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Converting a BMP (or JPG, GIF, or PNG) to
ICO for a Favorites Icon (favorite.ico)

section two below

Summary from part I: Please read my main page describing the basics of favorite icons. This page is made specifically as an example to show you how you can convert a BMP, JPG, GIF, or PNG file to a favorite icon (favicon.ico). I use IrfanView as a sample program because it is free (for non-commercial use) and is handy to have on your computer for your graphics needs.

This chapter is a section of the multi-chapter HTML tutorial, HTML: An Interactive Tutorial for Beginners.

Other web site development sections you will find interesting as a web developer are the CSS tutorial, CSS: An Interactive Tutorial for Beginners and the web design tutorial, Dave's Web Site Design Guide: Tips and Tutorials.

This is page 2 of a two page guide of converting a graphic file to ICO using free software. View page 1 here, or grab the code for a Favorites Icon if you already have the ICO converted here.

Converting my image to ICO format

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continued from part 1, click here to read part 1.

D. Decrease the Color Depth to 16.

Menu item for Color depth change.

Change color depth in IrfanView

Save as Windows ICO

IrfanView Save As...

Save picture as Windows ICO

Rename the file favicon.ico if you did not save it as that yet.

Then follow the instructions on the main Favorites Icon Guide page to load it on your web site.

HTML Code to load the Favorites Icon

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