No fuss, no bother,
IrfanView quickly converts my .jpg images to .ico ; giving me visually meaningful desktop icons.
Recently I became interested in customising my desktop icons. Specifically (so far): shortcuts to webpages which otherwise would, by default, show the browser’s icon. Regular readers may recall that Mr 17 helpfully photoshopped two creative commons images into one; and that it was only after much fuss I found an online converter to achieve an .ico file.
… and more (later)…
Apparently IrfanView is capable of tons more than this little thing I needed. It will come in handy:
- when I have time to learn more about optimising (beyond cropping and resizing images with Paint to 500px or less before uploading)
- or for working with layers (see if I can stretch beyond the gimp tutorials with which I made a couple of textures for SecondLife).
For future reference, with IrfanView icons are a simple matter of: