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Create ico images in Acrylic? (Alcide) - 11/7/2005 4:32 PM PST RRS feed

  • Question

  • By: Alcide

    Hello All,

    Can one create .ico files in Acrylic? I checked Microsoft's MSDN
    instructions on creating ico's, but it recommends Photoshop.

    Any help on this would be nice--and save me from having to buy Photoshop
    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 5:07 PM
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Answers

  • By: Annie
    Hi Alcide,

    Welcome to our newsgroup!

    The artist who makes the stroke for Acrylic made icons for all the
    developers. You can see one of the icons on Andrew's web site (look in the
    address bar and toward the bottom of the page).
    http://www.myshoggoth.com/Categories/Acrylic.html

    I would think you could make your icon in vector format, shrink it down to
    the size you want, and then convert it to pixel format for saving.

    Annie

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:35 PM
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  • By: Bill Marriott

    If you're serious about making icons, I recommend Axialis Icon Workshop 6:

    http://www.axialis.com/

    Photoshop and Acrylic are not the ideal tools for creating good 16x16, 32x32
    icons in 16-, 256-, and true-color permutations. (But they are good for
    doing the initial design of the high-res icon.) Axialis handles all the
    "little things" associated with icon production very nicely.

    Bill

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    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:40 PM
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  • By: Henry Ståhle
    Create a vector or bitmap in Acrylic and save it as a *.png file. Open it in
    XnView. Resize it if needed. Save it as a *.ico file.

    That's it!

    Henry

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    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:42 PM
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  • By Tarc
    Great application there "Xnview"
    It has many options and seems intuitive.
    Too bad it does not handle .Riff files (Is there any browser that does?!)

    I was using acdsee 3.2 wich was fast. (Didn't like the newest versions so
    much...)

    And I must say that is also because of you that I am now hooked on acrylics,
    thru Ida and your tutorials!

    so twice a thanks Henry!





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  • By: Annie
    Hi Alcide,

    Welcome to our newsgroup!

    The artist who makes the stroke for Acrylic made icons for all the
    developers. You can see one of the icons on Andrew's web site (look in the
    address bar and toward the bottom of the page).
    http://www.myshoggoth.com/Categories/Acrylic.html

    I would think you could make your icon in vector format, shrink it down to
    the size you want, and then convert it to pixel format for saving.

    Annie

    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:35 PM
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  • By: Alcide

    Hi Annie et. al.,

    Thank you for the gracious welcome. I will try that.

    I look forward to checking out this group on a regular basis.



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    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:37 PM
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  • By: Annie

    Hi Annie et. al.,

    Thank you for the gracious welcome. I will try that.

    I look forward to checking out this group on a regular basis.



    "Annie" wrote:

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    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:38 PM
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  • By: Annie
    Great! It will be a pleasure to have you join us!

    Annie


    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:40 PM
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  • By: Bill Marriott

    If you're serious about making icons, I recommend Axialis Icon Workshop 6:

    http://www.axialis.com/

    Photoshop and Acrylic are not the ideal tools for creating good 16x16, 32x32
    icons in 16-, 256-, and true-color permutations. (But they are good for
    doing the initial design of the high-res icon.) Axialis handles all the
    "little things" associated with icon production very nicely.

    Bill

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  • By: Henry Ståhle
    Create a vector or bitmap in Acrylic and save it as a *.png file. Open it in
    XnView. Resize it if needed. Save it as a *.ico file.

    That's it!

    Henry

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    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:42 PM
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  • By Tarc
    Great application there "Xnview"
    It has many options and seems intuitive.
    Too bad it does not handle .Riff files (Is there any browser that does?!)

    I was using acdsee 3.2 wich was fast. (Didn't like the newest versions so
    much...)

    And I must say that is also because of you that I am now hooked on acrylics,
    thru Ida and your tutorials!

    so twice a thanks Henry!





    "Henry Ståhle" <henry@bildsajten.com> wrote in message
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    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:43 PM
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  • By: Alcide

    Thanks for the info.

    What/where is "Xnview"?

    Thanks for the help.

    "Tarc" wrote:

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    Wednesday, February 20, 2008 6:44 PM
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  • By: Henry Ståhle
    I have been using XnView for some years, it always behaved very well. Never
    crashed on me, ever!

    About the *.rif file format (Corel Painter's native format): I have written
    to the developer of XnView to support it, but the documentation on the
    format is too poor for him to use, he told me. Since *.rif is now is
    supported in the mac OS's Spotlight finder, it might not be far off before
    Windows will support it too? I hope Corel will share documentation on *.rif
    for the sake of Painters on the Windows platform.

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