PNG to ICO converter online is a simple free image converter.
It will take any image and convert PNG to ICO file, for web site favicon or Windows applications.
How to convert PNG to ICO
- Choice PNG file.
- Select size image and color depth.
- Press “Convert file” button to start.
Since the ICO format includes more than one image, and a whole set with different sizes, we implemented the ICO converter in such a way that you could create a set of sizes in a single file as simply as possible.
Comparison of PNG and ICO formats
|Format introduction||Portable Network Graphics (PNG) is a raster graphics file format that supports lossless data compression. PNG was created as an improved, non-patented replacement for Graphics Interchange Format (GIF), and is the most used lossless image compression format on the Internet. PNG itself does not support animation at all. MNG is an extension to PNG that does; it was designed by members of the PNG Group.||The ICO file format is an image file format for computer icons in Microsoft Windows. ICO files contain one or more small images at multiple sizes and color depths, such that they may be scaled appropriately. In Windows, all executables that display an icon to the user, on the desktop, in the Start Menu, or in Windows Explorer, must carry the icon in ICO format.|
|Technical details||PNG supports palette-based images (with palettes of 24-bit RGB or 32-bit RGBA colors), grayscale images (with or without alpha channel), and full-color non-palette-based RGB[A] images (with or without alpha channel). PNG was designed for transferring images on the Internet, not for professional-quality print graphics, and therefore does not support non-RGB color spaces such as CMYK.||An ICO file is made up of an ICONDIR (“Icon directory”) structure, containing an ICONDIRENTRY structure for each image in the file, followed by a contiguous block of all image bitmap data (which may be in either Windows BMP format, excluding the BITMAPFILEHEADER structure, or in PNG format, stored in its entirety).|
|Developed by||PNG Development Group||Microsoft|
|Type of format||lossless bitmap image format||Graphics file format for computer icons|
|Associated programs||Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, the GIMP, GraphicConverter, Helicon Filter, ImageMagick, Inkscape, IrfanView, Pixel image editor, Paint.NET, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer.||Axialis IconWorkshop, IcoFX, IconBuilder, Microangelo Toolset, Greenfish Icon Editor Pro, GIMP, ImageMagick, IrfanView, ResEdit.|