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Convert your TIF file to PLY

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Use our free and fast online tool to convert your TIF (Tag Image File Format) 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 TIF to PLY Online?

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

Upload a TIF

Upload a TIF

Click the "Upload a File" button and select a TIF 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 TIF 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 TIF file to PLY?

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

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

We aim to process all TIF 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 TIF 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 TIF to PLY on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the TIF 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 TIF to PLY on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our TIF 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 TIF to PLY

Extension: TIF

Full Name: Tag Image File Format

Type: Image

Mime Type: image/tiff

Format: Binary

Extension: PLY

Full Name: Stanford Triangle Format

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/octet-stream

Format: Text & Binary

Description

The TIF file extension is a raster graphics file format originally created in 1986 making it one of the older image file formats available. The format was created by Aldus Corporation (Now Adobe) for use in Desktop Publishing software is still a popular format which is still in use today.

The format has evolved over time from its original use in DTP applications, Fax machine software, Optical Character Recognition software and more. TIF files are binary and can contain one or more images arranged in a rectangualr data format within the file.

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