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I have some icons I'd like to purchase and use from, but they are only available as .ico files. I want to use these as part of a user-interface on a website, so I need them as either bitmap or vector format that I can bring into Photoshop to produce transparent .png files.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get .ico files into Photoshop through some third-party application? If it matters, I am using a Windows computer.

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marked as duplicate by JohnB Aug 9 '13 at 15:38

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Does this answer your question? How to save as ico in Photoshop CS6 – JohnB Aug 9 '13 at 15:25
Yes, that worked, thanks. I overlooked threads about saving .ico files since I was trying to do the opposite. That plugin works great. – Joe Aug 9 '13 at 15:29
Great! I edited the title of that question so that other people can find it easier, and I'll close this one as a duplicate. – JohnB Aug 9 '13 at 15:38
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There are various online and desktop .ico converting softwares, one online tool perfect for this is iConvert. It converts to various formats and lets you choose which one you want to download.

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oo, that looks like that would work well too. There was a comment that seems to have vanished that suggested ICOformat plugin for photoshop which I'm using now and is working how i'd like it, but i will bookmark this site. – Joe Aug 9 '13 at 15:32

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