The "convert" app, released as a part of ImageMagick, is what I use.  Its
syntax is pretty straightforward:

$ convert myimage.ico myimage.png

or whatever formats you want to convert between.  Here is its freshmeat page:

or you can go directly to the imagemagick page at

If you're using a recent/major linux distro like RedHat or Mandrake,
ImageMagick is probably already installed.

Good luck.


On Wed, Mar 08, 2000 at 06:09:02PM -0600, Hiromasa Kato wrote:
> I'm in the process of incorporating several image resources
> from linux/win32 port to the beos port. Most of the time, I simply
> grab the xpm files from the linux version and simply incorporate
> them into my beos version. But, I don't know how I can convert
> those .ICO files on Win32 to some format I can use on BeOS.
> As far as I know, the linux source tree currently has no application
> icons, so I need to use the Win32 icon files.
> Are there any simple util that can convert .ico files to other
> format like xpm/png/gif, preferrably on linux as I don't have
> access to Windows machine right now. I've briefly searched
> thru but the ones I found I couldn't get them to
> compile on a digital unix machine at work. I'll try building them
> when I get home tonight, but if there's any defacto standard
> tool for dealing with .ico files, please let me know.
> --
> Hiromasa Kato
> _______________________________________________


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