File conversion to .ico

Posted on 2010-08-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
The "Paint" utility that comes with XL lacks an option to save a graphic as an .ico file.

Question: How can I convert a .bmp or .jpg graphic to .ico format?

Purpose: I'm trying to make my own icon for a VB application. Simply changing the file name "XXXX.bmp"  to "XXXX.ico" does not work.
Question by:NormaPosy
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Brad Howe earned 500 total points
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There are a TON of free online Icon converters.
Here is the i use. It is a free online converter. 
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by:Brad Howe
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Here is another nice free one i just found.
Imagicon 3.8
 Allows you to set the .ico size too in the options tab.

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ID: 33493981
Hello there...

You don't need to download any software on your computer.. YOU COULD DO CONVERSION ONLINE

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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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This is why renaming a bmp (even with the correct dimensions) won't work
You already have several useful suggestions for the many free conversion utilities out there.

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Thank you.

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