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How to convert a BMP to a ICO file?

  1. Choose the BMP file that you want to convert.
  2. Select ICO as the the format you want to convert your BMP file to.
  3. Click "Convert" to convert your BMP file.

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BMP BMP (Image)

File extension .bmp
Category Image File
Description BMP is a standard image file format which was historically used by computers running the Windows operating system. The format is more commonly know as Bitmap files. The term bitmap was originally coined in computer programming to refer to a map of bits. Historically when you saved an image on your home PC you might have saved it as a .bhp file, this is becoming less common with .jpeg the preferred image file format with the advent of digital cameras.
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Technical Details Bitmap files are housed in a device-independent bitmap (DIB) format. The term device independent means that the bitmap specifies pixel color in a form independent of the method used by a display to represent color. This enables Windows to show the bitmap on any type of display device - such as your monitor.
Associated programs
  • MS Paint
  • Microsoft Photo Editor
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Paintbrush
Developed by Microsoft
MIME type
  • Image/x-ms-bmp
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ICO ICO (Image)

File extension .ico
Category Image File
Description The .ico file extension is a file format that is used by Microsoft Windows to display an image to represent computer icons, such as programs, shortcuts, Start Menu items or directories. To associate an image with a file in Microsoft Windows a .ico file must be used. An example of an icon is the small computer image associated with 'My Computer' or the Notepad icon that is associated with the Notepad.exe application within Microsoft Windows.
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Technical Details The .ico file type was introduced by the first edition of Windows and has slowly evolved in terms of maximum pixel size and the level of colour support. Windows 7 currently supports icon sizes up to 256 x 256 pixels at 32 bit (comprising 24 bit colour, and 8 bit transparency). However to ensure backwards compatibility with previous versions of Windows 8 bit versions are recommended.
Associated programs
  • Microsoft Paint
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Developed by Microsoft
MIME type
  • image/ico
  • image/x-icon
  • application/ico
  • application/x-ico
  • application/x-win-bitmap
  • image/x-win-bitmap
  • application/octet-stream
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BMP Convert BMP file

Using Zamzar, it is possible to convert BMP files to a variety of other formats

  • bmp to doc (Microsoft Word Document)
  • bmp to docx (Microsoft Word 2007 Document)
  • bmp to gif (Compuserve graphics interchange)
  • bmp to ico (Windows Icon)
  • bmp to jpg (JPEG compliant image)
  • bmp to pcx (Paintbrush Bitmap Image)
  • bmp to pdf (Portable Document Format)
  • bmp to png (Portable Network Graphic)
  • bmp to ps (PostScript)
  • bmp to tga (Truevision Targa Graphic)
  • bmp to thumbnail (Thumbnail image)
  • bmp to tiff (Tagged image file format)
  • bmp to wbmp (Wireless Bitmap File Format)
  • bmp to webp (Lossily compressed image file)

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