Eugene, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2014 -- Software Development Resource or simply SDR has finally entered the image rendering and conversion scene by introducing a new yet still free program called PNG to ICO converter.
From PNG to ICO Files, There's More Similarity than Difference
Most people would have encountered a .png file once in their lives, but they'd start thinking about their association with .ico files.
For majority of desktop users, they surely have seen .ico files before and even today as it's still widely used in most desktop environments, especially Microsoft's. How? These are the icon files. Less on the thrill, PNG was developed by PNG Development Group in late 1996 and has since been donated to W3C [World Wide Web Consortium] so anyone can use it freely and become standard for the internet.
Although PNG didn't become standard because of the JPEG and GIF opposition [both files are also still widely used for most image files], it is the most commonly used format for lossless image compression in the internet – which is goal achieved for its developers.
JPEG compressions usually suffer from over-pixelation with every save, something that doesn't happen with PNG files thus the preference while GIF images are commonly used for cool effects and animation.
On the other hand, ICO files are smaller file formats and is rather a digital container format that is a smaller representation of shortcut programs and any other graphic icons in either BMP or PNG format.
For graphics and image afficionados, transforming PNG files to ICO files can become abreeze with the right programs but not much for normal users who want to try something new. SDR's free .png to .ico converter bridges that gap.
It can easily convert any PNG files into appropriate size, color, and scaling without degrading image quality.
About Software Development Resource
Their team of talented software engineers, programmers and developers have a combined experience of 30 years in the industry. They started as a small shop and quickly grew to now include team members from around the world. They believe that showcasing their talent with the introduction of free useful software programs is a way to help the community and increase their productivity. SDR offers custom software solutions to streamline businesses.
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