Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 6079
  • Last Modified:

Convert .ico to .gif -> Freeware ?

Are there any freeware apps that will allow me to convert .ico files to .gif's ?

I've sifted thru google, and all I've come up with is 10yr old Shareware, that is limited and won't let you convert w/ out paying up...
Why is this such a protected secret ?  Shouldn't converting .ico to .gif be easier ?

Thanks,
-BassKozz
0
basskozz
Asked:
basskozz
  • 3
1 Solution
 
Raynard7Commented:
Hi,

have you had a look at irfanview?
http://www.irfanview.com/

this acheives what you want. I just tried it.  You can save your ico to any image format with it

For image viewing and simple manipulation I think this the best tool around - for detailed complex changes I'd of course go with photoshop.
0
 
basskozzAuthor Commented:
nope ...

irfanview will save to a gif, but it creates it with a black background
photoshop don't work either
0
 
Raynard7Commented:
irfanview will save to a gif and you can select to "save transperent color" such that if you do not have a fully coloured gif you can select the transparent colour and it will be saved with the gif - so it retains the same properties as the original icon.

besides - I thought you just wanted a converter
0
 
Raynard7Commented:
If you set savetransparent colour and then say save pallette entry of 0 - when you open it in irfanview it looks as though it has a black background (by default this is what it does with the transparent colour

if you then open it with say microsoft picture viewer you will see it has a gray background - as this is its default for transparent colours
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Easily Design & Build Your Next Website

Squarespace’s all-in-one platform gives you everything you need to express yourself creatively online, whether it is with a domain, website, or online store. Get started with your free trial today, and when ready, take 10% off your first purchase with offer code 'EXPERTS'.

  • 3
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now