GIF to ICO - Convert icon online
|#||Output File||Source File||Action|
How to convert GIF to ICO:
1. Click the "Choose Files" button to select multiple files on your computer or click the dropdown button to choose an online file from URL, Google Drive or Dropbox. The source image format can be PNG, SVG, JPG, BMP, GIF, WEBP, HEIC, ICO, etc. To create transparent icons, you must choose source images with transparent background.
2. Choose icon type and icon sizes. You can choose to create one single multi-resolution icon for all selected 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 "Custom size" option and enter custom icon sizes. The format is [width]x[height], ranging from 16x16 to 256x256, separated with comma. For example: 30x30,60x60,90x90.
3. Click the "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.
GIF vs ICO:
|Full name||CompuServe Graphics Interchange Format||Microsoft Icon|
|Type of format||Lossless bitmap image format||Graphics file format for computer icons|
|Introduction||The Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym GIF) is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability.||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||GIF supports up to 8 bits per pixel for each image, allowing a single image to reference its own palette of up to 256 different colors chosen from the 24-bit RGB color space. GIF images are compressed using the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) lossless data compression technique to reduce the file size without degrading the visual quality.||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||Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, the GIMP, ImageMagick, IrfanView, Pixel image editor, Paint.NET.||Axialis IconWorkshop, IcoFX, IconBuilder, Microangelo Toolset, Greenfish Icon Editor Pro, GIMP, ImageMagick, IrfanView, ResEdit.|
|Wikipedia||GIF on Wikipedia||ICO on Wikipedia|