Files with icon extension s commonly used for small graphic icon files in my programs. Can be opened and edited in programs like Axialis IconWorkshop or Icon Catcher.

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ICON file extension - Icon image file

What is icon file? How to open icon files?

File type specification:

Graphics file type icon Graphics file type

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

icon file icon: icon filetype icon

File extension icon is generally used by many various applications on most platforms for icon image files.

Icons may be used to represent a file, folder, application or even device in a computer operating system. A computer icon usually ranges from 16 by 16 pixels up to 128 by 128 pixels, but some operating systems can feature icons up to 512 by 512 pixels.

The default software associated to open icon file:

Axialis IconWorkshop icon

Axialis Software logoAxialis IconWorkshop  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Axialis Software

Axialis IconWorkshop is a full-featured program that allows you to create icons for Windows, Mac and Unix. It is also able to paint icons for Windows 10 (768x768) and Macintosh icons up to 1024x1024 for Macs with Retina display with variable transparency (alpha channel).

It supports various conversions of icons to standard picture file formats and vice versa as well as conversion of icons between Mac and Windows formats.

Help how to open:

You can use any image viewer or image editor, such as Axialis IconWorkshop, Image Forge, IcoFX, XnView, Apple Icon Composer etc. to view .icon files.

How to convert:

Image viewers or Image editors support conversion to other bitmap or vector formats. You can use them to convert *.icon files to other vector or bitmap format.

Find conversions from icon file:

icon to bmp

icon to gif

icon to icns

icon to jpg

icon to png

icon to svg

icon to tiff

Find converter to icon file type:

bmp to icon

exe to icon

jpeg to icon

jpg to icon

png to icon

tif to icon

tiff to icon

List of software applications associated to the .icon file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open icon file, edit icon file, convert icon file, view icon file, play icon file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting icon files.

Software that open icon file - Icon image file

Programs supporting the exension icon on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open icon file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with icon file by default:
Axialis IconWorkshop small icon Axialis IconWorkshop
Other suggested software:
RealWorld Icon Editor
Icon Catcher
GIMP small icon GIMP


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