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Image to STL

Convert your STL file to PNG

Use our free and fast online tool to convert your STL (Standard Triangle Language) 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 STL to PNG Online?

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

Upload a STL

Upload a STL

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

Download your PNG

Download your PNG

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

FAQ

What STL formats can I convert from?

You can convert from both text and binary STL files. If your STL file contains color information we will bring this over.

How can I convert my STL file to PNG?

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

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

We aim to process all STL 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 STL to PNG 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 STL to PNG on ImageToStl.com?

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

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

Yes! Our STL 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.

File format information for STL to PNG

Extension: STL

Full Name: Standard Triangle Language

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/vnd.ms-pki.stl

Format: Text & Binary

Description

The STL file format has its roots in the 1980's and is the native file format for 3D Systems stereolithography CAD software. The format defines a triangulated mesh with vertices and faces and is a popular format for sharing 3D printable model files.

There were several formats that attempted to extend the STL format namely SolidView and VisCAM whose formats included limited 15-bit color information for each mesh face which is often ignored by most modern 3D software. The STL format can be either Text or Binary, our tools will support both formats.

STL Notes

Standard STL files do not contain material or color information so this cannot be imported. There are however two formats (VisCAM and SolidView) that attempted to add color information to the STL file format. If our tool detects this additional color information it will attempt to import this information.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Face colors via the VisCAM and SolidView formats
  • Binary and Text versions supported

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.