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Batch convert to ico
#1
I have 6 PNG files. Which is the best way to create ICO files out of them ? I intend to use them as icon files in Window 10.

Is there any batch convert option available for this workflow ? Thanks.
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#2
(10-29-2021, 03:55 PM)meetdilip Wrote: I have 6 PNG files. Which is the best way to create ICO files out of them ? I intend to use them as icon files in Window 10.

Is there any batch convert option available for this workflow ? Thanks.

For batch operations there is the BIMP plugin.  For the Windows version https://alessandrofrancesconi.it/project...index.html  
I keep a linux version here:  https://www.gimp-forum.net/Thread-BIMP-v...7#pid21417
but...
An icon something.ico can contain several different sizes 16x16 px - through to - 256x256 px as layers There are scripts to make these. 

Assuming a single layer only, say 256x256 px is ok, are your png's suitable for this small size? Large files might not scale well.
Answer, Yes, in which case BIMP can add the png files (1) add procedures (2) which might be resize if required (3) and change image format to ico (4) and export the result to a folder (5)  

   

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For info 
A script to make a multi-layer icon file https://github.com/pixlsus/registry.gimp...ify2_1.scm
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#3
My images are 512 px PNG

Please find attached. It would be nice to know how to use them on Windows 10 as folder icons

Do I need to use the multilayer method you mentioned so that it will scale well ?

Thanks to you,  I was able to use BIMP. But even with 512px, the folder icons appear small when used as custom icons on folders. Attaching the full set of ICO. If possible, please take a look

Missed the script. Will try now Smile

Thanks a lot. Looks the script does the trick. We need to use that multilayer ICO for it to work well on all sizes.


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.zip   512 PNG.zip (Size: 169.01 KB / Downloads: 15)
.zip   ICO.zip (Size: 169.18 KB / Downloads: 14)
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#4
edit: Just saw your added comments..however

They are ok. Scaled 50% and exported as .ico using BIMP

I recommend making your own icon folder in Users. Then it is shortcut properties to change the icon. This one, your blue folder icon for WordPad https://i.imgur.com/O55f5kN.jpg
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#5
Quote:I recommend making your own icon folder in Users. Then it is shortcut properties to change the icon. This one, your blue folder icon for WordPad

Not sure about this part. I have all the icons in one folder. Is it the same as having an icon folder in Users ? Thanks.
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(10-29-2021, 06:57 PM)meetdilip Wrote: Not sure about this part. I have all the icons in one folder. Is it the same as having an icon folder in Users ?

Yes, that is what I meant.
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#7
Thanks. Smile
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