Free Online CUR to PNG 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 PNG Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your CUR to PNG 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 PNG

Click the download link to receive your PNG file.

File format information for CUR and PNG

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.

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

PNG files are a widely used graphics file format used in areas where high-quality images (often with transparency) are required while also retaining a small file size. They are one of the most common formats of file used for web and print mediums and are particularly useful for logos, icons, and other images where multi-level transparency is desired.

The format itself was created in the 1990's with the main aim of storing computer graphics in a high-quality format while minimising the required storage space. The longer-term aim was to displace the GIF file format and make PNG the number one format for non-lossy, high-quality image formats on the then-burgeoning world wide web.

One of the selling points of the PNG format is its support for multiple levels of transparency, making it superior to the GIF format, which can only handle a single level of transparency. Also, like GIFs, the PNG format supports palletizing image colors down to 256 or 16 colors to help reduce the file size of the PNG.

Information for converting from CUR to PNG

Our CUR imaging tool will accurately convert your CUR file into a PNG image file using our high quality internal 2D rendering to create your final PNG 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 PNG?

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

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

We aim to process all CUR to PNG 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 PNG 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.