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PSD-ICOFormat-2.1b1-win: A Free Tool to Convert PSD to ICO

How to Convert PSD to ICO with PSD-ICOFormat-2.1b1-win

If you want to create icons from your Photoshop files, you might need a plugin that can save them in the ICO format. ICO is the standard file format for Windows icons and cursors. One of the plugins that can help you with this task is PSD-ICOFormat-2.1b1-win.

PSD-ICOFormat-2.1b1-win is a free plugin that gives Photoshop the ability to directly open and save Windows icon (.ICO) and cursor (.CUR) files. It supports saving .CUR files from version 2.1 or later. It is compatible with Photoshop CS5 on Intel Macintosh (32/64 bit), Photoshop CS3 & CS4 on 32-bit Intel and PowerPC Macintosh, Photoshop 3.0-7.0, CS, CS2 on PowerPC Macintosh (OS X, OS 9 and Classic), Photoshop 4.0 / MacOS 8.0 on 68K Macintosh, Photoshop 5.0 and any later version on Windows 98/NT, XP, Vista, and Windows 7, Paint Shop Pro 9, and Photoshop Elements.


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To use the plugin, you need to download it from here and move it into the "File Formats" folder inside your Photoshop Plugins folder. For Windows (32-bit), the file name is ICOFormat.8bi; for Windows (64-bit), it is ICOFormat64.8bi; for Mac OS X, it is ICOFormat.plugin (note that separate versions are provided for CS2, CS3/4 and CS5); for Mac OS X/Classic, it is icoformat; and for 68K MacOS, it is icoformat (68K). If you are running on a 64-bit Windows system and are launching the 64-bit version of Photoshop CS4 or CS5, make sure you put the plugin in the Plug-Ins folder corresponding to 64-bit Photoshop (i.e., the one in "Program Files" not "Program Files (x86)"). If you are using Corel PSP Photo X2, put the plugin in C:\\Program Files\\Corel\\Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2\\Languages\\EN\\PlugIns.

After installing the plugin, you need to quit and relaunch Photoshop. Then you can use Photoshop's Open command (File menu) to open .ICO and .CUR files (which will now appear in the file browser). You can also use Photoshop's Save command to create .ICO and .CUR files from your PSD files. If saving .CUR, note that the cursor hotspot is defined by the ruler origin.

With PSD-ICOFormat-2.1b1-win, you can easily convert your PSD files to ICO files and create icons for your Windows applications or websites.

ICO files are a convenient way to store multiple icon sizes and color depths in a single file. This allows Windows to choose the best icon for the display settings and reduce the file size. ICO files can also store transparency information, which makes the icons look smooth and professional. ICO files can have up to 256x256 pixels and 32-bit color depth.

To change the cursor hotspot, you need to use Photoshop's Ruler tool (View menu) and drag the origin point to the desired location. The origin point is the intersection of the horizontal and vertical rulers. The cursor hotspot is the pixel that will be under the mouse pointer when the cursor is displayed. You can also use Photoshop's Info panel (Window menu) to see the coordinates of the origin point and adjust them manually.

In conclusion, PSD-ICOFormat-2.1b1-win is a useful plugin that enables you to convert PSD files to ICO files and create icons for Windows. It is easy to install and use, and it supports various Photoshop versions and platforms. It also allows you to save cursor files with custom hotspots. If you are looking for a simple and free way to create icons from your Photoshop files, you should give PSD-ICOFormat-2.1b1-win a try. e3ff22d237


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