Free Online PCX to PNG Converter

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

How to Convert your PCX to PNG Online?

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

Upload your PCX file

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 PNG

Download your PNG

Click the download link to receive your PNG file.

File format information for PCX and PNG

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

The PCX file format is a legacy image file format originally released in 1985 by ZSoft Corporation. It was the native file format for the PC Paintbrush application and soon became one of the standard image formats for DOS.

The format uses an indexed palette method for storing color information and supports formats starting at 1-bit-per-pixel (bpp) through to 8-bpp, though support for 24-bit color was added later on. Image files based on the PCX format can still be found today and are supported by a limited number of modern applications.

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

The PNG graphics file format is a commonly used format for storing 2D images which can be highly compressed by the use a palette if the image has a sufficiently low number of colors (256 colors in general). The PNG file is then further compressed using the DEFLATE compression algorithm to ensure small file sizes that are fast to download.

PNG files are seen as the logical successor to the GIF image file format and was devised in the mid-1990's as a superior format to GIF. PNG files are generally used for company logos, icons and other non-photographic image content. Saving a digital photo in the PNG format will create a much larger file than an equivalent JPG image hence the PNG format being unsuitable for most digital photo content.

Information for converting from PCX to PNG

Our PCX imaging tool will accurately convert your PCX file into a PNG image file using our high quality internal 2D rendering to create your final PNG 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 PNG?

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

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

We aim to process all PCX 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 PCX 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 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.