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How do I open and save .ico files in photoshop?

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And no, before anyone posts, I am not asking for a link to a website that will convert images to .ico format, what I am asking for is a method to open and save icon (.ico) files in Photoshop itself. I have found a few methods online, but they appear to be outdated, as they did not work.

 

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Pretty sure you need a plugin to do it natively in photoshop. Have you tried just changing the extension to .png to open it and then change it back to .ico afterwards?

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Pretty sure you need a plugin to do it natively in photoshop. Have you tried just changing the extension to .png to open it and then change it back to .ico afterwards?

Tried saving a file as .ico, and it does turn PNG's to icons, but when setting it as an actual icon for a folder I get the message "The file (file path) contains no icons". I tried installing the plugin, but every guide I have found mentions a "File Formats" folder existing under "Plug-ins" which does not exist for me, and creating it and installing it there does nothing.

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Tried saving a file as .ico, and it does turn PNG's to icons, but when setting it as an actual icon for a folder I get the message "The file (file path) contains no icons". I tried installing the plugin, but every guide I have found mentions a "File Formats" folder existing under "Plug-ins" which does not exist for me, and creating it and installing it there does nothing.

They're probably outdated :( last time I as looking for such plugins  it was for like CS3 while CS6 was the latest

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Tried it before, and tried it again now for good measure. I follow the instructions to the letter, but it doesn't work, the format does not appear.

Works fine

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  • 6 years later...

August 2022: Downloaded the 64bit format from telegraphics, copied to %system%:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Plug-ins the extracted file. Restarted Photoshop 2021 and worked instantly.

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