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Free Online ICO to PNG Converter

Please note: Your ICO file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 1 hour after upload so please download your converted ICO file before this time.

How to Convert your ICO to PNG Online?

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

Upload your ICO file

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

Download your PNG

Click the download link to receive your PNG file.

File format information for ICO and PNG

ExtensionICO
Full NameIcon
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/x-icon
FormatBinary

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
Opens WithPaint.Net, Photoshop

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.

Information for converting from ICO to PNG

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my ICO file to PNG?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your ICO file to upload. Your ICO file will be uploaded to our servers. 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 however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the ICO 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 ICO file?

If you are converting your ICO 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 ICO file?

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