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 WEBP (WebP) format that you can then download and edit/use within image file editors or use for high definition printing applications.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your ICO to WEBP.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your ICO file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the ICO to WEBP conversion has completed, you can download your WEBP file straight away.
We aim to process all ICO to WEBP 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 ICO file you submit to us. The resulting WEBP file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our ICO to WEBP 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 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.
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.
The WebP format created to be a successor to the JPEG image file format features enhanced lossy compression resulting in smaller files to a comparable JPEG file. The format also supports lossless compression and animations making it possible to be used as an alternative to Animated GIF's.
The format has its limitations such as a maximum width of 16384 pixels. Support for displaying WebP images is well supported within most modern web browsers, with older browsers such as Internet Explorer requiring additional plugins to display the image content.