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Convert your PLY file to PNG

Use our free and fast online tool to convert your PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) 3D model file into a PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image file ready to download. Once the model has been loaded you will be presented with a real-time 3D rendering of the model which you will be able to rotate, zoom and pan into the perfect position prior to capturing a screenshot for download.

How to Convert your PLY to PNG Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PLY to PNG.

Upload a PLY

Click the "Upload a PLY File" button and select a PLY to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your PNG

Click the download link once completed to receive your PNG file.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my PLY file to PNG?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your PLY file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the PLY to PNG conversion has completed, you can download your PNG file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my PLY to PNG?

We aim to process all PLY to PNG conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.

How accurate is the PLY to PNG conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my PLY to PNG on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the PLY file you submit to us. The resulting PNG file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert PLY to PNG on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our PLY to PNG tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.

What if I am using an Ad Blocker, will that affect things?

Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our PLY conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.

What PLY formats can I convert from?

Our tool supports converting from all PLY formats including Text and Binary (both little endian and big endian).

File format information for PLY to PNG

ExtensionPLY
Full NameStanford Triangle Format
Type3D Model/Point Cloud
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatText & Binary
ToolsPLY Converters, 3D Model Voxelizer, Create PLY Animation, Compress PLY, Text to PLY, View PLY
Open WithBlender, DAZ Studio, MeshLab

Description

The PLY format is a 3D model format originally developed and released in 1994 with its primary use being to store three-dimensional data from 3D digital scanners. The format known as the Polygon File Format and also the Stanford Triangle Format can be either a binary or text based format.

The file format stores 3D geometric information such as vertices, faces, vertex normals, color and other custom data. The format is still in use with many PLY models available to download and PLY files can be loaded into most popular 3D applications such as Blender.

PLY Notes

If your PLY file contains vertex colors these will be imported and mapped where possible.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Vertex colors
  • Binary and Text versions supported when converting from PLY
  • Binary only version when converting to PLY
ExtensionPNG
Full NamePortable Network Graphics
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/png
FormatBinary
ToolsPNG Converters, Create Cookie Cutter, View PNG
Open WithPaint.NET, Photoshop

Description

The PNG graphics file format is a commonly used format for storing 2D images which can be highly compressed by the use of a palette if the image has a sufficiently low number of colors (256 colors in general). The PNG file is then further compressed using the DEFLATE compression algorithm to ensure small file sizes that are fast to download.

PNG files are seen as the logical successor to the GIF image file format and was devised in the mid-1990's as a superior format to GIF. PNG files are generally used for company logos, icons and other non-photographic image content. Saving a digital photo in the PNG format will create a much larger file than an equivalent JPG image hence the PNG format being unsuitable for most digital photo content.

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