Using professional graphic editors for creating icons is difficult for a non-professional designer. SoftOrbits Icon Maker will help to make ICO file easily, providing the professional pack of features in intelligible and handy user interface. Very often an icon needs to be created from an image file in some common format like JPEG or PNG. Instead of manual copy-pasting the image to a rectangular graphic sheet, editing its aspect ratio, cutting unneeded margins, let Icon Maker do it for you. This is how to make an icon file automatically:
If there is no required size in the offered list, setup a custom resolution in 'New Size' option. The program can make ICO file saving original aspect ratio and stretching the image to a new size. You can also use options for creating Windows, iOS or Android icon located in Image menu. This is how to make icon file for specific operating system.
When saving an icon, make sure that 'ICO' file type is selected. Besides single ICO file creation, this icon maker allows to make multiple icons at once. This is how to make icon files in batch:
The generated files will have selected sizes. The trial version of Icon Maker works only in single icon mode.