Re: Icons

Subject: Re: Icons
From: Kim Keegan <keegan -at- EXPLORERS -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 20 May 1998 15:41:12 -0400


Assuming you're using Windows 95: I know that in Windows Paint (or is it
Paintbrush), you can do a Save As and give the file a .ICO extension (it's not
in the list of Save As file types, but it works). But of course it has to be a
BMP or PCX to start with...

As for other programs, you should visit or There
are plenty of freeware/shareware graphics programs, including specialty
utilities for icons. Some allow you to import other file types, others make you
start from scratch. I think I tried something several months ago called
IconForge from CursorArts; I'm sure I downloaded it from one of the two sites I
mentioned above. It allows you to open various image formats like ICO, BMP,
etc. as well as extract icon files from EXE and DLL files. I think it was a
30-day or 30-use demo (can't remember which), then you had to pay for it. Under
$40 if I remember. It had some interesting effects, kind of like Photoshop

I liked it, but it's the only one I've tried, and just to create one icon. I'm
sure you will receive other recommendations.

Kim Keegan

Kim Keegan
Information Developer, ISI Data Services, Dayton OH USA
Bus.: keegan -at- isidata-intrepid -dot- com
Pers.: keegan -at- explorers -dot- com

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