taken in "garbage land" more that once while searching....
So coming from you, I believe that indeed it is clean.

However I am returning the compliment by asking:

Is there anyone of those for a fee?
I run a small biz and rather rely on something that I could own.
if not point me to a tutorial (including PHP if possible)
and I'll learn how to make my own favicon
thanks.

<edit> typo </edit>

1:04 am on July 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

Administrator

WebmasterWorld Administrator coopster is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:July 31, 2003
posts:12541
votes: 1

3:17 pm on July 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 2, 2005
posts:9
votes: 0


I've used Microangelo. It will create desktop icons, pointers and I've used it for favicons.
3:26 pm on July 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 15, 2003
posts:2606
votes: 0


I use Photoshop CS3

There is a free plug-in that works for Illustrator as well as Photoshop

[telegraphics.com.au...]

[edited by: Demaestro at 3:28 pm (utc) on July 28, 2008]

4:32 pm on July 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member henry0 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 19, 2003
posts: 4393
votes: 2


Thanks all, appreciated your input

Anyone viewing this thread should follow Coopster's link, it reveals the .ico meat!

4:40 pm on July 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 21, 2003
posts:2355
votes: 0


I use The GIMP - latest version gives you the various .ico options on Save As and the option of PNG compression.
5:08 pm on July 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member from US 

WebmasterWorld Senior Member henry0 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 19, 2003
posts: 4393
votes: 2


Interesting; I sometimes use it too, got to upgrade.
As a matter of facts before starting this thread I looked for it in my Gimp (only about 18 months old) it was not a saving option
7:46 pm on July 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 21, 2003
posts: 2355
votes: 0


Name the file whatever.ico and Save - the .ico options window pops up.
10:37 pm on July 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

5+ Year Member

joined:May 29, 2007
posts:578
votes: 0

3:49 am on Sept 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:Sept 11, 2008
posts:5
votes: 0


you can get icons form snip it offer .ico type files download.

but if you want to use only as favicon for web site, it is a litter bigger.

[edited by: limbo at 11:34 am (utc) on Sep. 11, 2008]
[edit reason] No URL's please. See TOS [webmasterworld.com] [/edit]