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A PCX file, which stands for "Personal Computer Exchange," is a raster image file format that was widely used in the early days of personal computing. Developed by ZSoft Corporation in the 1980s, PCX files were originally designed for use with the DOS-based PC Paintbrush software. These files are known for their simplicity and efficient compression algorithms, making them suitable for storing images with minimal loss of quality and manageable file sizes.
PCX files use a run-length encoding (RLE) compression technique, which stores repeating pixel values as a single data value and a count. This compression method is particularly effective for images with large areas of solid color or patterns, leading to smaller file sizes compared to other formats of that era. Though PCX files served as a popular choice for simple graphics and iconography, they eventually fell out of favor with the emergence of more advanced image formats and superior compression technologies.
While modern image formats like JPEG, PNG, and GIF have become standard for various applications, PCX files still hold historical significance in the realm of computing. Today, they are rarely used in mainstream applications, but they remain a part of computing history and can be opened and converted using various software tools to preserve the legacy of early digital imagery.
PCX Converter Capabilities
Our PCX converter can both convert from and to PCX files and our developers are working to improve our PCX conversion tools in future versions.
Yes! Our PCX conversion tools are 100% free to use.
No, you can convert as many files as you wish. We do not impose any conversion limits on our PCX conversion tools.
We aim to process all PCX conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files and significantly longer for some larger file formats, so please be patient.
Once your PCX file has been uploaded and we know the file format you wish to convert it to our bespoke conversion software will convert your PCX and make it available for you to download with a unique download Url.
Yes, of course it is! Your PCX, once converted is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our PCX conversion tools will run on any system with a modern web browser.
If you are having difficulty converting your PCX you can contact us and we will try to help where possible.