Free Online PCX to JPG Converter

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A maximum of 20 files can be uploaded at once.

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

How to Convert your PCX to JPG Online?

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

Upload your PCX file

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

Download your JPG

Click the download link to receive your JPG file.

File format information for PCX and JPG

ExtensionPCX
Full NamePicture Exchange
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/x-pcx
FormatBinary

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.

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.

Information for converting from PCX to JPG

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my PCX file to JPG?

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

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

We aim to process all PCX to JPG 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 PCX to JPG 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 PCX file?

If you are converting your PCX 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 PCX file?

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