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How many icons do you have on your desktop? I’m betting you probably have a few, unless you have them hidden. Even so, you still have tons of icons on your computer. An icon isn’t like a ‘normal’ graphic, since it can have multiple sizes or resolutions within the same file. They’re quite complex little pieces of art, so how can you easily create them yourself?

ConvertIcon is a simple icon utility. It can import ICO, PNG, GIF, and JPEG formats and export to high-quality PNG or ICO files. There is no software to download and it’s 100% free. It truly is this simple, folks. Just select an image from your computer, choose the size of the icon you want to create, and wait a few seconds while the site does the work for you!

Create custom icons for your documents folder, your My Computer desktop icon, or use them anyplace you wish – on your Windows computer, of course. Sorry Mac people, this one isn’t for you!

The best part of this site isn’t only that it’s easy to use: it’s the fact that you can export your icon into all of the sizes you might want or need. They’re all included in the .ico file (or .png!) that is output when you are finished.

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Where Can You Download a Company Brand or Business Logo? http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/06/12/where-can-you-download-a-company-brand-or-business-logo/ http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/06/12/where-can-you-download-a-company-brand-or-business-logo/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2008 00:57:54 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/?p=7277 Continue reading Where Can You Download a Company Brand or Business Logo? ]]>

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What happens when you need to find a graphic… let’s say a logo for a company? You might go online and do an image search. The problem with that is that you’re not finding the high-quality logos that you most likely need. Now what do you do?

In this case, you’ll want to turn to a website that I found out about years ago. Scott emailed me the link to BrandsOfTheWorld, which has vector and high-res logos for many big name companies. I found out about this site several years ago, when I was putting together the second Gnomedex convention. Microsoft is one of our annual sponsors, and we were having trouble downloading a graphic they were sending us to use. We found the perfect high-quality version we needed over on Brands of the World. Since we already had permission from Microsoft to be using it, we simply saved it from there. It made our job much easier in that instance.

You’ll never find a better repository for this type of image. Pretty much everything you can think of, you’ll find. You can download the images with relative ease, for free. If I’m looking for a company logo, this is the website I head off to. If you’re in any kind of print work, you’ll want to bookmark this website.

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OPML Icon http://chris.pirillo.com/2006/06/30/opml-icon-2/ http://chris.pirillo.com/2006/06/30/opml-icon-2/#comments Fri, 30 Jun 2006 16:30:26 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2006/06/30/opml-icon/ Continue reading OPML Icon ]]> OPML is great – and for feed organization, it’s equally awesome. Just about every news aggregator supports importing and exporting OPML, but there hasn’t yet emerged an OPML icon design that is equally as appealing as the “standard” feed icon set forth by Firefox and subsequently adopted by the industry. In working with information architects on TagJag, we decided to dedicate some cycles to designing an OPML icon for use on the site:

OPML Icon

Before you ask, I did float this past Dave (who didn’t like it much, but suggested I ask others what they thought of it). We’re certainly open to suggestions, but as it stands – this is the design we’re gonna use for linking to OPML files. It’s pretty much like the “standard” feed icon, but it’s… different. Check out OPMLIcons.com.

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