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Online ICO converter

You can convert pictures, photos and image files to ICO format with free online converter.

How to convert to ico?
Step 1
Download file
Select a file from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox or drag and drop it on the page
Step 2
Select files «to ico»
Select files ico or any other format you need (more than 100 supported formats)
Step 3
Download your ico file
Wait for your file will convert and you will able to download it immediately ico -file
Microsoft icon file
File extension
.ico
File category
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