How to create a multisize favicon using GIMP

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For this example I installed GIMP, an open-source raster graphics editor, and created three icons sized 48x48, 32x32, and 16x16 px.

Do the same. And then take the following steps:

  1. Open up GIMP and open, File > Open..., the 48x48 px icon:

Screenshot of GIMP: The Open Image dialog

  1. Open the 32x32, and 16x16 px icons as layers, File > Open as Layers....
  2. Arrange the layers by size, ascending top to bottom. Just drag and drop:

Screenshot of GIMP: The dockable Layers dialog

  1. Finally export, File > Export As..., as favicon.ico:

Screenshot of GIMP: The Export Image dialog

  1. Click Export:

Screenshot of GIMP: The Export Image as Windows Icon dialog