Free Online JPG to PLY Converter

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A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

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

How to Convert your JPG to PLY Online?

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

Upload your JPG file

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

Download your PLY

Click the download link to receive your PLY file.

File format information for JPG and PLY

ExtensionJPG
Full NameJoint Photographic Experts Group
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/jpeg
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net, Photoshop

A JPG file is a compressed and highly efficient image file format whose aim is to store photographic-quality images using a fraction of the storage space compared to other lossy and non-lossy image compression methods available at the time.

The compression used by JPG encoders is "lossy", meaning image colors that are not perceptible to the human eye are discarded during the compression process. The removal of this color data greatly reduces the size of the final JPG file with no discernible loss in quality.

Due to their compact and high-quality format, JPG files are one of the primary image formats used by websites, digital and phone/tablet cameras, and more. This widespread support means JPG files can be edited within most popular image editing software.

ExtensionPLY
Full NameStanford Triangle Format
Type3D Model/Point Cloud
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatText
Opens WithBlender, MeshLab

A PLY file, short for Polygon File Format or Stanford Triangle Format, is a popular file format used to represent 3D geometric models, particularly those consisting of polygonal meshes. Developed at Stanford University, PLY files are widely used in computer graphics, 3D printing, and various other applications where 3D data representation is essential. The format is designed to be simple and flexible, making it easy to read, write, and process by both humans and computer programs.

A PLY file typically consists of a header section followed by the data section. The header contains information about the file, such as the data format (binary or ASCII), the number of vertices and faces, and the properties of each element (e.g., position, color, normal). The data section contains the actual vertex and face data, where vertices are represented by their coordinates and optional properties, while faces are defined by indices that reference the vertices, forming the polygons that make up the 3D model.

Due to its simplicity and extensibility, PLY has become a widely adopted format for storing 3D data. Its ASCII representation allows for easy inspection and manual editing, while the binary format provides more compact storage, making it ideal for large datasets. Whether you are working on 3D modeling, simulations, or scientific visualization, understanding the PLY file format can be invaluable in effectively manipulating and exchanging 3D data.

Information for converting from JPG to PLY

Our JPG converter will convert your JPG 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 PLY 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 JPG file to PLY?

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

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

We aim to process all JPG to PLY 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 conversion to the PLY 3D Point Cloud format?

Our JPG conversion tool will extract only the vertex data from your JPG file. This will then be used to create the final PLY file.

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

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

Is there a limit to the size of my image?

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