How can I convert SVG images to Windows ICO or Mac ICN icons?

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I’d like to convert svg icons to windows icons and mac icons. A free option would be the best.


There’s a free online tool available for this purpose:

The gimp editor can open svg files and save them as ico files. From

File Formats

The file format support ranges from
the common likes of JPEG (JFIF), GIF,
PNG, TIFF to special use formats such
as the multi-resolution and
multi-color-depth Windows icon files.

To expand on @Colonel Panic’s original answer, which I feel is best, on a Mac you’ll need to first install ImageMagick’s CLI tools with:

brew install imagemagick

This provides the convert command, which can then be used to create a valid Mac ICO from an SVG. You’ll need to resize the SVG to a valid ICO size for the OS. This is the command I ended up using to do this myself:

convert icon.svg -resize 256x256 icon.ico

ImageMagick is well documented in the following places:

Your answer to all image conversion problems


 convert in.svg out.ico

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