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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Wed 07-Oct-15 17:58:37
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Safe creating (or converting to) .ico files


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I've been looking at ways of creating .ico files for desktop shortcuts, etc.

There's plenty of free on-line services but how can i know if they're safe?

Is there some simple utility to create them, e.g. using Paint or PS Elements, or to convert .jpg files to .ico files?

Tony
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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Thu 08-Oct-15 12:54:21
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Re: Safe creating (or converting to) .ico files


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http://icoconvert.com/5-ways-to-create-a-windows-ico...

http://www.ehow.com/how_8114770_create-ico-file-jpeg...

http://www.wikihow.com/Create-an-Icon-in-Paint
Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Thu 08-Oct-15 16:52:57
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Thanks, do you know if the on-line ones are 'safe'?

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Thu 08-Oct-15 21:29:16
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Re: Safe creating (or converting to) .ico files


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ICO files are just BMP files. They cannot contain executable code and so, yes, they are safe to use.

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Standard User SteelArt
(learned) Mon 12-Oct-15 09:16:07
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ConvertIco is safe and simple:
http://convertico.com
Standard User camieabz
(sensei) Tue 13-Oct-15 03:05:07
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Irfanview.
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 13-Oct-15 08:32:40
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I can't see how simply naming products makes them safe?
Standard User longedge
(committed) Tue 13-Oct-15 09:26:24
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In reply to a post by camieabz:
Irfanview.


Well slap my thighs!! I've been using this excellent bit of software for years in fact it's my default viewer (with it's add ons) for graphics, audio and video. I didn't know it had the option to save .ico files. It hasn't gone up in my estimation coz it couldn't be higher than it is. All I've got to do now is remember this if I ever want a custom icon for something.
Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Tue 13-Oct-15 17:21:30
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Well slap my thighs!...
grin The panto season is nearly upon us wink

Tony
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