How to use .PNG icons - Windows 7

Guyz,

I just downloaded sum icons but i am unable to use them in Win7 x64, as the format is not supported – Its in .PNG format.

I want to change the icons on my folders & desktop shortcuts – So how to do it.

PS: I am shocked to see tht PNG is not supported in Win7
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  1. Windows icons have to be in *.ico format. *.png, *.jpg, *.gif, etc. won't work. Windows 7 is quite happy with *.png files where they are appropriate - e.g. in IE.
  2. Irfanview can convert many file formats including .ico

    http://www.irfanview.com/

    Open it save as then select .ico. You may need to enable transparency for it to look right.

    EDIT, do not let irfanview take all image formats(as a default app or file association) unless you want it to. And there may be some kind of toolbar option you will want to uncheck.



    iconedit32 is also a good one with options for multi sized(16x16 + 32x32 + 48x48 ect) icons in one file
  3. Thx nukemaster !

    I would like to know guyz, if all .PNG needs to be converted than what OS use .PNG then ?

    Also, do tellme what you all guyz recommend the best software to convert....
  4. Mac OSX uses PNG
  5. craige4u said:
    Also, do tellme what you all guyz recommend the best software to convert....

    If all the files are already the right size and have a transparent color, Irfanview should be able to batch covert them. Worst case, you have to select the transparent color for each one as it does the work.
  6. You can this site which will do it for you automatically and you only have to download the new icon file and it does this in seconds
    http://www.convertico.com/
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