Can I have a 4 inch square icon in xp ?

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I have made my own templates for my outlook emails.   In order to have browsable example of  the templates I would like to somehow turn a minituure screen snapshot into an icon.

Or is there a better way to do this in xp ?  

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Try this. It can take an image and save it as a .ICO format.... Never used it personally, but have it bookmarked from previous threads., seems fairly popular...
How about creating a gallery-like HTA (HTML Application) page, which when the images are clicked open the appropriate templates?

I have included a small example, which will display 3 images, when you click one of the images, it will open the appropriate template in Outlook (you can add more images simply by adding more of the "<a href..." lines.

If you would like to try this method, you should be able to simply save the following snippet, adjust the paths, template names, and image names.

Please note though, when you save the following to a file, ensure that you save it with an .HTA extension as opposed to a .HTM or .HTML extension. Saving it as .HTA will ensure that the page loads quicker, and you shouldn't receive the warnings with regards to scripting (which are used in the page to load the template)
<title>Template Browser</title>
<script language="VBScript">
Sub LoadTemplate(Template)
Set WSHShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
WSHShell.Run "Outlook /recycle /t " & Template
End sub
<a href="#" onClick="LoadTemplate('C:\PathToTemplates\OLK_Template1.oft')"><img src='C:\PathToTemplates\templateMini1.jpg'></a>
<a href="#" onClick="LoadTemplate('C:\PathToTemplates\OLK_Template2.oft')"><img src='C:\PathToTemplates\templateMini2.jpg'></a>
<a href="#" onClick="LoadTemplate('C:\PathToTemplates\OLK_Template3.oft')"><img src='C:\PathToTemplates\templateMini3.jpg'></a>

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the icon software is very good, works and is very easy.  Go into pbrush, image, attributes and set your image size/   Paste your image into pbrush, save as .png.

Drop it on the applicatoin and it creates your icon !!!

pretty cool

I really think I am going to have to use the html solution because icons are so darn small


Um,  I thought I split the points.  you gave a great solution.

Sorry John.

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No problem, Ive got plenty....   :)

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