As many of you might already know, ICO is the graphics format used for storing simple icons on Windows-based computers. You may need to convert a JPG file to ICO format if you want to create icons for folders and application shortcuts from images stored on your computer in JPG (or JPEG) format, as JPG is the most widely used image format when it comes to storing digital photos on computers and it is supported by almost all image viewers and editors.
Now, I will show you how to turn your JPG images into Windows icons using ICO Converter 1.4 (Freeware) by Tomatosoft. This tool was chosen because it is a freeware program that provides you with one of the easiest ways to convert your images (not only JPG) into icons in no time.
You will need to download the following software to follow along with this tutorial.
These are the three simple steps for converting JPG photos to ICO images
Select the JPG image you want to convert to ICO (you can either drag-and-drop it to the interface or click on the “Select File(s)” button). You can also select multiple image files to pack into a single ICO file.
Choose the desired output location (Save As).
Click on the “Convert” button and wait for the process to end (a message will appear).
You can also convert your JPG image files to ICO format in batch mode by clicking on the “Batch mode” button. You can add the desired images by either dragging-and-dropping them to the window or by individually selecting them.
Well done! After the conversion process is completed, you will receive a message and a link that will open the folder containing the ICO file. Converting JPG images to Windows icons with ICO Converter 1.4 (Freeware) is a very simple process and it shouldn't pose any type of problems. If you are looking for advanced pieces of software that offer you extended conversion options, then check the related programs for a replacement.
- Can batch convert JPG files.
- Simple and straightforward interface.
- Free to use.
- No possibility to edit the output file.
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