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Custom .exe Icons in Captivate 4

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I'm trying the option of using a custom .exe icon in Captivate 4. I'm publishing as an .exe. I've tried a couple of .ico files, but when I click Publish, I get an error that says "Icon file is incorrect, proper icon may not be generated. Do you want to continue?" What is a proper icon? Have any of you successfully assigned a custom icon to your published executables?

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.Ico file should have 10 images of the following types for compatibility. Else exe may show original Captivate icons when viewed in Windows Explorer.
· 256x256, 32-bit color, uncompressed
· 48x48, 32-bit color, uncompressed
· 48x48, 8-bit color, uncompressed
· 48x48, 4-bit color, uncompressed
· 32x32, 32-bit color, uncompressed
· 32x32, 8-bit color, uncompressed
· 32x32, 4-bit color, uncompressed
· 16x16, 32-bit color, uncompressed
· 16x16, 8-bit color, uncompressed
· 16x16, 4-bit color, uncompressed

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Custom .exe Icons in Captivate 4

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Mar 11, 2009

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I'm trying the option of using a custom .exe icon in Captivate 4. I'm publishing as an .exe. I've tried a couple of .ico files, but when I click Publish, I get an error that says "Icon file is incorrect, proper icon may not be generated. Do you want to continue?" What is a proper icon? Have any of you successfully assigned a custom icon to your published executables?

Thanks.
.Ico file should have 10 images of the following types for compatibility. Else exe may show original Captivate icons when viewed in Windows Explorer.
· 256x256, 32-bit color, uncompressed
· 48x48, 32-bit color, uncompressed
· 48x48, 8-bit color, uncompressed
· 48x48, 4-bit color, uncompressed
· 32x32, 32-bit color, uncompressed
· 32x32, 8-bit color, uncompressed
· 32x32, 4-bit color, uncompressed
· 16x16, 32-bit color, uncompressed
· 16x16, 8-bit color, uncompressed
· 16x16, 4-bit color, uncompressed

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Hi there Mister C. - Say hi to Pinky Tuscadero and the Fonz for me!

I recall asking a similar thing of the development team during the beta. Dang, I can't for the life of me find the message I received about the format. I do recall their saying something about a specific icon format as I tried some ICO files and they all failed to work on my end.

Perhaps submit a Bug Report on it and maybe they will get back with a suggestion.

Click here to view the WishForm/Bug Reporting Form

If they do, please update this thread so we all may benefit.

Cheers... Rick

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.Ico file should have 10 images of the following types for compatibility. Else exe may show original Captivate icons when viewed in Windows Explorer.
· 256x256, 32-bit color, uncompressed
· 48x48, 32-bit color, uncompressed
· 48x48, 8-bit color, uncompressed
· 48x48, 4-bit color, uncompressed
· 32x32, 32-bit color, uncompressed
· 32x32, 8-bit color, uncompressed
· 32x32, 4-bit color, uncompressed
· 16x16, 32-bit color, uncompressed
· 16x16, 8-bit color, uncompressed
· 16x16, 4-bit color, uncompressed

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Enthusiast ,
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Thanks Saurabh. Are you saying the icon file has to be one of these types, or do I need to have 10 images of the various sizes and color depths for each icon?

Sorry for my misunderstanding.

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yes a single icon file with these 10 different icons is required work perfectly.

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Enthusiast ,
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Well, I tried it and it works.

Since I don't know how to do this in Photoshop, I had to find a program to create an icon file with 10 different images. I found a freeware program called IcoFX.

Thanks.

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I've been having the same problem.  I used this IcoFX program and everything seemed to work fine, but I still received the same error message in Captivate.

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New Here ,
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The right ico-file for import icons should containts UNCOMPRESSED image!

Be carefully, when you making the ico-file. Usually this option changing in program properties.

But even after that Captivate import just one 256x256 32-bit icon in exe-file, without 48x48x32-bit, 32x32x32-bit, 16x16x32-bit icons.

As a result, using 256-colors picture.

My opinion, that it's program bug. Shame to Adobe developers.

I solve this problem this way:

1. Make a right (uncompressed image) ico-file by IcoFX.

2. Replace icons in result exe-file by icons from ico-file. Using Axialis IconWorkshop.

Enjoy.

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