Create icons for free!

Create icons for free!

Instead of shelling out for an icon editor, you can create icons with a free icon format plugin for Photoshop: Download it here. I have very simple icon needs, since I just need to create favicons for the web sites we build.

The old icon method (not free!)

I was using an older version of Microangelo for years for icon creation (not a free program). To create an icon, I'd format it in Photoshop, and then import it into Microangelo as a GIF, which meant I couldn't get the slick transparency you see on a lot of favicons these days. And it took twice as long. Now, I just create my 16x16 icon, and then save it as a .ico file. It's nice to leverage my Adobe Suite purchase to save a few bucks on un-free icon software. The one thing that doesn't seem to work right is that when you go to save the icon, it doesn't display other files of the same type. So, you can't tell if you've already got a favicon.ico in your directory already. It does, however, warn you if you try to overwrite it.

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