The ico extension is the icon storage format in the Microsoft Windows operating system.
This format also supports the preservation of images with the extension of JPEG and PNG. The popularity of Windows has caused the importance of creating files in iso format.
Ico format application
All icons of different applications in the systemWindows, regardless of version, has the ICO extension (icon). In addition, this format is also used for favicons, site icons that are visible in the address bar of the browser just before the URL or in the SERP. When creating your own graphics in the form of icons, cursors, icons or using ready-made graphic elements as such, there is a need to save in ico format.
Icons (icons) are raster images of square format and certain standard sizes.
Methods for creating the ico format file
1.Use of specialized programs or online services to create icons. Of the most famous and popular programs, IcoFX can be distinguished. This small application has good functionality for editing and drawing icons from scratch and saving in icon format (ico).
2.; Apply Photoshop (Photoshop). The program itself does not have the ability to save files in ico. However, there are third-party plug-ins that allow you to save graphics in this format, and convert ico files with other extensions: png, jpeg, etc.
The plugin is designed to enhance the capabilities of the program or the ability to use it at all.
3.; Using online converters to change the graphic extension of the file to ico format. There are a lot of resources with similar functionality and capabilities in the network.
Ico Extension in Adobe Photoshop
The most interesting is the creation of graphicsWith the ico extension in the Photoshop program. This software company Adobe has rich capabilities and does not limit the imagination when creating your own graphics. So you should know how to do this.
Depending on the version of Photoshop and the installedOn a system PC (32 or 64 bits), you need to install the ICOFormat plugin. To do this, you need to place it in a directory with plugins. Usually this is: C: Program Files Adobe Adobe Photoshop CS5Plug-insFile Formats. Then run Photoshop. Next, if you want to save the graphics in the ico format, you need to click on the "File" menu item and Save as. Select ico format from the drop-down list. It should be noted that the maximum size of the saved image can not exceed 256x256 pixels.
Using the various methods described, you can convert almost any graphic image into an ico file or create the graphics from scratch in this format.