ICOFormat is a lightweight and useful Photoshop plugin that can be used to quickly open and save icon (.ICO) files.
Furthermore, one can also rely on this plugin to open .CUR (cursor) files within Adobe Photoshop.
All you have to do is copy the plugin in the "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop \Plug-Ins\File Formats" folder.
Here are some key features of "ICOFormat":
· Reads and writes .ICO files of 1, 4, 8 bits as Indexed mode images, and 16, 24, 32 bit as RGB mode
· If an input file contains multiple icons, a dialog box prompts to select one (indicates pixel size and color depth of each contained icon).
· ICO files created by the plugin contain one icon only.
· When saving an icon, it is possible to save in either standard ICO or PNG compressed formats. The latter format is not compatible with all software.
· Adobe Photoshop