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12 May 2014

Create Professional Looking favicon.ico and .ico for .exe Programs

Let's start with this:

1. If you already have a corportate big  logo - open it in GIMP and go to : Layer-->Transparancy-->Color to Alpha and press OK:
2.Export the result as a PNG

3. Then go to the web site and import your image:
4.Select all 4 sizes, press OK and then click on Export.
5. Done! We've just created an awesome professional lookin favicon.ico file

This is how it will look in real life:

This file can also be used for .exe files. 

The resulting .ICO file will contain 4 different sizes in it. Each size will be used by a browser or Windows 7/8 OS to depending on the context.