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File conversion to .ico

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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.
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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.
http://www.convertico.com/ 
Cheers,
Hades666
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by:Brad Howe
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Here is another nice free one i just found.
Imagicon 3.8
http://files3.download3000.com/download/0c3e0f614a7a6c23667bc6b23defeb6d/101/9302/ImagiconSetup.exe
 Allows you to set the .ico size too in the options tab.
Cheers,
Hades666
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by:coolnoble
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Hello there...

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

http://www.coolutils.com/Online/Image-Converter/

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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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This is why renaming a bmp (even with the correct dimensions) won't work
http://wiki.rw-designer.com/Icon_File_%28.ico%29
You already have several useful suggestions for the many free conversion utilities out there.
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Thank you.
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