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Decent free .ico editor?

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    Wells

    I'm looking for a decent and free .ico editor that supports alpha channels. I've been through countless program and they have all been buggy as hell or generated corrupt icons.

    I've resorted to using photoshop to generate a raw image with the correct RGBA byte format, then hexediting the appropriate parts into an icon file. This obviously isn't an ideal solution...

    Any suggestions?

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    mnuber

    I don't know for sure about the alpha channel or anything, but when I make icons in photoshop, I use an open-source icon plugin, to export the ICO correctly, maybe that could help you? Sorry if not

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    W3bbo

    There are freely available ICO plugins for Photoshop that work pretty well for editing the individual icons in an icon file, but don't let you edit the other sub-icons simultaneously, unlike Visual Studio (which doesn't support 32-bit icons), ho-hum

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    @icon sushi (strange name) works pretty well--  it'll take PNGs and convert them to icon files.

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    ericwfrost

    Thanks for the suggestion to use icon sushi. Performed like a champ! I had forgotten that ico files can have a bunch of different sizes in them. I was opening it with HyperSnap and it was driving me nuts. Smiley

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    LCARSNxG

    There is an icon/cursor plugin for Paint.Net that works really well. I have been using it for a while now.

    http://www.evanolds.com/pdnicocur.html

    It supports icon sizes 16x16 all the way up to 256x256. You can easily save any image to an icon including transparent PNG files.

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    Rhapsody

    What about IcoFX; http://icofx.ro/

    I use it in combination with Paint.NET. The Paint .NET ico plugin automatically resizes the image that's saved as an icon. IcoFX has the ability to individually set the image for each size (16x16, 24x24, 32x32.... 256x256)

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    TommyCarlier

    Rhapsody said:

    What about IcoFX; http://icofx.ro/

    I use it in combination with Paint.NET. The Paint .NET ico plugin automatically resizes the image that's saved as an icon. IcoFX has the ability to individually set the image for each size (16x16, 24x24, 32x32.... 256x256)

    +1 for IcoFX

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    JohnAskew

    Rhapsody said:

    What about IcoFX; http://icofx.ro/

    I use it in combination with Paint.NET. The Paint .NET ico plugin automatically resizes the image that's saved as an icon. IcoFX has the ability to individually set the image for each size (16x16, 24x24, 32x32.... 256x256)

    I had to go find all this stuff, excellent!

    Here's the Paint.NET ico file extension supportive plugin and instructions, danke:

    http://www.evanolds.com/IcoCur.zip

    Unzip it and put IcoCur.dll in the "FileTypes" folder in the Paint.NET directory.

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