Convert a Windows®/Macintosh® icon to PNG
PNG is an image file format, not really an icon format. Icons usually contain several formats. PNG images contain only one image used as icon. This image is usually a large one (128x128 or 256x256) with alpha channel (RGB/A 32 BPP). This format is used by numerous GUI and applications (Linux KDE, dock bars...).
Using this feature you can extract an image from an icon and convert it to a PNG icon. Only one image will be extracted from the icon. We recommend you to extract the largest RGB/A image from the icon since IconWorkshop™ supports creation of PNG images with alpha channel.
Open the icon file in IconWorkshop™
1. Open your original icon file (from the librarian or using File/Open...).
2. The image file opens in a document window. In the image format list, select the image you wish to use to create the PNG file. We recommend you to extract the largest RGB/A image from the icon since IconWorkshop™ supports creation of PNG images with alpha channel.
Save the image as a PNG file
3. Choose File/Export/Save as PNG with Transparency or press Ctrl+Shift+T.
4. A standard Save Image As dialog box opens. In the Save as Type list appears only the PNG format.
5. Choose a destination folder and type a new filename. When done, click OK.
6. The PNG file has been created.