Hey Inskapers, beste Luc (wederom!),

I use to make a lot of icons in Inskape for my job, and there are two tools that make this job considerably easier. Both are for WinXP, though. I assume we're making a lot of icons, though, and that the icons are saved as svg files in a single directory. This is what I do:
1) use a batch file to convert them to PNG
2) use a program called IconBox or  toycon to convert them to windows ICO files

Ok, in more detail:

1) The batch file is a text file that you can make in notepad. Just open notepad and copy paste the following text in it (without the dotted lines)
for /R %%i in (*.svg) do "C:\Progra~1\Inkscape\inkscape.exe" -f "%%~fi" -e "%%~dpni.png" -w 256
Then, save the file in the same directory as the icons under the name "svg2png_256.bat". Now, execute this file by double-clicking and it will convert als SVG files to PNG files. Very easy. Saves the trouble of exporting them manually to PNG files all the time.

2) go to "http://www.customxp.net/forum/showthread.php?p=121578" (French language, I'm sorry) and download toYcon (formally named IconBox), install, execute and drop the directory with the icons on the program! Done!

Ofcourse, for a single file, step number two is enough and it will just convert any PNG to ICO. Just what you need, isn't it?

DISCLAIMER: the responsibilty for scanning for malware is yours, ofcourse!

good luck, veel plezier,


-----Original Message-----
From: inkscape-user-bounces@lists.sourceforge.net on behalf of Joop B. Buker
Sent: Fri 25-May-07 17:15
To: Inkscape User Community
Subject: Re: [Inkscape-user] Making an ico file

I want to make some icons with Inkscape.

                I hope there is a simple solution, but I cannot find it in the documention.

        You can't save directly as .ico from Inkscape. A good option is to
        export a PNG, open the PNG with GIMP (http://gimp.org) and save from
        there as .ico

Thanks for your quick response. A pity it cannot be completely done inside inkscape.



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