Convert PNG to ICO on Mac

I’m sure there are countless ways to do this but I found the easiest way for Mac users running homebrew is simply to:

  • Install ImageMagick

  • Navigate to the PNG file

  • Run the convert function

Here’s how:

Open a terminal and run:

brew install ImageMagick

Once ImageMagick is installed, navigate to your PNG version of the favicon via CLI and run:

convert favicon.png favicon.ico

If you have multiple PNG’s that are different sizes you can create the ICO from them by running (for example):

convert favicon-16x16.png favicon-32x32.png favicon-64x64.png favicon.ico

I wrote this blog post simply because, aside from online converters, I didn’t see much out there so I thought it best to scribble it down as a note to my future self.