simple tool for converting bmp to icon

Hi
I need a tool that will convert for me with simple one click files from bmp or any other format to icon.

Can any one recomand on this kind of tool or where can I find it?

Thanks
Sharon

Odd first post, but…

Depending on your OS you can try IrfanView. You must have windows to use it.

you can use the gimp to do it too, just save any image as ICO to make your icon…

it even works with 32 bit color’s, and alph masking.

to make multilayer Icons for the diffrent sizes, just add new layers, for the new icon size.
The common sizes are, 16, 24, 32,and 48, do that in 8 bit color, 16 bit color, and 32 bit color for a proper icon :slight_smile:

if you are doing cross platform, just save as .png for linux and mac :smiley:

Actually, Linux will support .svg as well, so if you use Linux I would do that. That way, you don’t need to do multiple sizes.

Thanks for your quick reply.
I will farther check those tools, in the mean time I had found some more icon conversion and design tools at outyard.com
you can check it out : http://www.outyard.com/Mall/Icon-Tools,70.aspx

Thansk
Sharon

didn’t know gimp could do that :smiley: thanks!

http://www.conware-pro.com/products/ia/about.php
Icon Art is a pretty good tool for this specific task.
You can draw Icons by pixel or import images resized automatically.
Freeware or $10 pro version.
m.a.

http://blenderartists.org/forum/clear.gif

    	 		 	 	 	 		 		 		http://www.conware-pro.com/products/ia/about.php

Icon Art is a pretty good tool for this specific task.
You can draw Icons by pixel or import images resized automatically.
Freeware or $10 pro version.
m.a.

or IcoFx which is freeware.

yeah… icoFX is a very good program and is totally free:

http://icofx.xhost.ro/