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How do i create icons?

lee123
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Hi there i know you can use ms paint to make icons but how would you do this does anybody know? and when they make an icon what file do you save it as?

lee123
Nov 28 '07 #1
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Don't use Paint, get some freeware software. They are saved as a .ICO file.
Nov 28 '07 #2

lee123
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ok, well then what are some good freeware sites? if you don't mind me asking.

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Nov 28 '07 #3

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ok, well then what are some good freeware sites? if you don't mind me asking.
www.download.com is the first that comes to mind.
Nov 28 '07 #4

lee123
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Thanks, Killer42

lee123
Nov 28 '07 #5

Ali Rizwan
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Hi there i know you can use ms paint to make icons but how would you do this does anybody know? and when they make an icon what file do you save it as?
Use some kind of software to make icons don't use Paint it will not save the files in .ico format.

But you can use Photoshop or other kind of software.
But why not you download any kind of iconmaker?
Nov 28 '07 #6

lotus18
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Use some kind of software to make icons don't use pain it will not save the files in .ico format

But you can use Photoshop or other kind of software
But whynot you download any kind of iconmaker?
Even if you save it to .ico format sometimes an invalid picture will be pop upped if you add an icon to your application. It depends upon the color settings of the icon. : )

Rey Sean
Nov 28 '07 #7

9815402440
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hi
i use visual c++ to create icons. it is easy. first draw your icon in mspaint.

now open visual c++. click on file menu and click on new option.
now select Files tab and select 'Icon file' in the list. copy image in the mspaint to the clip board. in the vc++ window click on the edit menu and click Paste optoin. open file menu and select save as option. save your file where you want.
you can also edit the icon image in the vc++ window.

regards
manpreet singh dhillon hoshiarpur
Nov 28 '07 #8

lotus18
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hi
i use visual c++ to create icons. it is easy. first draw your icon in mspaint.

now open visual c++. click on file menu and click on new option.
now select Files tab and select 'Icon file' in the list. copy image in the mspaint to the clip board. in the vc++ window click on the edit menu and click Paste optoin. open file menu and select save as option. save your file where you want.
you can also edit the icon image in the vc++ window.

regards
manpreet singh dhillon hoshiarpur
It is still better to use other image editing/drawing tools rather than ms paint. I have a plug-in here for photoshop that can read and save .ico format, if you're interested i'll attach it here : )
Nov 29 '07 #9

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Have you ever written HTML using Notepad? if yes, how do you save the file as a HTML file? If you don't know, then this is it. Click 'Save As' from file, in the file name text box, just type the name.html. Do the same when using MS Paint. Do your work, then select 'Save As', in the save dialogue box, where you have 'File name' type your Imagename.ico.

Now to have a perfect Icon size, resize the workspace of your MS Paint to close up with your image by dragging the small blue handles usually located half way on the right side of the work environment as well as half way at the bottom of the work area.

Good luck.
Nov 29 '07 #10

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