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Creating custom icons

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 2:19 am
by filmfreakk
I created my own icon using the program 'Icon Editor,' which is available with AM. I understand that, to get my icon to work, I need both the .ico AND the .png file of the icon. I have the .ico file, but how do I get a .png of it? Someone PLEASE help. Thanks in advance!
Please stop posting in caps..

PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 11:30 pm
by GM-Support

You can create PNG files with most imaging software. For example, you can create them with Microsoft Paint, included in Windows. It does even support transparency (but not alpha transparency).

Best regards,


PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 12:23 am
by filmfreakk
thank you. and sry for the caps...=[.

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 12:44 am
by Candle
If you can afford it get IconCool editor.


PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2006 1:44 am
by Chaosclone67
hello,i have a program called icon maker i'll put it up on my site soon so you can download it


PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:39 am
by mercedes
I"m trying to use the Icon editor that comes with AM..

and i draw one..and when i go to save won't save as a separate keeps replacing the other one in there...

Basically how it i hit save as or save and the box comes up..Tutorial is the place that comes up..for me to save it in..and when i click on it..there is the red key it forces me to click on it and save over top of it. or else instead of save..still says open in the box..

.ive tried to do it a few different times..made something else after that..which was a can opener and it replaces it also...its like im only able to do one at a time..i cant have alist in there..of icons..and i had better use them right away more or less..cause it only allows one icon at a time...

i hope you can understand this..hard to explain..ive even tried saving it somewhere no avail...really frustrating..

and yes im saving it as a .ico file ..kinda happesn automatically..

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:47 am
by Mystery
When you choose "save as...", you can choose the folder where you would like to save the .ico file that you have made - you can choose any place on your pc. And you can give the file a name.

If you give the .ico files that you create always a different name, no other file should be replaced by the new one.

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:31 am
by mercedes
I figured it a know the star.. like when u go to save it...its saves as *.ico...the star asterisk..was still there when i was trying to save wonder it wanted to only open and not eye site must be getting bad..thanks anyhow for ur help!

PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:59 pm
by Mystery
You're welcome Mercedes :)

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:30 pm
by chickens1127
Now how the (I did mean to curse!) heck did this end up in Creating Software for the PSP?!??!?!?!?!?!?

(100th post, doing what I love to do. Criticizing. :D :D :D )