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Convert your ICO file to PNG

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Convert image files with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a ICO (Icon) file and from this, create a new image saved in the PNG (Portable Network Graphics) format that you can then download and edit/use within image file editors or use for high definition printing applications.

How to Convert your ICO to PNG Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your ICO to PNG.

Upload a ICO

Click the "Upload a ICO File" button and select a ICO to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your PNG

Click the download link once completed to receive your PNG file.

FAQ

How can I convert my ICO file to PNG?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your ICO file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the ICO to PNG conversion has completed, you can download your PNG file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my ICO to PNG?

We aim to process all ICO to PNG conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the ICO to PNG conversion?

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.

Is it safe to convert my ICO to PNG on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the ICO file you submit to us. The resulting PNG file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert ICO to PNG on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our ICO to PNG tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

What if I am using an Ad Blocker, will that affect things?

Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our ICO 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.

File format information for ICO to PNG

ExtensionICO
Full NameIcon
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/x-icon
FormatBinary

Description

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.

ExtensionPNG
Full NamePortable Network Graphics
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/png
FormatBinary
Open WithPaint.Net, Photoshop

Description

The PNG graphics file format is a commonly used format for storing 2D images which can be highly compressed by the use a palette if the image has a sufficiently low number of colors (256 colors in general). The PNG file is then further compressed using the DEFLATE compression algorithm to ensure small file sizes that are fast to download.

PNG files are seen as the logical successor to the GIF image file format and was devised in the mid-1990's as a superior format to GIF. PNG files are generally used for company logos, icons and other non-photographic image content. Saving a digital photo in the PNG format will create a much larger file than an equivalent JPG image hence the PNG format being unsuitable for most digital photo content.

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