Since I last wrote about creating a favicon from a picture, several new methods have been created. After all it was almost 4 years ago (nearly to the day) and a lot can happen in four years.
I discovered that not all favicon generators are created equal. To create a new favicon for my coin collecting site I used several different methods.
I started with this image.
And got the images below. The list is sorted by how much I liked the resulting icon.
DeGraeve – The best thing about this generator is the ability to crop the image first, allowing you to make best use of the 16×16 space.
Dynamic Drive – This generator didn’t have many bells and whistles, but it created a clean looking icon.
Real World Graphics – This one looks okay, but I liked the ones above more.
Graphics Guru – It’s hard to tell the difference between this one and the one from Real World Graphics.
HTML Kit – I was disappointed with this one. It doesn’t look as good as the others.
IRFanView – To be fair, this application gives you more ways to alter the icon than anything else. I just used the default settings to create a 16×16 icon and this is what it created. I’m sure you could do better.