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Convert ICO to GIF

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How to convert ico to gif?

How to convert gif to ico?
Step 1

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Step 2

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Select gif or any other format, which you want to convert (more 200 supported formats)
Step 3

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Microsoft icon file

File extension .ico
File category images
Description ICO – is a special format for displaying icons, shortcuts, icons in Windows OS. It represents two bitmaps. The first is the image mask, and the second is the icon displayed on the mask. It is used to connect a picture with an OS file. Users of devices with operating systems from Microsoft can edit the ICO files to create special icons. It can be converted to files with popular JEPG and PNG extensions. Saving files in ICO is used when developing graphics in the form of indicators, icons and similar graphical elements. They are used as an icon and site logo. They are opened by any application for viewing images and special programs like ACDSee or Axialis IconWorkshop.
Technical details The .ico extension is used from the very first versions of Windows OS, gradually adding in size and maximum number of supported hues. For example, the "seven" is able to support icons up to 256x256 pixels in 32 bits. To ensure the compatibility with earlier versions of Windows, it is better to use eight-bit icon versions.
Programs
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Paint
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Developer Microsoft
MIME type
image/ico
image/x-icon
application/ico
application/x-ico
application/x-win-bitmap
image/x-win-bitmap
application/octet-stream

CompuServe Graphics Interchange Format

File extension .gif
File category images
Description GIF, Graphics Interchange Format, is one of the most popular bitmap image formats on the World Wide Web, allowing you to share images. It also supports transparent views of various animations. Such files are used for the development of web advertising with sequentially changing pictures, as well as the graphics shell of video files. They use scan-line images with the depth parameters up to 256 colors of the RGB palette. The process of compressing files in GIF does not affect the quality in any way, as there is no loss because of compression technique. Due to this, it is possible to convert to other formats while preserving the original image properties. The extension is opened by many applications for viewing and processing images and video content installed on PCs and mobile devices regardless of OS.
Technical details The format was developed by Compuserve specialists specially for its use in the web environment, which provided wide public access to data on such files. The extension uses the LZW algorithm that allows to carry out a process, in parallel with the removal of segments containing insufficient information. This ensures the preservation of high quality pictures. Thanks to the Lempel-Ziv-Welch algorithm, the format handles graphic files with repeating sections well, in particular, images with a large number of single-color pixels horizontally. Interlaced data storage is also possible. Scan-line data is compressed to the smallest size. Reducing the number of colors required to create an image is provided by removing shades unnecessary to perform this process. The range of available GIF colors is from 2 (black and white) to 256, while reducing the number of colors leads to a decrease in the file size.
Programs
Adobe Photoshop
Apple Preview
Corel Paint Shop Pro
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery Viewer
Developer CompuServe
MIME type
image/gif

FAQ

❓ How can I convert ico to gif?
Firstly, select a ico file you want to convert or drag and drop it. Secondly, select gif or any other format you want to convert your file to. Then click convert and wait until your file is converted
⏳ How long should I wait to convert ico to gif?
images conversion usually takes a few seconds. You will convert ico to gif very quickly.
🛡️ Is it secure to convert ico to gif on OnlineConvertFree?
Sure! We delete your uploaded and converted files, so nobody has access to your information. All types of conversion on OnlineConvertFree (including ico to gif) is 100% safe.
📱 Can I convert ico to gif without software installation?
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