.ICON File Extension

Icon Image

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What is an ICON file?

An ICON file contains image data for a computer icon used to represent files, folders, applications, and so on. ICON files are typically saved as small, square bitmap images, ranging from 16 x 16 to 256 x 256 pixels in size.

More Information

Most Windows Icon files use the .ICO extension. Macintosh Icon files use the .ICNS extension.

How to open an ICON file

You an open an ICON file in GIMP (cross-platform), or you can open the file in Adobe Photoshop (Windows, Mac) with the Iconfactory IconBuilder plug-in installed.

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Programs that open ICON files

Icon Craft
Icon Processor
Perfect Icon

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