FAQ

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What is X-Icon Editor?

X-Icon Editor is the first HTML5 application that allows you to create high resolution icons directly from within the browser.

Windows Internet Explorer 9 introduces pinned sites, a feature with which you can integrate your websites with the Windows 7 desktop. When a user launches your website from a pinned site, the website renders with a custom-branded look using your site’s favicon, navigation button colors, and other information you provide.

With X-Icon Editor you can quickly get your site ready with a new high resolution icon which shows up in Site Mode, the OneBox address bar and the New Tab page.

What can I create using X-Icon Editor?

X-Icon Editor help you generating one high resolution icon (.ICO file), which embed up to 4 different resolutions: 64x64, 32x32, 24x24 and 16x16 pixels.

Tip: you can exclude a specific size by clearing its content with the “Clear” button.

What type of images can I import?

X-Icon Editor allows multiple uploads of different images. The image formats currently supported are: .PNG, .JPG, .BMP, .GIF and .ICO. After importing an image, you can also crop dynamically just the area of the picture you would like to elaborate (not supported for .ICO).

Does the generated icon work only with IE9 and above?

No, the exported icon follows the .ICO standards and it will work with any other application. However Internet Explorer 9 and above will offer to your users a premium experience, by rendering a custom-branded look.

How can I use X-Icon Editor?

If you are looking for a tutorial of X-Icon Editor, we recommend you the following article.

Where can I learn more about IE9+ and Pinned Sites?

You can download Internet Explorer 9 here and learn more about Pinned Sites in this article.

Is X-Icon Editor built using HTML5? What browser do I need to run this web application?

Yes, the entire application has been developed using HTML5 features such as the <canvas> tag. You can run this web application using Internet Explorer 9 and following versions or any other browser that supports the <canvas> tag.