Convert image files with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a CUR (Microsoft Cursor Icon) file and from this, create a new image saved in the ICO (Icon) format that you can then download and edit/use within image file editors or use for high definition printing applications. Our conversion tool can also batch convert multiple CUR image files, up to 25 files at a time can be converted.
Along with converting CUR image files to ICO, our tool allows you to also adjust the image with some simple effects such as applying a greyscale filter to the image. These additional options are available within the Options tab. Along with Greyscale, you can also mirror/flip the image if needed. For single CUR file uploads you will also see options to resize and rotate your image.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your CUR to ICO.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your CUR file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the CUR to ICO conversion has completed, you can download your ICO file straight away.
We aim to process all CUR to ICO conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the CUR file you submit to us. The resulting ICO file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our CUR to ICO tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our CUR conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.
Yes! Our CUR tool supports full batch conversions. You can upload up to 25 CUR files at a time. Our tool will convert them all as quickly as possible. Once completed, you can either download the ICO files individually or download them all in a single ZIP file.
A CUR file is a Windows-specific file format that is used to store custom cursor graphics and metadata allowing users to create customized mouse pointer graphics.
Cursors play an essential role in user interface design, helping users locate and interact with elements on the screen efficiently, so having the ability to customize these adds to the overall user experience of Windows.
The ICO file is an image format which started life on Microsoft Windows 1.0 and was used exclusively for storing image icons used by the operating system. Back then ICO files were limited in size to 32x32 pixels with only 2 colors. With subsequent versions of Windows the format has been amended and upgraded to support larger images with more colors.
Although the initial ICO format was not compressed due to their already small sizes (and limited computing power to decompress them in real-time), as the size of image icons has increased over the years Microsoft recommends that for larger icon files PNG compression be used for storing the raster data.