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Are ICONS actually GIFs?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by BigDaveinNJ, Apr 7, 2004.

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  1. BigDaveinNJ

    BigDaveinNJ Thread Starter

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    I hope this isn't off-topic, but I have downloaded some icons lately and after I download them some of the icons are in ICO format and some say GIF. Are the two interchangeable?

    Do the GIFs need to be converted somehow to ICO to become functional as an icon?

    Just curious

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  2. LONGHAIR

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    I think they are actually .bmps
     
  3. Rhettman5.1

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    Regardless, Irfanview will convert most image formats to ICO so you can use them for your desktop, just "save as" ICO
    http://www.irfanview.com/ in case you don't have it yet :)...Rhett
     
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