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Any tips on building and saving icons with IconBuilder?

Not all icons need every resource. Consider your audience and add resources appropriately.

Not all icons need 32-bit versions so remember to check the filter’s Verify Panel if you have any questions about specific target platforms.

If you’re making an icon for Mac OS 8.1 or lower, delete (or just don’t add) the 32-bit resources to the icon grid. Doing so will add unnecessary file size to the icon. Remember that Shift/Control modifier keys will also work with deleting.

When saving for Windows, ALWAYS leave the .ico file extension at the end of the saved file’s name. This will allow the icon to show up properly on the PC’s desktop.

For more detailed information and tips, consult the Tutorial pdf included with your IconBuilder download.

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