.ICON File Extension

Icon Image File

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General Information

Title ICON File Extension
Extension .ico
Full Form Icon Image File
File Type Image File
Developer Microsoft
MIME Type image/x-icon

File Function

Primary Function Store icons
Additional Functions Represent applications, files
Features Multi-size, Multi-resolution

File Characteristics

Quality Depends on resolution
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency Yes
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Web Favicon Yes
Application Icons Yes
User Interface Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks File masquerade
Best Practices File verification, Trusted sources

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release Windows 1.0 (1985)
Latest Update Varies with software

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .png, .bmp, .gif

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Paint Free Windows
Adobe Photoshop Subscription Windows, Mac
GIMP Free Windows, Mac, Linux