This file format is used as a canvas (background) in a variety of image editing software in order to set the main color of the image. It is used to fill the canvas with one solid color. It belongs to the group of 'pseudo-image' file formats. It can be used for the fill color, which is chosen from the selected area in a particular image.
ICO is a file of this format usually contains a small image icons of different resolutions (16x16, 32x32, 64x64 pixels) and various color depths (16 colors, 32, 64, 128, 256, 16-bit, and so on). Used to display files and folders in the graphical user interface (GUI) operating systems. This format can be opened with the help of the program ACDSee.