How to convert BMP to Icon with Easy Picture2Icon

How to convert BMP to Icon with Easy Picture2Icon How to convert BMP to Icon with Easy Picture2Icon

There are several ways to create an icon from a simple BMP image file (an image format that is mainly used for storing 2D bitmap images on a Windows-based computer). You can use a photo editor to resize the loaded picture and save it as an icon (but it might require some graphical skills), use an online service like, that will help you instantly create icons from BMP images (but it will require a permanent Internet connection), or you can simply apply an image to icon converter that will let you transform your BMP photos into icons with pre-defined sizes in an instant. 

In this guide I will show you how you can create icons from BMP image files using Easy Picture2Icon 3.0 (Freeware)  from I have chosen this converter mostly because of that it keeps the job simple and straight to the point (just as it should be), without having to access complicated menus or deal with any advanced settings.

.NET Framework is required to be installed on your computer to run this program.

Tutorial assets

You will need to download the following software to keep up with this tutorial.

In order to convert BMP images to Icon files, you will have to complete these easy steps

Step 1

Open a BMP image by clicking on the "Open Picture" button.

Step 2

Select any of the provided icon sizes for your output file (16x16, 32x32, 48x48, or all of them).

Advanced steps

Step 2.1

You can select to compress the loaded image, cut the edges, or fit the picture to match a pre-defined size with just a click of a mouse. You can even make the icon have a transparent color by checking the appropriate box.

Step 3

Save the ICO output file in any desired location (Press the "Save Icon" button).


You have just successfully created an icon from a BMP image file. You have probably noticed that the conversion process with Easy Picture2Icon 3.0 is very simple and if you follow the presented steps, you shouldn't encounter any trouble. If you want to try an application that offers more advanced features, support for batch conversion, and other functions, then you should check the programs from the list below.

  • Lightweight
  • Very easy to use
  • Can convert various image formats to ICO
  • Free
  • Lack of features

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