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png2ico - PNG to icon converter (Linux, Unix, GNU, Windows, ...)

Converts PNG files to Windows icon resource files. If you're looking for a program to create a favicon.ico for your website, look no further. If you need instructions or don't even know what a favicon is, check out my short tutorial on how to create and install a favicon.ico.

The program is extremely simple to use. To create a favicon.ico that contains a logo in the resolutions 16x16 and 32x32 (an icon can contain multiple images of different sizes, but a single 16x16 image is enough for a favicon), you would use a command like the following:

     png2ico favicon.ico logo16x16.png logo32x32.png


If you use Windows, then download the following package that contains a ready-to-run executable and documentation:

png2ico-win-2002-12-08.zip (90K)

ATTENTION! This is a console application without a Graphical User Interface (i.e. no icons, no mouse)! You have to launch it either from the console or via Start/Run. You can NOT just double-click it.

On other platforms, you will have to compile the program yourself. The following package contains the source code and documentation:

png2ico-src-2002-12-08.tar.gz (26K)

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