ICO to BMP converter
ICO is a graphics file format used for computer icons. It was created by Microsoft for use with Windows, and most image editors support the creation and saving of this image type. ICO files contain small images and are typically saved in either 16x16 pixel or 32x32 pixel sizes, but larger sizes are also supported.
ICO files use a specific header which contains metadata, followed by an array of bits that represent the pixels. It supports several color depths (typically 1, 4 and 8 bits per pixel) and can include optional transparency and alternative image formats. ICO files can sometimes contain multiple sizes or variations of the same icon, allowing it to be scaled to different sizes while maintaining a consistent appearance.
The BMP (Bitmap) file format is a raster graphics file type commonly used to store digital images. BMP files are typically uncompressed and can range from simple monochrome images to 24-bit color images with full color depth and lossless compression. The BMP format supports multiple color depths, including 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit color. It also supports alpha blending and other features.
BMP files are widely used to create logos, web graphics, icons, screenshots, and loading images in games. They can be opened with any text editor or image editing software. Web browsers can also display BMP files. Microsoft Windows and other operating systems support the BMP file type natively.