# Making a screen icon by Mathematica

Is it possible to make within Mathematica an image file to be used as a screen icon? Could you kindly give an example?

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Can you give more details? On Ubuntu I can use all kind of images for app-icons. Therefore, the answer would be yes, just export e.g. a png-image but I think your question goes in another direction. – halirutan Oct 18 '12 at 15:09
And, before exporting to png you can scale the image using ImageResize. For a 128x128 pixels icon: ImageResize[ExampleData[{"TestImage", "Lena"}], {128, 128}]. – VLC Oct 18 '12 at 15:29
Thank you. That is more or less what I wanted to do. However, after I do that (for example with Lena as proposed) the PC does not recognize it as an icon file. For instance, I cannot use it for changing an icon of a shortcut. – Alexei Boulbitch Oct 18 '12 at 15:36
@AlexeiBoulbitch You might use one of the tools that are available online. – VLC Oct 19 '12 at 9:34
Version 9 will add support for .ICO export and .ICNS import/export. – John Fultz Oct 20 '12 at 3:56