I need to create an application that converts an image to an icon. This is for a school project, and I know there are libraries in VB that do image conversion, however I have to make the conversion process myself. My first task is to convert an JPEG into an icon. I made the GUI, and have the program open up the files and scale them down into my pictureBox. What I need, are some suggestions for the conversion, since I can't use what VB has. what do I need to start with ?