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Convert your PNG file to PLY

Use our free and fast online tool to convert your PNG (Portable Network Graphics) image or logo into 3D PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) mesh/model files suitable for printing with a 3D printer or for loading into your favourite 3D editing package.

How to Convert your PNG to PLY Online?

Here are 3 simple steps to create an PLY file from a PNG file.

Upload a PNG

Upload a PNG

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

Select your Options

Select your Options

Set the dimensions and other options and click the "Convert to PLY" button to convert your PNG to PLY.

Download your PLY

Download your PLY

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

FAQ

What format is my PLY file saved as?

The PLY file generated by our tool will be in the binary little endian format.

How can I convert my PNG file to PLY?

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

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

We aim to process all PNG to PLY 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 PNG to PLY conversion?

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

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

Yes, of course! We do not store the PNG file you submit to us. The resulting PLY file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

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

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

File format information for PNG to PLY

Extension: PNG

Full Name: Portable Network Graphics

Type: Image

Mime Type: image/png

Format: Binary

Description

The PNG graphics file format is a commonly used format for storing 2D images which can be highly compressed by the use 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.

Extension: PLY

Full Name: Stanford Triangle Format

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/octet-stream

Format: Text & Binary

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

PLY files support per vertex color information. If your uploaded model contains color information our tool will attempt to save this in the PLY file at the end of the conversion process.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Vertex colors
  • Binary and Text versions supported when converting from PLY
  • Binary only version when converting to PLY