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11-07-2005, 10:32 PM
Hi im trying to make a favicon using a plugin from

www.telegraphics.com/au/sw im using PS 7.

i download the "plugin", unzip it, then when i click on the file my PS is opened but .....when i go to save my little icon i cant see any ICO "windows icon" in the "save as" drop down menu.

am i misusing the plugin ? not sure what to do, but really want to do a favicon !

any tips or tricks much appreaciated thanks bye.


Creative Insanity
11-07-2005, 11:28 PM
Since none this is a third party program, I would ask the developers for support on it.
You link doesn't work either.

11-07-2005, 11:38 PM
thanks a lot

11-08-2005, 03:14 AM
Plug-ins are designed to be used inside Photoshop.
Move the downloaded unzipped file to x:/photoshop/plugins
Then open photoshop , open your file you want to convert to an ico file.
Then from plugins menu run the plugin you downloaded.


11-08-2005, 01:07 PM
there are other apps that you can use other than photoshop plugins

Icon tools ('http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/gmm/fwicontools.html')

11-08-2005, 05:52 PM
Dear Mike / David
I followed your instructions :
I moved the unzipped file to the Photoshop folder, and found "plug ins".
not 100% about which dialogue box to place it in. Tried Import / Export.

now im not sure where to find the plug in, in Photoshop.
the plug-in module is not apppearing as an option in Import / Export or in "About Plug-ins".

is there somewhere else i should be checking for the plug in ?

thanks in advance for your help.

Creative Insanity
11-08-2005, 08:18 PM
Try under filters.

11-09-2005, 02:46 AM
What is the name of the plug-in?

It should be something like programname.8be (note the .8be extension)
It could also be .8ba, .8bx, .8li, or .8be

.8bf files are straight plugins
.8be are import/export files
.8li are "automate" files
.8ba are executable plugins


11-09-2005, 10:01 AM
the name of the file is icoformat.8bi

favicon page ('http://www.telegraphics.com.au/sw/')

explains that i should be able to simply save my file, under Save As, and see a ICO / Windows Icon format available. i dont !


Creative Insanity
11-09-2005, 03:42 PM
rinser, if you read the txt file you would of seen that it says that you copy the file to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\Plug-Ins\File Formats

And it works a treat.. see below.

11-09-2005, 06:51 PM
ahh, that was the problem then. i dont have CS.

Creative Insanity
11-09-2005, 07:32 PM
That does not matter as the text file also says:
Tested with:
- Photoshop 3.0-7.0 & CS on PowerPC Macintosh (OS X, OS 9 and Classic)
- Photoshop 4.0 / MacOS 8.0 on 68K Macintosh
- Photoshop 5.0 on Windows 98/NT and XP.

I also tried it on (yeah I installed them just to try for you) 5, 6, 7, cs1 and cs2

01-31-2006, 08:58 AM
HEy CI, dont all those versions of photshop take up a hella lot of space on your puter? (or that was very kind of you to install & uninstall older versions)
bo selectA!

ps to rinser, there are better kinds webpages online that can make your fav icon for you. instant jpeg/gif/bmp to .ico

Creative Insanity
01-31-2006, 09:11 AM
NO matter chris I got a lota space here.. 3x 250gb so all these versions hardly touched the sides LOL