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Top 5 Free Online Favicon Generators

A favicon is a small, 16×16 image that is shown inside the browser’s location bar and bookmark menu when your site is called up. It is a good way to brand your site and increase it’s prominence in your visitor’s bookmark menu.

In this post, let’s go through the 5 best free tools you can find online to generate a favicon for your website. This will generate the favicon image. To set up favicons, you need to follow below steps:

1. Create your favicon (16 x 16) for your site using 1 of the available tools below.
2. Upload the generated file called favicon.ico to the root directory of your website.
3. Copy and paste following code inside the HEAD part of your homepage:
                 <link rel=”shortcut icon” href=”favicon.ico” type=”image/x-icon” />
4. You should now see your favicon online! Note that you might need to clear your browser cache.

Here is our top 5 of free favicon generators:

1. is an easy online favicon maker where you can quickly create great looking favicons for your website in a matter of minutes.

You can either come up with something yourself or just use some image. Regardless of what you choose, it shouldn’t take long. You can also create animated favicons easily. Once your favicon is ready, you can save it to your computer. No registration required.

2. GenFavicon

GenFavicon is a simple favicon creator that lets you create custom favicons for your website in 3 easy steps. Select and upload source image, then select the part of the image that you want to appear in the favicon and indicate desired dimensions. You can then preview and save your favicon.

3. FaviconTool

Simply upload a source image from your hard drive and let FaviconTool convert it to the right format and size. Once done, simply upload your image to the root of folder of your website and you’re done. It has a very simple interface without a lot of options.

4. ConvertIcon

ConvertIcon is an attractive solution for a wide range of users that want to create their icons in a highly precise way. If you use this tool you will be able to import ICO, PNG, GIF, and JPEG formats as well as to export to high-quality PNG or ICO files. There is no software to download and it’s 100% free.

5. 256pixels is a website that has a daily challenge to make the best favicon for a given topic. Users of can vote on favicons entered into each challenge. Of course you can also use this tool to create a favicon for your own website without participating in the contests without registering and 100% free.

More Favicon generators:
–   Dagondesign Favicon Generator
–   DeGraeve Favicon Generator
–   HTML Kit Favicon Tool
–   Favicon Generator and Gallery
–   Dynamic Drive Favicon Generator

Don’t hesitate to comment with other free favicon generators and we will add them to our list!

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