Favicon.ico in Photoshop 2020

It’s still possible to use the Photoshop plugin by Telegraphics to create favicons and .ico images. Here’s how.

Creating a favicon for your website with the file extension .ico is still possible in Photoshop 2020 (also described as Photoshop CC 2020 and Photoshop 2020 CC). Make sure Photoshop is not running before beginning this installation.

1. Go to the website for Telegraphics:

2. For macOS 10.15.1 (macOS Catalina), click on “Mac CS5/CS6.” The file is currently called ICOFormat-2.1b1-CS5.dmg. Download it. If the download is blocked, you may need to go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy and grant access to download.

3. Double click on ICOFormat-2.1b1-CS5.dmg once downloaded. It will become ICOFormat.plugin. Make a note of where that plugin is located. If you downloaded the .dmg to your Downloads folder, the plugin will be there also.

4. Go to Macintosh HD > Applications > Adobe Photoshop 2020 > Plugins.

5. Create a folder called “File Formats” if there isn’t one already there.

6. Move ICOFormat.plugin into the “File Formats” file.

7. Open Photoshop 2020. Create a new image that is 256×256 and 72dpi. Go to File > Save As and verify that the ICO (Windows Icon) file extension is an option.

NOTE: Your Photoshop image must be smaller than 256px by 256px in order for the .ICO file save option to be present. If it’s bigger than that, it won’t show up in the dropdown of file format options.

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Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon

The illusion in which a word, a name, or other thing that has recently come to one’s attention suddenly seems to appear with improbable frequency shortly afterwards (not to be confused with the recency illusion or selection bias). This illusion is sometimes referred to as the Baader–Meinhof phenomenon.


It could be a type of car, a new word you learned, a concept you just looked deeper into, a newly discovered type of food, a type of clothing that someone told you about – you learn about something new or are reminded about something you haven’t thought about in a while and suddenly you see it everywhere. It’s sometimes called a frequency illusion or the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon, and most people report having experienced this at some point in their lives.

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Translating Blah Blah Blah

If you type variations on “blah blah blah” in the comments section of a Facebook post, something very interesting happens. Unfortunately for you, you won’t be able to see all the fuss on your own comments. You’ll still see “blah blah blah.” Everyone else will be given the opportunity to translate your “blah blah blah” from Arabic into English with, at times, disturbing translations. 

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