1. Post #1
    Gold Member
    Larikang's Avatar
    November 2005
    2,577 Posts
    If you want to make those big, snazzy desktop icons for Windows Vista but don't want to fuck around with shitty, bloated software like Axialis IconWorkshop™ then I highly recommend this website:

    http://converticon.com/

    It's a free, quick, easy website that converts PNG files into icons and vice versa.

    How to use it:
    1. Make a 256x256 PNG image in your favorite image editor
    2. Go to http://converticon.com/
    3. Click "Browse" and select your image (make sure you choose PNG in the dropdown box)
    4. Click "Export". For Windows Vista, check all of the boxes in the left column
    5. Click "Save as..."
    6. ?????
    7. PROFIT

  2. Post #2
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    Sir M's Avatar
    June 2007
    3,472 Posts
    Alternitavley if you have photoshop you can save as a .ico

    good idea for people that can't save directly to an ICO though

  3. Post #3
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    Dennab
    February 2007
    5,353 Posts
    I used http://www.convertico.com/ before I switched to W7, which just disables all usage of custom icons in the games explorer.

  4. Post #4
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    Panda X's Avatar
    August 2006
    9,802 Posts
    I've always used IcoFX.

  5. Post #5
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    PyroCF's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,205 Posts
    Awesome, I've been looking for something like this.

  6. Post #6
    Pixel Heart's Avatar
    July 2009
    4,727 Posts
    I'm lazy and just added the .ico format to Photoshop, since that's where I make and edit icons anyways.

  7. Post #7
    Liquid_Ecko's Avatar
    July 2008
    320 Posts
    I used http://www.convertico.com/ before I switched to W7, which just disables all usage of custom icons in the games explorer.
    Google Vista Games Editor works like a charm.

  8. Post #8
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    Rusty100's Avatar
    September 2005
    63,336 Posts
    Axialis IconWorkshop is bloated?

    Is that a fucking joke?

  9. Post #9
    Really, really, really, really likes parrots and water caustics. Also, hates titles.
    Aurora93's Avatar
    March 2009
    11,675 Posts
    Axialis IconWorkshop is bloated?

    Is that a fucking joke?
    I've never really got the hang of IconWorkshop (I just like to make vector icons), but keep in mind we're just doing simple PNG to ICO shit here.

  10. Post #10
    CJF
    PieClock's Avatar
    August 2006
    16,269 Posts
    Shit this website is good if you can't be bothered to install another program onto your computer. It's really fast too.

  11. Post #11
    Pixel Heart's Avatar
    July 2009
    4,727 Posts
    Shit this website is good if you can't be bothered to install another program onto your computer. It's really fast too.
    Yeah, because program installations steal a whole 10 seconds from your pathetic lives...

  12. Post #12
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    Larikang's Avatar
    November 2005
    2,577 Posts
    Axialis IconWorkshop is bloated?

    Is that a fucking joke?
    Well, it's bloated if all you want to do is convert a PNG to an ICO. If you know how to use Photoshop or even Paint.NET then 99% of IconWorkshop's features are completely unnecessary.

    I also tried a couple different ICO plugins for Photoshop but they were all pretty shitty. None of them let me choose which sizes to include in the ICO like ConvertIcon. Maybe I just didn't look hard enough.