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Old 08-21-2003, 02:00 PM   #1
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create .ico-files in linux


As I am a web developer, I am trying to make my sites address bar icons, just like the little penguin on this site, right next to the address/location bar.

As far as I know, it has to be in the .ico format.

My GIMP version doesn't support .ico files, so how do you make this kind of files in linux?

Because i doubt that the author of this wonderful site had to launch windows just to create that cool icon.

Old 08-21-2003, 02:12 PM   #2
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iirc ico's are just .bmp's with a limited pallet
Old 08-21-2003, 02:13 PM   #3
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I just found a program that seems to work - it's called png2ico and can be found at:


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