Converting a normal image into a favicon

Converting a normal image into a favicon

You can use an existing picture as a favicon. Resize the image you want to use 16 pixels by 16 pixels,. Save as BMP or GIF.

After saving it, run image through the converter at, or (haven’t tried this) to create a favicon

Name the file “favicon.ico” if it isn’t already using all lowercase.

Upload to root and add tags head:

link href=”favicon.ico” rel=”shortcut icon” /
link href=”animated_favicon1.gif” rel=”icon” type=”image/gif” /

or full

link href=”” rel=”icon” type=”image/x-icon” /
link href=”” rel=”shortcut icon” type=”image/x-icon” /

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