Favicon generator tool to convert your PNG, JPEG or GIF image into ICO file. You can use the generated favicon in website and mobile applications.
Favicon also referred as favorite icon or site icon is a small icon displayed on browser’s tab. This helps to easily identify a web site especially when many browser tabs are opened at the same time. In addition to browser display some search engines also display the icon in search results.
This is a very simple tool to convert your normal image to a favicon with specified dimension. Remember, before using this tool you need to have your image and this toll only convert your image into a favicon format.
The tool supports the following five favicon sizes
We recommend you to choose 32x32 pixels so that it is sutible for displaying on the browser. After selecting the dimension, click on the "Choose image to upload" button and upload your image. The tool supports JPG, JPEG, PNG and GIF image formats.
After uploading the image, click on "Create Favicon" button to generate your favicon file. You can preview the favicon and download to your computer. The tool will also show you the tips for uploading the file on your hosting server. If the favicon image is not clear, you can try a new image by changing the dimension.
Sites managed with content management systems have two easy ways to integrate your favicon image.
WordPress offers favicon as a builtin feature called "Site Icon" so the site owner can easily upload icon image file without any third party assistance. For the sites managed with other site builders that don't support favicon integration, follow the below two steps to add favicon:
At any case you need to create a visible image on your own and upload it to your site. You can use premium image editors like Snagit or free tools like Microsoft Paint to create an image file. Alternatively you can also use free favicon generators available online to convert the image to a perfect favicon for your site.
Generally favicon is an .icon image file though it is possible to use .jpg or .png formats also. Since the browsers display the image in tiny size, you should create a favicon in smaller sizes like 16px x 16px or 32px x 32px. It is better to avoid using large image sizes which will not be visible clearly when scaled down to smaller size.
In contrast, WordPress needs a minimum size of 512px x 512px image since WordPress also use the same icon as an app icon on for mobile devices.
Though favicon does not have any SEO importance it has a real benefit on branding and usage. Site owners can easily build a brand icon image displaying as a favicon to attract users. Search engines like Yandex also shows the icon in search results as shown below making it unavoidable for site owners.
From user’s perspective when many tabs are opened in a browser it is difficult to find a site among all those opened tabs. Below is how the Google Chrome browser looks when opened with multiple tabs and favicon is visible for a user to easily navigate through the tabs. For example, user can easily select Google by looking at the favicon.
Another aspect from users is when viewing history or bookmarked pages where favicon is explicitly displayed. Hence we recommend to use a quality image as a favicon for your site so that users can easily remember. Apple also shows favicon in Safari browser on both macOS and iOS devices.
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