About the favicon generator
If you already have an image that you would like to use for a
favicon on your website the this is the tool you need. The
favicon generator will convert you image to a favicon. You can
upload a PNG, JPG, or BMP and the favicon generator will
output an ICO file.
For the best result you should upload an square image. You can
use a standard image editing tool if you need to crop your
image. Once your image is prepared upload it using the tool
above. Next, verify that the preview image is to your liking.
Finally, use the download button to export your favicon in ICO
Why do I need an ICO file instead of a PNG?
An ICO file is a special image file use by the browser. The
unique feature of an ICO file is that it is multilayered. Each
layer of the favicon holds a different size of the image. The
common sizes for a ICO formatted favicon are 16x16px, 32x32px,
For best compatibility web browsers can leverage the ICO file
generated by the favicon generator. The browsers will use the
different sizes for displaying in different areas of the
website such as the bookmarks bar, the address bar, the
browser tab, and as a desktop shortcut.
What types of images work best for the favicon generator?
The favicon generator works best with a simple icon, logo, or
letter. Intricate or complex designs don't work well when they
are resized using the favicon generator as much detail is
lost. If your logo is very complex we recommend generating the
favicon from text using the alternative generator.