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Did you know you can easily convert your website's favicon to all the necessary formats with just one tool?

That's right, Preview (an app bundled into Mac OS) is more than an image and PDF viewer. It's actually capable of performing some basic editing operations and saving in different formats.

Icon Converter is the easiest way to batch convert Icons to transparent PNG, JPegXR, and single image ICO files. Convert just a few Icons, or whole folders, volumes, archives, or networks. Choose automatic mode or you can decide which images are extracted from the icons, filtered by color depth, or size.

Typically, you want to provide both PNG, ICO (Windows Icon) and ICNS (Apple Icon) files. You don't really need a favicon.gif nowadays.


If you already know what you need to create proper favicons and just want to know where the heck the ICO and ICNS formats are hiding when saving/exporting images in Preview I'll save you the – not so long – read: hold ⌥ (the option / alt key) while clicking on the Format dropdown in the save or export dialog.

If this explanation wasn't clear for you just continue reading ;-)

Target result

You will probably want to end up having something like this in your HTML page:


Mts to mov for mac. For readability's sake I've spaced the lines. As you may have noticed there are a bunch of resolutions and formats you need to cover. Don't panic, this is easier than you are thinking.

Alright, let's get to it!

Start by creating a 72dpi, 144x144 PNG version of your favicon. In the example above this would be favicon-apple-touch-144.png.

Taking that as the starting point you can create all the resolutions needed:

  • PNG: 144x144, 114x114 and 32x32 (for the last one, favicon.png)
  • ICNS: 128x128
  • ICO: 32x32

You can, of course, use different versions of your logo, specially for small resolutions.

How to resize an image

In Preview, open the Tools menu, then Adjust Size.. and choose the desired size. Remember to always use 72 pixels/inch.

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How to save in different formats

When saving or exporting the image you will see a Format dropdown, but its options are limited to JPEG, OpenEXR, PDF, PNG and TIFF.

So.. where are ICO and ICNS??

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Here's the trick: hold ⌥ (the option / alt key) while clicking on the dropdown and voilà, you have a handful of new formats showing up, including ICNS and ICO!

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Full namePNG - Portable Network GraphicsICNS, Mac OS X Icon Resource File
File extension.png.icns
MIME typeimage/png
Developed byPNG Development GroupApple
Type of formatlossless bitmap image formatSystem
DescriptionPortable Network Graphics (PNG) is a raster graphics file format that supports lossless data compression. PNG was created as an improved, non-patented replacement for Graphics Interchange Format (GIF), and is the most used lossless image compression format on the Internet. PNG itself does not support animation at all. MNG is an extension to PNG that does; it was designed by members of the PNG Group.Icon files used on MAc computers and other OS X devices use the file extension ICNS. These icon files are used to display a small image (icon) in the OSX Finder or dock, representative for an application which it is linked to. ICNS files support images in a variety of dimensions. They range from 16x16 pixels to 512x512 pixels. As of OS X Mountain Lion, ICNS files can support even bigger images, namely of the 1024x1024 pixels dimension.
Technical detailsPNG supports palette-based images (with palettes of 24-bit RGB or 32-bit RGBA colors), grayscale images (with or without alpha channel), and full-color non-palette-based RGB[A] images (with or without alpha channel). PNG was designed for transferring images on the Internet, not for professional-quality print graphics, and therefore does not support non-RGB color spaces such as CMYK.The content of the ICNS file typically consists of one or more images in the PNG format. This format is pretty handy as a base for the ICNS since it allows transparency. The ICNS file supports 1-bit as well as 8-bit alpha channels. What differentiates them from Windows' ICO files is that ICNS files can contain individual icon resources, thus acting more like a container file.
File conversion PNG conversion ICNS conversion
Associated programsAdobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, the GIMP, GraphicConverter, Helicon Filter, ImageMagick, Inkscape, IrfanView, Pixel image editor, Paint.NET, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer.Adobe Photoshop with IconBuilder for Mac Plugin (Mac), Apple Preview (Mac), Axialis IconWorkshop (Windows), Folder Icon X (Mac), Icon Machine (Mac), Iconographer (Mac), Inkscape (Windows, Mac & Linux), Snap Converter (Mac), XnViewMP (Windows, Mac & Linux)
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