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Win 2000, creating icons

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Wilbur, Jan 27, 2003.

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  1. Wilbur

    Wilbur Thread Starter

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    Is there a way to use my own jpegs as icons on my desktop so I can get rid of all the normal generic stuff?
    I tried to target a jpeg but it didn't work. Is the file too big, the wrong type or¿

    Thanks
    Will
     
  2. Mosaic1

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    You need to use real icon files. To do that, convert the jpegs to icons. Irfanview is a free utility and will do the conversion for you. OPen the jpeg in irfanview and the go to File>Save As and save as and ico file.


    Here's the link to Irfanview:
    www.irfanview.com


    This may result in a background you want to remove from the icon.

    To do that use this utility. IconEdit32. Open the icon in IconEdit32 to create a clear background. Do that by replacing the colored squares with clear ones.


    http://www.pricelessware.org/2002/pricelesswaregraphics.htm

    You may have to make some adjustments in size and number of colors before IconEdit32 will show the file.
     
  3. Wilbur

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    Thanks for the tips, I'll try it this weekend, unless things go wrong you won't here anymore from me on this. :D

    Will
     
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