DDS to ICO - Convert icon online
|#||Output File||Source File||Action|
1. Click "Choose Files" button to select multiple files on your computer. You can also click the dropdown button to choose online file from URL, Google Drive or Dropbox. The image format can be PNG, SVG, JPG, BMP, GIF, WEBP, HEIC or ICO etc. To create transparent icons, you must select image files with transparent background.
2. Choose icon type and icon sizes. You can choose to create one single multi-resolution icon for all chosen sizes or one icon file for each size. The standard sizes for icons are 16x16, 32x32, 48x48, 64x64 and 128x128 pixels. You can choose the "Customize size" option and enter customized icon sizes. The format is [width]x[height], separate with comma, max icon size is 256x256. For example: 30x30,60x60,90x90.
3. Click "Convert Now!" button to start batch conversion. The output files will be listed in the "Conversion Results" section. Click icon to show file QR code or save file to online storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
DDS vs ICO:
|Full name||Microsoft Direct Draw Surface||Microsoft Icon|
|Type of format||Texture files||Graphics file format for computer icons|
|Introduction||The DirectDraw Surface container file format (uses the filename extension DDS), is a Microsoft format for storing data compressed with the proprietary S3 Texture Compression (S3TC) algorithm, which can be decompressed in hardware by GPUs.||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||The DirectDraw Surface format is useful for storing graphical textures and cubic environment maps as a data file, both compressed and uncompressed. The Microsoft Windows file extension for this data format is '.dds'.||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).|
|Associated programs||Adobe Photoshop||Axialis IconWorkshop, IcoFX, IconBuilder, Microangelo Toolset, Greenfish Icon Editor Pro, GIMP, ImageMagick, IrfanView, ResEdit.|
|Wikipedia||DDS on Wikipedia||ICO on Wikipedia|