How Can I Create an Icon From a .JPG Image in WinXP Pro SP2?



AA Smith
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
The Subject above poses my entire Question. I shall very much appreciate
your help.

With kindest regards,

Dick Smith

Andrew E.
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
R.click on the desktop,new,shrtcut,browse for what youre creating or where,
once created,R.click on the icon,properties,change icon.

"AA Smith" wrote:

> The Subject above poses my entire Question. I shall very much appreciate
> your help.
>
> With kindest regards,
>
> Dick Smith
>
>
>

Devious
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Do you mean use a JPG as an icon for a shortcut?
If thats it then right click on a shortcut. go to properties. Choose
Change icon and then
find the .jpg image you want as the icon.

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
I guess you have not tried this! If you had you wouldn't be saying to do
this.

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Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Devious" <devious_05@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1117756762.359568.310560@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Do you mean use a JPG as an icon for a shortcut?
> If thats it then right click on a shortcut. go to properties. Choose
> Change icon and then
> find the .jpg image you want as the icon.
>

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
I guess you have not tried this either! If you had you wouldn't be saying to
do this.

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


"Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com> wrote in message
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> R.click on the desktop,new,shrtcut,browse for what youre creating or
> where,
> once created,R.click on the icon,properties,change icon.
>
> "AA Smith" wrote:
>
>> The Subject above poses my entire Question. I shall very much appreciate
>> your help.
>>
>> With kindest regards,
>>
>> Dick Smith
>>
>>
>>

Richard Urban
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Go here to learn. http://www.web-source.net/icon_basics.htm

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


" AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
news:Oh%23IoJ8ZFHA.3224@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> The Subject above poses my entire Question. I shall very much appreciate
> your help.
>
> With kindest regards,
>
> Dick Smith
>

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
AA Smith wrote:

> The Subject above poses my entire Question. I shall very much
> appreciate your help.
>
> With kindest regards,
>
> Dick Smith

The Mighty Google produces about 760,000 results using the search term,
"create icons XP". To make it even easier for you, here is the search
link:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=create+icons+XP&btnG=Google+Search

Malke
--
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic!"
MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

AA Smith
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Hi, Andrew;

Actually, I guess I didn't pose my question in the right way. I know how to
create an icon. What I don't know is how to change the IMAGE ON the icon
after I've created it to content from a .JPG file. Right-clicking on the
icon and selecting properties won't let me do that because the process that
takes place when I click on the Change Icon button will only accept icon
files--not .JPG images.

Please forgive my lack of clarity in my original post as regards what I
really need to know.
--
With kindest regards,

Dick Smith
"Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com> wrote in message
news:7809ADDB-D0AD-47AF-85CE-531D12DAD765@microsoft.com...
> R.click on the desktop,new,shrtcut,browse for what youre creating or
> where,
> once created,R.click on the icon,properties,change icon.
>
> "AA Smith" wrote:
>
>> The Subject above poses my entire Question. I shall very much appreciate
>> your help.
>>
>> With kindest regards,
>>
>> Dick Smith
>>
>>
>>

AA Smith
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Hi, Richard;

Actually, I guess I didn't pose my question the right way. I know how to
create an icon. What I don't know is how to change the IMAGE ON the icon
after I've created it to content from a .JPG file. Right-clicking on the
icon and selecting properties won't let me do that because the process that
takes place when I click on the Change Icon button will only accept icon
files--not .JPG images.

Please forgive my lack of clarity in my original post as regards what I
really need to know.
--
With kindest regards,

Dick Smith
"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:%23jKUxB9ZFHA.900@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>I guess you have not tried this either! If you had you wouldn't be saying
>to do this.
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> "Andrew E." <eckrichco@msn.com> wrote in message
> news:7809ADDB-D0AD-47AF-85CE-531D12DAD765@microsoft.com...
>> R.click on the desktop,new,shrtcut,browse for what youre creating or
>> where,
>> once created,R.click on the icon,properties,change icon.
>>
>> "AA Smith" wrote:
>>
>>> The Subject above poses my entire Question. I shall very much
>>> appreciate
>>> your help.
>>>
>>> With kindest regards,
>>>
>>> Dick Smith
>>>
>>>
>>>
>
>

AA Smith
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Hi, Devious;

Actually, I guess I didn't pose my question the right way. I know how to
create an icon. What I don't know is how to change the IMAGE ON the icon
after I've created it to content from a .JPG file. Right-clicking on the
icon and selecting properties won't let me do that because the process that
takes place when I click on the Change Icon button will only accept icon
files--not .JPG images.

Please forgive my lack of clarity in my original post as regards what I
really need to know.
--
With kindest regards,

Dick Smith
"Devious" <devious_05@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1117756762.359568.310560@g47g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Do you mean use a JPG as an icon for a shortcut?
> If thats it then right click on a shortcut. go to properties. Choose
> Change icon and then
> find the .jpg image you want as the icon.
>

AA Smith
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Thanks, Richard! I'll check this out.
--
With kindest regards,

Dick Smith
"Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:et2quD9ZFHA.2788@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> Go here to learn. http://www.web-source.net/icon_basics.htm
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Richard Urban
>
> aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
>
> If you knew as much as you think you know,
> You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
>
>
> " AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:Oh%23IoJ8ZFHA.3224@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> The Subject above poses my entire Question. I shall very much appreciate
>> your help.
>>
>> With kindest regards,
>>
>> Dick Smith
>>
>
>

AA Smith
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Thanks, Malke! I'll check this out.

Actually, I guess I didn't pose my question properly. I know how to create
an icon. What I don't know is how to change the IMAGE ON the icon after
I've created it to content from a .JPG file. Right-clicking on the icon and
selecting properties won't let me do that because the process that takes
place when I click on the Change Icon button will only accept icon
files--not .JPG images.

Please forgive my lack of clarity in my original post as regards what I
really need to know.
--
With kindest regards,

Dick Smith

"Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
news:%23ha6cU9ZFHA.3784@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> AA Smith wrote:
>
>> The Subject above poses my entire Question. I shall very much
>> appreciate your help.
>>
>> With kindest regards,
>>
>> Dick Smith
>
> The Mighty Google produces about 760,000 results using the search term,
> "create icons XP". To make it even easier for you, here is the search
> link:
>
> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=create+icons+XP&btnG=Google+Search
>
> Malke
> --
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic!"
> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User

Daniel Crichton
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
wrote on Thu, 2 Jun 2005 20:09:20 -0500:

> Thanks, Malke! I'll check this out.
>
> Actually, I guess I didn't pose my question properly. I know how to
> create an icon. What I don't know is how to change the IMAGE ON the icon
> after I've created it to content from a .JPG file. Right-clicking on the
> icon and selecting properties won't let me do that because the process
> that takes place when I click on the Change Icon button will only accept
> icon files--not .JPG images.

When you say you know how to make icons, are we to assume that means you are
creating a Shortcut? An icon is a type of image file, and shortcut is a link
to something that has an icon displayed. From your description you are
creating a shortcut and want to change the icon image.

You will need to find a program that can convert the JPG you have to an icon
(.ICO) file. You will probably have to manipulate the JPG to get it to fit
to the constraints of the icon image format, and if it's not a square image
(ie. there are areas that will need to be transparent) then it's even
messier as you'll have to edit the pixels where the transparency should be.
There are plenty of programs around to help with creating icons - for
instance, a quick search on Google brings up http://www.icon-editor.net/
which lists JPG import as one of it's features.

Dan

NotMe
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
open the desired .jpf in your graphice program. save a copy as a .bmp file,
resize to 16x16 or 32x32 depending on application, save as .ico file
the .jpg image will now be visible on the newly created icon

--
For evil to prosper requires only that good men remain silent!
" AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
news:Ot0tij9ZFHA.3072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Thanks, Malke! I'll check this out.
>
> Actually, I guess I didn't pose my question properly. I know how to
> create an icon. What I don't know is how to change the IMAGE ON the icon
> after I've created it to content from a .JPG file. Right-clicking on the
> icon and selecting properties won't let me do that because the process
> that takes place when I click on the Change Icon button will only accept
> icon files--not .JPG images.
>
> Please forgive my lack of clarity in my original post as regards what I
> really need to know.
> --
> With kindest regards,
>
> Dick Smith
>
> "Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
> news:%23ha6cU9ZFHA.3784@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>> AA Smith wrote:
>>
>>> The Subject above poses my entire Question. I shall very much
>>> appreciate your help.
>>>
>>> With kindest regards,
>>>
>>> Dick Smith
>>
>> The Mighty Google produces about 760,000 results using the search term,
>> "create icons XP". To make it even easier for you, here is the search
>> link:
>>
>> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=create+icons+XP&btnG=Google+Search
>>
>> Malke
>> --
>> Elephant Boy Computers
>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>> "Don't Panic!"
>> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

AA Smith
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Hi, Dan!

You're absolutely right. I did mean Shortcut instead of icon. I'll check
out the icon editor. Thanks!
--
With kindest regards,

Dick Smith
"Daniel Crichton" <msnews@worldofspack.co.uk> wrote in message
news:uiOgSfBaFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> wrote on Thu, 2 Jun 2005 20:09:20 -0500:
>
>> Thanks, Malke! I'll check this out.
>>
>> Actually, I guess I didn't pose my question properly. I know how to
>> create an icon. What I don't know is how to change the IMAGE ON the icon
>> after I've created it to content from a .JPG file. Right-clicking on the
>> icon and selecting properties won't let me do that because the process
>> that takes place when I click on the Change Icon button will only accept
>> icon files--not .JPG images.
>
> When you say you know how to make icons, are we to assume that means you
> are creating a Shortcut? An icon is a type of image file, and shortcut is
> a link to something that has an icon displayed. From your description you
> are creating a shortcut and want to change the icon image.
>
> You will need to find a program that can convert the JPG you have to an
> icon (.ICO) file. You will probably have to manipulate the JPG to get it
> to fit to the constraints of the icon image format, and if it's not a
> square image (ie. there are areas that will need to be transparent) then
> it's even messier as you'll have to edit the pixels where the transparency
> should be. There are plenty of programs around to help with creating
> icons - for instance, a quick search on Google brings up
> http://www.icon-editor.net/ which lists JPG import as one of it's
> features.
>
> Dan
>

AA Smith
07-10-2005, 12:57 AM
Thanks, NotMe!

I appreciate your feedback.
Incidentally, I couldn't agree more with your signature line. That's
precisely what's wrong with the world today.
--
With kindest regards,

Dick Smith
What does the Reichstag fire and 9/11 have in common?
Both were used by their perpetrators as an excuse to eliminate
constitutional rights.
And, they were perpetrated by the same clique.
"NotMe" <Dewmealso@aol.com> wrote in message
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> open the desired .jpf in your graphice program. save a copy as a .bmp
> file, resize to 16x16 or 32x32 depending on application, save as .ico file
> the .jpg image will now be visible on the newly created icon
>
> --
> For evil to prosper requires only that good men remain silent!
> " AA Smith" <SmithRMS@Comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:Ot0tij9ZFHA.3072@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Thanks, Malke! I'll check this out.
>>
>> Actually, I guess I didn't pose my question properly. I know how to
>> create an icon. What I don't know is how to change the IMAGE ON the icon
>> after I've created it to content from a .JPG file. Right-clicking on the
>> icon and selecting properties won't let me do that because the process
>> that takes place when I click on the Change Icon button will only accept
>> icon files--not .JPG images.
>>
>> Please forgive my lack of clarity in my original post as regards what I
>> really need to know.
>> --
>> With kindest regards,
>>
>> Dick Smith
>>
>> "Malke" <invalid@not-real.com> wrote in message
>> news:%23ha6cU9ZFHA.3784@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>> AA Smith wrote:
>>>
>>>> The Subject above poses my entire Question. I shall very much
>>>> appreciate your help.
>>>>
>>>> With kindest regards,
>>>>
>>>> Dick Smith
>>>
>>> The Mighty Google produces about 760,000 results using the search term,
>>> "create icons XP". To make it even easier for you, here is the search
>>> link:
>>>
>>> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=create+icons+XP&btnG=Google+Search
>>>
>>> Malke
>>> --
>>> Elephant Boy Computers
>>> www.elephantboycomputers.com
>>> "Don't Panic!"
>>> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
>>
>>
>
>

AA Smith
07-10-2005, 12:58 AM
Thanks, again, Dan!

I really appreciate your help. I downloaded Easy Icon Maker from
http://www.icon-editor.net/ as you suggested & gave it the ol' college try.
Works great!

Have a great weekend!
--
With kindest regards,

Dick Smith
"Daniel Crichton" <msnews@worldofspack.co.uk> wrote in message
news:uiOgSfBaFHA.3048@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
> wrote on Thu, 2 Jun 2005 20:09:20 -0500:
>
>> Thanks, Malke! I'll check this out.
>>
>> Actually, I guess I didn't pose my question properly. I know how to
>> create an icon. What I don't know is how to change the IMAGE ON the icon
>> after I've created it to content from a .JPG file. Right-clicking on the
>> icon and selecting properties won't let me do that because the process
>> that takes place when I click on the Change Icon button will only accept
>> icon files--not .JPG images.
>
> When you say you know how to make icons, are we to assume that means you
> are creating a Shortcut? An icon is a type of image file, and shortcut is
> a link to something that has an icon displayed. From your description you
> are creating a shortcut and want to change the icon image.
>
> You will need to find a program that can convert the JPG you have to an
> icon (.ICO) file. You will probably have to manipulate the JPG to get it
> to fit to the constraints of the icon image format, and if it's not a
> square image (ie. there are areas that will need to be transparent) then
> it's even messier as you'll have to edit the pixels where the transparency
> should be. There are plenty of programs around to help with creating
> icons - for instance, a quick search on Google brings up
> http://www.icon-editor.net/ which lists JPG import as one of it's
> features.
>
> Dan
>


How Can I Create an Icon From a .JPG Image in WinXP Pro SP2?