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Regarding how this is possible, according to wikipedia: ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICO_%28file_format%29 ) An ICO or CUR file is made up of an ICONDIR ("Icon directory") structure, containing an ICONDIRENTRY structure for each image in the file[...] (emphasis is mine) Header ICONDIR structure Offset# Size (in bytes) Purpose 0 2 ...
A tiny version of an icon must be created for the specific size. Even in the print world, we often do two versions of a company logo (which is, when you think about it, an icon with another name): one for "normal" use and one for small applications such as a business card, but it's even worse when your work is constrained to a grid of great big blocky ...
ICO files are native to Windows and can include multiple images with varying resolutions and pixel depths. Usually they're embedded into an application as a resource file. They worked their way onto the web in Internet Explorer 5 as "favicons". If you're on Windows, there's a very nice tool called IcoFX to create multi-image icons from a single (or multiple ...
If you need 16X16 icon then you should start design in 16X16 canvas. Resizing from a larger image is always going effect the clarity and crispness no matter what you try and tbh its not the right way to do. If you need series of icons 16/32/64/128 etc. Then all need to be designed in its original size. No easy!
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