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 query : How to open or save as ico in Photoshop CS6 This plugin to open and save as .ico in Photoshop has been around for a while, but I can't seem to make it work for CS6. According to this

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This plugin to open and save as .ico in Photoshop has been around for a while, but I can't seem to make it work for CS6. According to this question in the Adobe Forums, the plug-in works if installed in C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)RequiredPlug-InsFile Formats but it's not doing anything. Do you know of any alternative plugins for CS6? I'm using win seven 64 bits.

EDIT: The plugin does work, just not for images that are bigger than 256px x 256px.

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@Margaret771

I tried like 5 of the answers here.

I ended up exporting from Photoshop to PNG then using GIMP to save as ICO. No plugins, no security settings, no x64 vs x86 stuff, no hassles. JUST SAVE AS! >:O

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@Margaret771

I couldn't open the ico file but save it with just photoshop without requiring any plugin. The method is like this:


First Make sure Image > Mode > RGB Color is selected.
Now save it File > Save as
And Make sure of the format PNG(*.png) is selected.
And just type yourfilename.ico
And save. Done.

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@Berumen635

The problem on 64 bit is that the plugin does not work with images higher than 256px. Reduce the size of the image and you'll see that the options are shown to save as .icp or .cur.



Señores el problema en 64bit se debe a que el pluggin no permite trabajar con imágenes superiores a 256px, reduzcan el tamaño de la imagen y verán que aparecerán las opciones para guardar el .ico o .cur.

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@Bethany839

in addition to "file format RGB" make sure the source file is 8 bit per color! In "save as - format" .ico doesn't appear, if your file is 16 bit per color.

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@Harper654

The solution is to use the 32-bit version of Photoshop CS6. I don't know if this is always the case, but I have Creative Cloud and installing Photoshop installed both 32-bit and 64-bit versions automatically. Just look through your start menu for the "Adobe Photoshop CS6" program (not "Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)"). You will need to install the plugin in the following folder: C:Program Files (x86)AdobeAdobe Photoshop CS6RequiredPlug-InsFile Formats (note the x86!)

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@Si6392903

The solution to the issue for CS6 is the properties assigned to the folder "File Formats", go to that folder (C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)RequiredPlug-InsFile Formats), right click, select properties, and turn off "Read Only", not checked, not blue, blank. Then apply or save changed, then extract the file to the folder. It should now work fine.

The reason it does this is because you exported the file to that folder, it appeared to copy to the folder, you closed the folder and opened Photoshop and it didn't work. If you were to go back to the folder you'd see the file is not there because of the read only settings on the folder.

This worked for me, and should work for you. I hope. =)

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@Rambettina927

Like most people above I thought it wasn't working either, but it turned out my image size was too big, you have to resize to 32px x 32px or less before you can save as an .ico format.. I personally put the plugin here :- C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe Photoshop CS5.1 (64 Bit)Plug-insFile Formats.

Hope this helps

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@Sarah814

First check, if it's installed properly by looking for "ICO (Windows Icon)" under Photoshop's "About Plug-in" menu (on Windows, look under "Help").

If you can see it, then it's installed. You may not see it listed in "save as", if you are trying to save .psd as .ico. Open a .png picture and click "save as", hopefully you will see ICO in the Format drop-down list. ;)

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@Mendez620

The correct location for the 64 bit version is:

C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)RequiredPlug-InsFile Formats


The CS4/5 64 bit plugin works from here
Just make sure you are using correct size and image mode (RGB)

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@Hamm6457569

You just follow this path to place your ICOFormat64 plugin:


C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)RequiredPlug-InsFile Formats

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@Turnbaugh909

I'm not sure if this applies in CS6, but the method that I've been using in CS4 & 5 is just to create my 16px x 16px Favicon, then Save for Web.

I save as either a .png or .jpg depending on the background, but when it asks for filename, I just add the .ico, like favicon.ico. Favicons work just fine.

I only use this for creating Favicons so I'm not sure if it would work the same for creating actual icons.

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@BetL875

The full path is C:Program FilesAdobeAdobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)RequiredPlug-InsFile Formats. Unless it's in File Formats, it won't show up in the export options.

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