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Icon to PNG conversion tools

#1 Post by lautrepay » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:47 pm

[Moderator note: this thread was split from the SE-Explorer thread.]

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webfork wrote:Just found a great use for this program when submitting programs to the database:
  1. Launch program and navigate the file manager to a given EXE file
  2. Right-click on the file, select View and choose Dll Inspector from the submenu
  3. In the window that appears, click on the 32x32 icon and choose Export Selected Image as below:

    Image
  4. Save the PNG file to upload to the new entry (ideally use a program like PNGOptimizer to help reduce file size)
Previously I was using a rather lengthy process with Windows Explorer, Greenshot, and RIOT to get files down to 32x32 so this discovery is a huge time saver for perfectly-sized icons.
webfork, this can be made with almost any icon editors (Greenfish Icon Editor Pro and IcoFX, both in the database, come to mind). Just open the .exe, .dll, etc. with them and you are ready to go. With the advantage that you can make some retouches if necessary.

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Re: SE-Explorer - file manager with viewers

#2 Post by I am Baas » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:07 pm

webfork wrote:Previously I was using a rather lengthy process.
You still are... give Quick_Any2Ico a try:

1. drag & drop
2. select "Save as PNG
3. adjust options and extract
2016-01-21_080421.jpg
Icons from File is a good alternative.
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Re: SE-Explorer - file manager with viewers

#3 Post by lautrepay » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:21 pm

@Baas: I have to recognize that you method is faster than mine's... thanks. :x
:D

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Re: SE-Explorer - file manager with viewers

#4 Post by Midas » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:08 am

I'll join with my system for icon extraction: drag and drop the executable to a yaPed BeCyIconGraber (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... hp?t=20928) and save to multi-paged ICO. :)

But I like Baas' (above, because PNG) so will try it...

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Re: SE-Explorer - file manager with viewers

#5 Post by I am Baas » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:03 am

Midas wrote:I'll join with my system for icon extraction: drag and drop the executable to a yaPed BeCyIconGraber (http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/ ... hp?t=20928) and save to multi-paged ICO. :)<br sab="730"><br sab="731">But I like Baas' (above, because PNG) so will try it...
:o

BeCyIconGraber can do that too...
2016-01-21_231514.jpg

BTW, there seems to be a problem with BeCyIconGrabberPortable config file (yaP).
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Re: SE-Explorer - file manager with viewers

#6 Post by Midas » Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:10 am

I am Baas wrote:BeCyIconGraber can do that too...

[...]

BTW, there seems to be a problem with BeCyIconGrabberPortable config file (yaP).
  • Yep, you're right Baas. Just never even did notice. As for the launcher problem, after checking I realized I'm using an obsolete v0.33 launcher that's working fine with the following config file:
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      ; configuration file for yaP (http://rolandtoth.hu/yaP/)
      ; available macros: {YAPROOT} {EXEPATH} {DRIVE} {CLIPBOARD} {LINEBREAK}
      
      [GENERAL] 
      ; general launcher settings
      
      application=BeCyIconGrabber.main
      
      [...]
      
      [REGISTRY KEYS]
      ; main app's regkeys to create/backup/restore/delete/export
      ; settings.reg=HKCU\Software\MyApp
      .=HKCU\Software\Benjamin Bentmann\BeCyIconGrabber
      delempty=HKCU\Software\Benjamin Bentmann
      
      [...]
      

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Re: SE-Explorer - file manager with viewers

#7 Post by webfork » Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:46 am

Wow, thanks for all the suggestions. I've been doing this all wrong for a very long time now.

Now time to split off this thread from SE-Explorer.

EDIT: Here's the original Quick_Any2Ico thread.

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