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.ico files are 32x32 pixels in size and have a 16 color palette.
If you make sure that your .bmp file meets those restraints, you should be
able to get a workable .ico by changing the extension.
From: Carnall, Jane [mailto:Jane -dot- Carnall -at- compaq -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, February 08, 2001 9:31 AM
Cc: 'Dannette Thompson'
Subject: RE: Creating ICO (icon) files
<snip useful suggestions>
>One thing I learned: Renaming a bitmap file with an .ICO extension DOES NOT
>work!! You really need to bring it into a progam for converting files into
Well, it may not invariably work, but it absolutely works for me: I'd never
thought of it before, but I opened up a bitmap file in Paint (v.4.0),
selected Save As and saved it with extension .ico , and bobsyerauntie, I had
an icon. I could, and did, assign my new icon file to a Windows program. I'm
running Windows NT.
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