Expansion is ico icons storage formats in the operating system Microsoft Windows.
This format also supports saving images with the extension JPEG and PNG.Populyarnost of Windows led to the importance of creating files in iso format.
Application ico format
All icons of different applications in the systemThe Windows, regardless of the version, have the extension ICO (icon). In addition, this format is used for the favicon, icon sites that are visible in the browser address bar directly in front of the URL or in the search results. When you create your own graphics in the form of icons, cursors, icons, or use this as a ready-made graphical elements, there is a need to maintain in ico format.
The icons (icons) - bitmaps square format and certain standard sizes.
How to create ico file format
1.; Use of specialized programs or online services to create icons. Among the most famous and popular programs can be identified IcoFX. This is a small size application has good functionality for editing and drawing icons from scratch, and in the preservation of icons (ico) format.
2.; Photoshop Application (Photoshop). The program itself does not have the ability to save files in ico. However, there are third-party plug-ins, allowing both to keep the schedule in this format, and convert ico files with certain extensions: png, jpeg, etc..
The plugin is designed to expand the possibilities of the program and the possibility of its use in general.
3, Using the online converter to change the graphic file extension to ico format. Such resources with similar functionality and capabilities, on the network a lot.
Ico Extend the program Adobe Photoshop
Of greatest interest is the creation of graphicswith an extension ico in Photoshop program. This software company Adobe has rich features and does not limit the imagination to create their own graphics. So you should learn how to do it.
Depending on the installed version of Photoshop andon the PC (32 or 64 bit), you must install the plug-in ICOFormat. To do this, they should be placed in the directory of the plug-ins. This is usually: C: Program FilesAdobeAdobe Photoshop CS5Plug-insFile Formats. Then run photoshop. Further, when the need to save graphics in ico format, you need to click the menu item "File" and Save as (save as). In the drop-down list to select ico format. Note that the maximum size of the saved image may not exceed 256x256 pixels.
Using various techniques described, you can almost any graphic image converted into ico file format or to create graphics from scratch in this format.