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Guide: How to catch the icon from a program with IrfanView

08/06/2009 04:17:22

One day I saw an icon from a program and I want to pick it out. However I do not know which icon software could make it. My friend introduces IrfanView to me which can be used as an icon maker. It can catch the aim icon easily. To share it with you, I wrote this icon maker guide and hope it could make some help.


IrfanView is a fast and compact image viewer/converter. It is trying to be simple for beginners and powerful for professionals. Many supported file formats and features. Features include: multi-language support, Thumbnail option, Painting, slideshow, toolbar skins, fast directory browsing, batch conversion/editing, multipage editing, file search, change color depth, scanning, cut/crop, IPTC edit, capturing, lossless JPG operations, effects, ICC support, EXE/SCR creating, many hotkeys, command line options and plugins.


Guide: How to catch the icon from a program with IrfanView


Step 1. Start the IrfanView


Double click the icon of IrfanView. Here is the interface of IrfanView.


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Step 2. Catch the icon


Click “file>Open” to pop up the “Open” dialogue box.


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Tick the “Preview active”.




Select the executable file, the icon of that program will be shown in the preview window.


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Click “Open” button to catch the icon.


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Step 3. Save the icon


To save the icon you caught, click “Save” button and select the destination and file format.


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Click “Save”. The icon on is now caught successfully.

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