32-bit bitmaps are standard Windows bitmaps featuring a 24-bit bitmapped image (16.8M colors) and a 8-bit alpha channel (256 possible levels of transparency for each pixel of the 24-bit image).
Some applications including GConvert of course already support editing and displaying 32-bit bitmaps. This topic describes you how to create these 32-bit bitmaps with GConvert.
- Open the file containing the icon you want to change into a 32-bit bitmap in GConvert.
- Select the right icon resource in the Main Viewer and in the Image Viewer, highlight the 32-bit icon image to be converted.
- Click Save in the toolbar and choose Bitmap in the format list.
- The Save shell dialog box is opened: on the right side, ensure to select the "Use the color format of the exported icon" option.
- Select the filename for your new bitmap file and press OK to save the bitmap file.
Your 32-bit bitmap file is normally created.