ICO to SVG Converter

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How to Convert ICO to SVG?

  1. Click the “Choose Files” button to select your ICO files.
  2. Click the “Convert to SVG” button to start the conversion.
  3. When the status change to “Done” click the “Download SVG” button

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We use both open source and custom software to make sure our conversions are of the highest quality. In most cases, you can fine-tune conversion parameters using “Advanced Settings” (optional, look for the icon).

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Our ICO to SVG Converter is free and works on any web browser. We guarantee file security and privacy. Files are protected with 256-bit SSL encryption and automatically deleted after 2 hours.

What is an ICO file?

ICO files contain pixel-based images that can have up to 256 x 256 pixels, 24-bit color, and 8-bit transparency. ICO files offer a convenient place to store and scale the images needed to display the icons so that Windows users can associate an image with an application.

How to open an ICO file?

Use Windows IconMaker to open, edit, and create an ICO file. CorelDRAW is an excellent program for opening, editing, and creating ICO files. To convert ICO files, consider using our online ICO Converter. Often, ICO files are converted to and from other file types to use certain images as icons or to save the icon image into an editable or portable format.


A popular program for manipulating ICO files is GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP). ICO is supported by Mac, Linux, and Windows operating systems. Other programs that can open ICO files include Microsoft Paint, Apple Preview, or IrfanView.


Developed by: Microsoft

Initial Release: 20 November 1985

Useful links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICO_(file_format)

https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/03/operating-system-interface-design-between-1981-2009/

What is an SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) file?

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a resolution-independent, open-standard file format. It is based on Extensible Markup Language (XML), uses vector graphics, and supports limited animation. The main benefit of using an SVG file is, as the name implies, its scalability. This file type can be resized without a loss in image quality. In addition, SVG is unique in that it is not an image format. Instead, it is an XML-based standard that provides information for creating two-dimensional vector images.

How to open an SVG file?

SVG files open readily in most web browsers, such as Firefox or Microsoft Edge. In addition, since SVG is an XML file, you can view the XML-associated text in any common text editor, such as Windows Notepad or Brackets for macOS.


It is possible to use Adobe programs for opening and editing SVG files. Just be sure to install the SVG Kit for Adobe Creative Suite plug-in first. Converting SVG files is possible with the aid of a few online tools. For conversion to non-vector file types, try our SVG to GIF or SVG to PDF tools. To convert to vector files like SVG into JPG, try our SVG to JPG or SVG to PNG tools. 


Developed by: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

Initial Release: 4 September 2001

Useful links: 

https://www.lifewire.com/svg-file-4120603

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Vector_Graphics

Convert Your ICO files to other formats

FreeConvert.com can convert your ICO files to these other formats: