Free Online EXR to PNG Converter

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A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

Please note: Your EXR file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 15 minutes after upload so please download your converted EXR file before this time.

How to Convert your EXR to PNG Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your EXR to PNG using our fast and free EXR converter tool.

Upload your EXR file

Click the "Upload a EXR File" button, then select a EXR to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your PNG

Click the download link to receive your PNG file.

File format information for EXR and PNG

ExtensionEXR
Full NameOpenEXR
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/x-exr; version="2"
FormatBinary

An EXR file, short for "OpenEXR," is a high-dynamic-range (HDR) image file format developed by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in the late 1990s. It was designed to store and manage images with a wide range of luminance and color values, making it ideal for visual effects and computer graphics applications. Unlike standard image formats like JPEG or PNG, which use 8-bit color depth, EXR files support 16-bit and 32-bit floating-point color, enabling the storage of extremely bright and dark pixels without losing detail or introducing artifacts.

One of the key advantages of EXR files is their ability to store multiple channels, including color, depth, and alpha, in a single file. This channel support simplifies the handling of complex image data and makes it easier to retain essential information during the post-processing stage. Additionally, EXR files use a lossless compression method, ensuring that no image quality is sacrificed during storage, making them suitable for intermediate and final render passes in the production pipeline.

Due to its flexibility and high-fidelity characteristics, the EXR format has become a standard in the film and animation industry. It allows artists, animators, and visual effects professionals to work with high-quality images that accurately represent the dynamic range of the real world, thus facilitating the creation of stunning and realistic visuals in various digital media projects.

ExtensionPNG
Full NamePortable Network Graphics
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/png
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net, Photoshop

PNG files are a widely used graphics file format used in areas where high-quality images (often with transparency) are required while also retaining a small file size. They are one of the most common formats of file used for web and print mediums and are particularly useful for logos, icons, and other images where multi-level transparency is desired.

The format itself was created in the 1990's with the main aim of storing computer graphics in a high-quality format while minimising the required storage space. The longer-term aim was to displace the GIF file format and make PNG the number one format for non-lossy, high-quality image formats on the then-burgeoning world wide web.

One of the selling points of the PNG format is its support for multiple levels of transparency, making it superior to the GIF format, which can only handle a single level of transparency. Also, like GIFs, the PNG format supports palletizing image colors down to 256 or 16 colors to help reduce the file size of the PNG.

Information for converting from EXR to PNG

Our EXR imaging tool will accurately convert your EXR file into a PNG image file using our high quality internal 2D rendering to create your final PNG ready for download. Your EXR file will be analyzed pixel by pixel in order to produce the most accurate conversion possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my EXR file to PNG?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your EXR file to upload. Your EXR file will be uploaded to our servers. When the EXR to PNG conversion has completed, you can download your PNG file straight away.

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

We aim to process all EXR to PNG conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the EXR to PNG conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.

Is there any loss in quality when converting my EXR file?

If you are converting your EXR file to a format that implements lossy-compression then yes, the quality will be reduced however the loss in quality is usually not noticeable and can result in much smaller file sizes.

Will the conversion affect the resolution of my converted EXR file?

No. When converting your EXR file our tool will not perform any resizing of your image and the resulting file will be the same resolution as your uploaded EXR file.