Install ICO format/plugin in photoshop CC?

New Here ,
May 30, 2014 May 30, 2014

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Hi there

How do I install ico format in photoshop CC, windows 8.1 64bit.

Thanks in advance!

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New Here ,
Jun 16, 2014 Jun 16, 2014

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The Telegraphics.com plug-in (ICOFOrmat.8bi) does not work in Photoshop CC as of Jun-2014.

WORKAROUND:

The workaround is to save the images as PNG (16x16, 32x32, 48x48 and 64x64), then convert them at

http://www.convertico.com/

IcoBundle

You may want to combine those icons, so it will scale gracefully in File Explorer.

To combine those ico files, use ICOBundle (download from http://telegraphics.com.au/sw/product/ICOBundle)
The syntax to combine the icons is:
icobundl.exe -o <output file> <input files separated with spaces> -

For example:
icobundl -o test.ico test16.ico test32.ico test48.ico test64.ico

Enjoy!

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 08, 2015 Aug 08, 2015

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To anyone that stumbles onto this post I would like to assure you that the ICOFormat plugin is alive and kickin and works well within CC, you need to create a folder ( if its not there already ) called "File Formats" inside of your C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop CC 2015\Plug-Ins\File Formats <----- drop the plug-in inside this folder

Just go the site - Telegraphics - Free plugins for Photoshop & Illustrator...and other software scroll down

Telegraphics.com Image.jpg

I doubt anyone needs this but here is a link illustrating the install procedure    How to Save a Favicon in Photoshop CC - YouTube

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New Here ,
Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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It looks like you only mentioned how this can be done for Windows users. What will be the way(file path) for Mac users? Should we create the same File Formats folder in the Plug-ins folder of Photoshop CC located in Applications? I already tried that and it didn't work. Any help is appreciated.

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Mentor ,
Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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Easy: Hard Drive/Applications/[Photoshop version]/Plug-ins

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Mentor ,
Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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Be sure to use the correct capitalization. If it still does not work, the plugin might not be compatible with the latest version on Mac: the page does mention that the ICO plugin is compatible with ALL version of Photoshop for WIndows, but up to CS6 for Macs.

There is always iConvert icons

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 09, 2015 Dec 09, 2015

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The ICO (Windows Icon) Format plugin for Mac CS5/CS6 seems to work here with photoshop cc 2015 on Mac OS X 10.11.2

I just opened the downloaded dmg file and dragged the ICOFormat plugin to /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2015/Plug-ins

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New Here ,
Apr 30, 2018 Apr 30, 2018

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Does this work with 2018?

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Participant ,
May 01, 2018 May 01, 2018

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I've installed the old ICOFormat plugin, straight into the /Applications/Adobe Photoshop CC 2018/Plug-ins folder, and it works fine in CC 2018.

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Community Beginner ,
May 07, 2020 May 07, 2020

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Thank you, JohnnyBob1970
Why is this so complicated, Adobe? 
I just added .ico and .webp. 

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New Here ,
Feb 12, 2019 Feb 12, 2019

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This

ICO (Windows Icon) file format plugin for Photoshop

is working in Photoshop cc 2019; however, it only supports 256x256; the ICO file format option when saving your file will only appear when your image size is 256x256 pixels or lower

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New Here ,
May 29, 2019 May 29, 2019

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@pepe lameira: It is normal for icons to be 256x256 and smaller. The Windows standard is actually 32x32.

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New Here ,
Jan 25, 2021 Jan 25, 2021

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Here comes another confirmation.
The plugin works smoothly on Photoshop 2021.

Just drop the plugin file in your PS plugin folder and keep in mind the max. 256x256 file size.

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New Here ,
May 09, 2021 May 09, 2021

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hi there, I just did that but a window pump up , somthing about telegraphics, do you know where I can download the Ico plugin? or maybe is just because of the size?

thank you!

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Community Beginner ,
Jun 08, 2021 Jun 08, 2021

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  1. Go to the site Telegraphics scroll down to ICO Format then, on the right select either 32bit, 64bit, ot Mac depending on your PC
  2. Go to your Photoshop CC install ~ [Drive Letter]:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop 2021\Plug-ins\
  3. Creat a new folder named File Formats place the file ICOFormat_.8bi into that folder then restart Photoshop CC.

 

* Remember that it will only show up in the Save As menu if it is 256x256 and smaller. 

** This also adds .cur format as well, so you can make cursors in Ps CC

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New Here ,
Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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Thanks for the detailed description.
I have the plugin installed but it's always good to have some backup info handy. Especially when youlike me and tend to forget stuff like that once everything seems to work fine.

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Jun 11, 2021 Jun 11, 2021

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You are very welcome. Glad to be of assistance,

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