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Re: TECH: Site Icons

From:Keith Gaughan <kmgaughan@...>
Date:Wednesday, June 7, 2006, 19:31
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Paul Bennett wrote:
> -----Original Message----- > >> From: Yahya Abdal-Aziz <yahya@...> >> >> Hi Paul, and others, >> >> On Tue, 6 Jun 2006 Paul Bennett wrote: >>> >>> That'll make a passable (but non-optimal) Windows .ICO file. >> >> To make an optimal one, you need to define >> the criterion or objective function to optimise. >> And what was your criterion of optimality, >> anyway? > > The best Windows .ico files (relative to the needs of most content > creators) contain multiple versions for display, usually several > sizes and color depths. Letting Windows do the conversion for > display produces results of variable quality, by which I mean the > algorithm can't know which features of your particular icon are > most important to you, as a content-creator.
And on that note, once you've the individual .ico files, a great utility for combining .ico files of varying dimensions and resolutions into a single file is Icollator by Andrew Vardeman. It's written in Java, so as long as you've the JVM installed, it'll run anywhere. Just Google for it. For a favicon, however, all you need is an .ico file with at least one 16x16 image. I use Photoshop myself, and to export .ico files from that, you need an extra plugin. The one I use can be downloaded from - -- Keith Gaughan | Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. -- Leonardo Da Vinci (attributed) -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.2 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - iD8DBQFEhwn8aC1DzM+fZHMRAgqzAJ41YhQbcjTpbvT+sAueaNES2Ck/OwCgqhlm mdwJMYOiEe9pEZNvrU5xXZ4= =Mt9K -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----