ICO to GIF 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 GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is an 8-bit image file format that is widely used to display animation and graphics. It supports up to 256 colors and is often used to display small web graphics for logos or simple animations. It can be used both for static images and for animated images, and generally compresses images better than other image formats.
The GIF format supports data compression, but does not support animation or sound. It is also limited in its ability to provide better image quality than other image formats such as JPEG. However, GIFs are more suitable for use on the web because of their small size and relatively fast loading times.