Free Online CUR to ICO Converter

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A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

Please note: Your CUR file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted CUR file before this time.

How to Convert your CUR to ICO Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your CUR to ICO using our fast and free CUR converter tool.

Upload your CUR file

Click the "Upload a CUR File" button, then select a CUR to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your ICO

Click the download link to receive your ICO file.

File format information for CUR and ICO

ExtensionCUR
Full NameMicrosoft Cursor Icon
TypeImage
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary

A CUR file, short for "Cursor file," is a type of computer file used to store custom mouse cursor graphics. These files are primarily employed in graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to replace the default cursor with a user-defined one. CUR files are particularly common in Windows operating systems, where users can personalize their cursors to enhance the overall look and feel of their desktop environment.

CUR files typically contain multiple images of varying sizes and color depths to accommodate different display settings and cursor sizes. These images are often stored in a format that supports transparency, such as PNG or BMP, to allow for smooth blending with the background. Users can select a CUR file as their cursor, and the operating system will use the appropriate image from the file depending on the cursor's current state, such as when it's pointing, waiting, or performing other actions.

Custom cursors are not only a cosmetic feature but also serve as a functional aid, making it easier for users to locate and interact with elements on the screen. By creating or downloading CUR files, users can add a personal touch to their computing experience and improve the accessibility and aesthetics of their computer interface.

ExtensionICO
Full NameIcon
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/x-icon
FormatBinary

An ICO file, short for "Icon file," is a computer graphics file format commonly used to represent icons for applications, programs, and files in Microsoft Windows operating systems. These files have a .ico extension and can contain multiple images with different sizes and color depths within a single file. ICO files are designed to provide visual representations of the associated programs or files, helping users quickly identify and access them from the desktop, taskbar, or file explorer. Each image within the ICO file typically corresponds to a specific resolution, such as 16x16, 32x32, or 48x48 pixels, to ensure proper display on various screen sizes and contexts.

The ICO file format supports various color depths, including 1-bit monochrome, 4-bit, 8-bit, 24-bit, and even 32-bit with an alpha channel for transparency. When an application or file is accessed, Windows selects the most appropriate image from the ICO file based on the user's display settings and the context in which the icon is being used. For example, in a file explorer, smaller icons may be used to represent files in a list view, while larger icons are displayed in a thumbnail view. This flexibility allows for smooth scaling and optimal visual appearance across different Windows environments.

ICO files are essential for creating a visually cohesive and intuitive user interface on Windows platforms. Designers and developers often use specialized software to create and edit ICO files, ensuring that icons are visually appealing and serve their intended purpose effectively. With the increasing popularity of custom-designed icons, ICO files play a crucial role in branding and user experience, enabling businesses and developers to leave a lasting impression on their users through distinctive and recognizable visual elements.

Information for converting from CUR to ICO

Our CUR imaging tool will accurately convert your CUR file into a ICO image file using our high quality internal 2D rendering to create your final ICO ready for download. Your CUR file will be analyzed pixel by pixel in order to produce the most accurate conversion possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my CUR file to ICO?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your CUR file to upload. Your CUR file will be uploaded to our servers. When the CUR to ICO conversion has completed, you can download your ICO file straight away.

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

We aim to process all CUR to ICO conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the CUR to ICO conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.

Is there any loss in quality when converting my CUR file?

If you are converting your CUR file to a format that implements lossy-compression then yes, the quality will be reduced however the loss in quality is usually not noticeable and can result in much smaller file sizes.

Will the conversion affect the resolution of my converted CUR file?

No. When converting your CUR file our tool will not perform any resizing of your image and the resulting file will be the same resolution as your uploaded CUR file.