ico The .ICO filename extension refers to the ICON image file format originally developed by Microsoft. The extension is used to represent computer icon images of varying sizes designed for the operating system Microsoft Windows. Its use today has extended to developing icons for programs designed using the Microsoft developer's suite Visual Studio and other applications. Similar to other device independent bitmap file formats, the ICON file format is also in the raster graphics class of image formats where each individual pixel is part of an orthogonal dot matrix data structure with support for a limited palette of color information. As a resource file, the .ico file format has its strength in contextual use. This allows for multiple icon images of different color depth or size to be stored within the resource file and used when appropriate.
hdr A .hdr extension file is a High Dynamic Range image format that is also known as HDRI or a Radiance HDR format. A raster image or a digital photo with dark shadows or washed out areas can be rectified using HDRsoft to enhance the color and improve the brightness level. The Multiple pictures having different exposures can also be combined to create one image with an even distribution of color with the HDR software. As compared to standard digital imaging or photographic techniques, HDR imaging uses a high technology to improve the picture quality of an image by increasing its clarity, brightness and luminosity.