Inkscape Extension: Icon Generation

Published › April 30, 2012 3 Comments


This is an Inkscape output extension that adds an option to the “save-as” dialog box to generate Windows Icon files (*.ico).

An Inkscape output extension that allows users to generate ICO files from the “save-as” dialog box.

Copy the and icon_generator.inx to inkscape/share/extensions or $HOME/.config/inkscape/extensions/

Dependencies: pngtopnm, convert, ppmtowinicon, pnmquant


  1. Create an SVG file 48×48 pixels
  2. Save as a Windows Icon file using the Inkscape “save-as” dialog box

Generated Windows Icon files will contain your icon at the following sizes: 48, 36, 28, 24, 16, and 8

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  1. Jasim KhanMay 6, 2013 at 12:28

    didnt work for me.
    How do we check dependencies in windows?

  2. MarvinOctober 11, 2013 at 09:29

    Sadly it doesn’t show in the save dialog.
    Apparently the windows python.exe does not come with one or more of the dependancies.

  3. DanielNovember 2, 2013 at 11:54


    pngtopnm, convert, ppmtowinicon, pnmquant

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