Windows 10: How can I get image (jpeg/png) files from large desktop icons? Solved

  1.    24 Oct 2015 #1

    How can I get image (jpeg/png) files from large desktop icons?


    Hello, I'm trying to create some custom buttons for my PC using Rainmeter, and part of what I need is high resolution/quality icons from the programs I use. I notice that for quite a few programs, since I've set my icons to large, come up very nicely on my desktop, but I can't seem to find them of the same quality on the Internet. So, how can I take whatever file it is that creates this icon, and convert it into a high resolution jpeg or png file so I can edit it?

    Thanks for any tips!
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       24 Oct 2015 #2

    Hello teetar, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    I like using the free program IconViewer for this. It'll add a Icons tab in the properties of files that contain icons.

    Once installed, right click on the .exe file for the program, click on Properties, click on the new Icons tab, and then you can select and download a .png of the icon.

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  3.    24 Oct 2015 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello teetar, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    I like using the free program IconViewer for this. It'll add a Icons tab in the properties of files that contain icons.

    Once installed, right click on the .exe file for the program, click on Properties, click on the new Icons tab, and then you can select and download a .png of the icon.
    Thanks a bunch, this is exactly what I needed!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       24 Oct 2015 #4

    You're most welcome. :)
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