Favicon Generator

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Use this online tool to easily create a favicon (favorites icon) for your site.

Favicon Generator Image to create icon from:

¤ Supported file formats: JPG, GIF, PNG.
¤ Use a GIF or PNG with transparency if you require it.
¤ GIF images will be converted to PNG images.
¤ For best results, upload images that are perfectly square.
¤ Maximum file size: 150 KB.

Note: GIF image support is a bit buggy because I was required to compile the Imager module manually after installing a handful of GIF libraries. The preferred format is PNG or JPG. PNG is a superior format to GIF anyway so just use that instead.

These fields are optional. Your favicon.ico includes a 16x16 standard favicon size. Enable these options
if you'd like to also use your icon for other purposes, such as use as a desktop icon for your computer.
Your icon will be resized to match each resolution. Resizing works better when shrinking the icon than it does
expanding it, so upload an icon that's as big as the largest icon size you want from below.

More Information on Favicon After you've created a favicon.ico, it's time to add it to your site. Follow these instructions to use your favicon.ico on your site:
  1. Upload the generated file ("favicon.ico") to your site. Verify it's there by typing http://mysite.com/favicon.ico in the browser's address bar, where "mysite.com" is your site's address.
  2. Next, insert the following code into the <HEAD> section of your pages (or at the very least, your site's main index page):

    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico">
Note that your favicon might not show up right away, due to browser caching. In Firefox, clear your browser's cache completely and then browse to your site and the icon should start working. In IE, the icon will sometimes work and then go away, due to a browser bug.