Frequently Asked Questions
How This Icon Generator Works?
This is a free online tool to help you convert logo, image and photo file into *.ICO icon format. We support JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP and TIF file formats for uploading. Output size from 16x16 pixels (favicon.ico icon size), 32x32 (desktop icon), 48x48 (large XP icon) up to 128x128 pixels (Windows Vista icon size) in the *.ICO icon format. We also generate the icons with different sharpen levels to let you compare with and download.
What is Favorites Icon?
You may have noticed that some sites and blogs have little icon that appear next to the web address at the top of the page. The little icon is an .ICO icon format and named FavIcon (short for "favorites icon"). This also appears when you save the link in your browser and gives you a graphical way of looking at it. Some of the browsers support *.GIF and *.PNG formats, but .ICO format is the most common and we recommend it.(Internet Explorer only support .ico format, other formats couldn't displayed in Internet Explorer)
Setup Your Website Favorites Icon
Once your Favicon.ico file was producted via our icon generator. Please upload it to your website and add below code into your HTML. The code should be placed after your <head> tag:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" />
Make Your Icon Better
For best results, you might use a square image to upload. And if you want a transparent icon, please use a GIF or PNG file with transparency background.
What icon sizes of this Icon Generator could done?
The Icon Generator could produced several icon sizes. It's depending on your needs:
- 16x16 pixels .ICO file (favicon.ico icon size)
- 24x24 pixels .ICO file
- 32x32 pixels .ICO file (small desktop icon)
- 48x48 pixels .ICO file (large desktop icon)
- 64x64 pixels .ICO file
- 96x96 pixels .ICO file
- 128x128 pixels .ICO file (Windows Vista icon size)
What's the image format I can upload?
We support GIF, PNG, JPG, BMP, and TIFF file formats. The max upload size is 1MB.
Why my FavIcon.ico icon couldn't displayed
If you were use other icon editor to create your own FavIcon. Please make sure that your icon in the correct size and format. Because a FavIcon.ico for Internet Explorer must be square in size, .ico format and at least 16 x 16 pixels.
May I have multiple favorites icons with different web pages? and how to do that?
Yes you can.
If you want different pages on your Web site to have different Favorites Icons.
You'll need to upload those favorites icons to your site and change the code "/favicon.ico", make it point to whichever Favorites Icon you want to display for that page.
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="where your favicon.ico file located" />
Why do I need to make a FavIcon for my site?
Originally, Internet Explorer only used favicon.ico for bookmarks (MSIE 6.0 and older versions). But now, newer versions of Internet Explorer (7.0 and above) and most other browsers(Ex. Mozilla Firefox) also display the favicon in the address bar on every visit, so this is becoming more important than before.
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