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Once you have created a small image in Fireworks, how would you export or convert it into a format that you could use in windows for property icon. For example -- if I had a shortcut on my desktop and wanted to draw my own icon in Fireworks how do I then convert it so I can specify it as my icon of choice? Thanks...

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    Default OT:How would you create an icon file from Fireworks

    Once you have created a small image in Fireworks, how would you export
    or convert it into a format that you could use in windows for property icon.

    For example -- if I had a shortcut on my desktop and wanted to draw my
    own icon in Fireworks how do I then convert it so I can specify it as my
    icon of choice?

    Thanks

    Conjurer Guest

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    Default Re: OT:How would you create an icon file from Fireworks

    [url]www.irfanview.com[/url]

    Conjurer wrote:
    > Once you have created a small image in Fireworks, how would you export
    > or convert it into a format that you could use in windows for property
    > icon.
    >
    > For example -- if I had a shortcut on my desktop and wanted to draw my
    > own icon in Fireworks how do I then convert it so I can specify it as my
    > icon of choice?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    Craig Hartel Guest

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    Default Re: OT:How would you create an icon file from Fireworks

    Basically you just need something that will convert/read from one of FWs
    export file types to an .ICO file.

    Convertors
    [url]www.xnview.com[/url]
    [url]http://www.irfanview.com/[/url]

    Icon Editors
    [url]http://www.microangelo.us/[/url]
    [url]http://www.aha-soft.com/[/url] (new kid on the block, but fairly impressive...
    multiple utilities).

    Hope that help.

    Cheers,
    Sam

    "Conjurer" <magicremovethismind.net> wrote in message
    news:bmvjii$5ps$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > Once you have created a small image in Fireworks, how would you export
    > or convert it into a format that you could use in windows for property
    icon.
    >
    > For example -- if I had a shortcut on my desktop and wanted to draw my
    > own icon in Fireworks how do I then convert it so I can specify it as my
    > icon of choice?
    >
    > Thanks
    >

    Sam Poikail Guest

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    Default Re:OT:How would you create an icon file from Fireworks

    You could create the image in FW, and export/save it 32x32 in a common format (GIF perhaps). Use the aforementioned Irfanview to open it and save as an .ico file. Irfanview(.com) is a great little free slideshow/graphic viewer that I have been using for over 3 years now.

    Hope this helps.

    New fan of Macromedia products.
    Beatleman webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: OT:How would you create an icon file from Fireworks

    "\"Beatleman\" webforumsuser"macromedia.com wrote: 

    I, too have been using Irfanview for years. I never realized I could
    create Icon files with it. Thanks, folks.

    Yes: Irfanview is PHENOMENAL!

    Jeff C
    Jeff Guest

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