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I'd like to convert svg icons to windows icons and mac icons. A free option would be the best.

  • Probably a better question for superuser.com – Abizern Jul 10 '10 at 22:43
  • Better tell people what's your platform. – zneak Jul 10 '10 at 22:44
  • Agreed re: platform. As a programmer, you can do this on a mac with the platform APIs. – Ken Jul 10 '10 at 22:59
  • @Abizern - not unless he wants to do it programmatically. @user388624 - please clarify your question so that people can assist. – Saajid Ismail Jul 10 '10 at 23:49
  • @Saajid Ismail – Since the OP mentioned the price, it's a reasonable assumption that a software tool is required rather than code snippets. – Abizern Jul 11 '10 at 8:27
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There's a free online tool available for this purpose: http://iconverticons.com/

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  • This is an ancient post, but can you expand your answer a bit? Just pointing to a product or service doesn't really explain how to accomplish the solution. It's better to include some instructions or screenshots, or at least describe what makes this a good solution. Good guidance on recommending software or services here: meta.superuser.com/questions/5329/…. Thanks. – fixer1234 Jan 5 '16 at 18:42
  • Looks like shilling for own product. – antikbd Aug 26 at 13:23
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The gimp editor can open svg files and save them as ico files. From http://www.gimp.org/features/:

File Formats

The file format support ranges from the common likes of JPEG (JFIF), GIF, PNG, TIFF to special use formats such as the multi-resolution and multi-color-depth Windows icon files.

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Your answer to all image conversion problems http://www.imagemagick.org

Try:

 convert in.svg out.ico
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  • This is an ancient post, but can you expand your answer a bit? Just pointing to a product doesn't really explain how to accomplish the solution. It's better to include some instructions on how to use the product to solve the problem, or at least describe what makes the product a good solution. Good guidance on recommending software here: meta.superuser.com/questions/5329/…. Thanks. – fixer1234 Jan 5 '16 at 18:38
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I exported my images to PNG with Inkscape, then I used a commercial Windows program IcoFX that has a good editor.

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    Can you expand your answer a little with more detail as to how to accomplish your solution? Thanks. – fixer1234 Jan 5 '16 at 18:35
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To expand on @Colonel Panic's original answer, which I feel is best, on a Mac you'll need to first install ImageMagick's CLI tools with:

brew install imagemagick

This provides the convert command, which can then be used to create a valid Mac ICO from an SVG. You'll need to resize the SVG to a valid ICO size for the OS. This is the command I ended up using to do this myself:

convert icon.svg -resize 256x256 icon.ico

ImageMagick is well documented in the following places:

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