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Morthawt

How to do correct icons that scale in windows with ctrl + Scroll up

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Morthawt

Now that there is no default icon, I am going to want to design an icon for some of my programs to prevent them looking disgusting. I can make an .ico with photoshop but last time I did that the icon did not scale when you make icons large in windows. All other programs scale nicely but for some reason mine did not. 

Is there a correct way of making the icon scale?

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DatMCEyeBall

If you open up the .ico in photoshop, are there multiple layers?

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Morthawt

I have nothing at the moment, I am just trying to get the method before I go messing with it. As far as I am aware an ico file is a static one layer file. I could be wrong though.

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mojomatt

You'll likely need to save the .ico with multiple images of various sizes.  Try a program like IcoFX.

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KaFu

You need to have multiple icons in the .ico file (see "Size requirements: The full set includes 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, and 256x256"):

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa511280.aspx

My favorite program for concatenating icons is "@icon sushi".

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Morthawt

You need to have multiple icons in the .ico file (see "Size requirements: The full set includes 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, and 256x256"):

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa511280.aspx

My favorite program for concatenating icons is "@icon sushi".

 

Thanks, I will try this.

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