Win 2000, creating icons

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Wilbur

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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¿

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Will
 
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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.
 

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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