How to create or save favicon or icons using Photoshop?

How to create or save favicon or icons using Photoshop
How to create or save favicon or icons using Photoshop? 

Favicon is a small image that is used on websites and are displayed in browser tabs. In this video, we discuss how to create Favicon or icon files using Photoshop. Icons by default have .ICO file extension. By default, Photoshop does not allow creation of icons. To create or save image as icon, we will be using a plug-in in Photoshop.

Watch this short video tutorial to learn how to install the plug-in in Photoshop and how to create or save image as icons.

Download the ICO Photoshop Plug-in from

Installing the plug-in on Windows:
  • Close Photoshop if running
  • Copy the downloaded "ICOFormat64.8bi" (64 bit) or "ICOFormat.8bi" (32 bit) and paste it in -

For 32 Bit Windows:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5.1\Plug-ins\File Formats\ICOFormat.8bi

For 64 Bit Windows:
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\File Formats\ICOFormat64.8bi

  • Start Photoshop
  • Try opening a file and select file format as ICO
  • Open and image. Resize to 64x64 pixels
  • Try saving as ICO

You should be able to save icons and favicons using Photoshop.

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