Free Online HEIC to STL Converter

Please note: Your HEIC file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 1 hour after upload so please download your converted HEIC file before this time.

How to Convert your HEIC to STL Online?

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

Upload your HEIC file

Upload your HEIC file

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

Download your STL

Download your STL

Click the download link to receive your STL file.

File format information for HEIC and STL

ExtensionHEIC
Full NameHigh Efficiency Image File Format
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/heic
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net, Photoshop

The HEIC is a modern image format with the final specification completed in 2015. The format is a container format which whilst mostly used for storing image data the format can actually support video, audio and text data streams.

HEIC files are binary in nature and offer an alternative to existing digital photo formats such as JPEG featuring better compression whilst retaining comparable image quality. In some cases the file size can be 50% that of the equivalent JPG file.

ExtensionSTL
Full NameStandard Triangle Language
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/vnd.ms-pki.stl
FormatText
Opens WithBlender, MeshLab, CAD Assistant, DAZ Studio

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.

Information for converting from HEIC to STL

Our HEIC converter will convert your HEIC file to a 3D model using the Heightmap process whereby 2D pixels, based on their luminosity, are converted into 3D space to create a full 3D STL model ready for download for further processing in your favourite 3D editing package or for printing on a 3D printer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my HEIC file to STL?

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

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

We aim to process all HEIC to STL 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 HEIC to STL conversion?

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

How is the 3D model generated from my HEIC image?

Our tool uses a Heightmap process whereby the STL 3D model is created based on the luminosity of the individual pixels in you HEIC image.

Is there a limit to the size of my image?

Yes, to ensure our tool converts the HEIC image quickly and with a reasonable final file size, your tool will resize any image larger than 600x600 pixels.