Icon maker, anyone got a good one?

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I need an icon maker, or a plugin for photoshop that will let me make icons, i found 2 seemingly good and appaerntly free programs but one of them did not work and the other was not free, i also found a photoshop plugin but it corrupted photoshop and i had to re-install photoshop.

someone must know of a good icon making program. Also it will be great if it allows you to import other graphics then convert into icons.

thanks for reading


note: this may be an icon for a program and or a favicon
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This photoshop addon worked perfectly for me when i installed it to Photoshop 7 a few months ago. I am not sure which version you have and i havn't tried it with CS2 yet.

Download it and read the instructions, once that is done you should be able to create Icons.

Telegraphics Icon Addon
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brilliant, i will check it out
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I use IconArt which is free, you can upgrade to Pro if you want.
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Worth checkin out i guess...
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or you can just save the file as an .ico
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minipwn wrote:
or you can just save the file as an .ico


In Adobe Photoshop 7.0 you cannot save a file as an .ico file unless you have got the plugin that i linked above installed.
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I would normally just save the file as a gif image in photoshop (I use CS2) and then open the file with paint and save it with the .ico file extension I normally dont lose any image quality
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when i make favicons i save the image as a jpeg.. then go to the files location and change the name to .ico
and it works fine..lol
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Yes, but if you have a facility that allows you to save the files as a .ico file in Photoshop then why not use it? Save yourself a bit of time at the end of the day and you won't lose quality.
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illustrator works well with making icons and stuff.
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ArtIcons Pro is good.
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I've used axialis. I liked it a ton...but it's only a 30-day trial, and my trail is up.

ArtIcons Pro is also a 30-day. Anybody have one that's totally freeware and accomodates transparent icons?

BTW...the IconArt above has a fishy looking link to me...
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minipwn wrote:
I would normally just save the file as a gif image in photoshop (I use CS2) and then open the file with paint and save it with the .ico file extension I normally dont lose any image quality

YIS! the greatest and most powerful software of all MSPAINT! hahaha :lol:
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Just use Photoshop/ImageReady even if you have to go out of you way to save as .ico, it's well worth the professional look. But I think you can save images as .ico in ImageReady CS2.
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Here is a little tip on making *.ico files in MS Paint. It's easy actually :).

1.) The picture has to be 32x32 pixels or smaller.
2.) Save as 16 Color Bitmap.
3.) Rename the file into an *.ico (After saving)

It works for me.
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You can check the stuff of this guy
He has some actions wich makes icons

www. graphicriver .net /user /Giallo /portfolio
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Favicon Generator is a nice one.
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There are freewares available on the web that can aid you making icon. You can also do it with photoshop.
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For Icons, I use the Microangelo Toolset. First layout in Photoshop, then save it as a .png to preserve transparency. I use .png because .gif throws away a lot of color information. Import it into Microangelo.

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