Favigen – Favicon Generator

The interface looks a little bit corny, but it still sounds like a useful program for web designers …

Favicons are small icons that help identify websites. They are used as a visual representation of a website both in the web browser and at many online services. The three most prominent locations of favicons are the browser’s address bar, the tabbar and the bookmarks folder.

Many webmasters like to create custom favicons to add that custom identifier to their website. Favicons can be created in many image and icon editors, but also online.

Favigen is a straightforward favicon generator that can turn an image into a favicon.

favicon generator

All that it takes is to pick an image from the local hard drive first, select the dimensions of the favicon and click the submit button to make the service generate the favicon.

Favigen supports several image formats, including jpg and png, and it does not seem to have size restrictions either. Available image dimensions range are 16×16, 32×32 and 64×64.

The generated favicon is displayed directly on the page. A click on download your favicon downloads it to the local computer, from where it can be added to a website.

The site contains a short tutorial on how to add favicons to websites. A tag needs to be placed in the head section of the website.

<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/x-icon" href="favicon.ico">

Favigen offers an easy way to generate favicons from images. You may also want to take a look at previous articles about favicons: Create your own favicon with ease and Add Favicons To Websites Without One.


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