Free Online PNG to PCD Converter

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

How to Convert your PNG to PCD Online?

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

Upload your PNG file

Upload your PNG file

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

Download your PCD

Download your PCD

Click the download link to receive your PCD file.

File format information for PNG and PCD

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.

ExtensionPCD
Full NamePoint Cloud Library
Type3D Model/Point Cloud
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary

PCD files are a Point Cloud 3D format created to enable high speed loading and saving of Point Cloud data to either text-based format of a compressed binary format.

Information for converting from PNG to PCD

Our PNG converter will convert your PNG 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 PCD 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 PNG file to PCD?

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

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

We aim to process all PNG to PCD 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 PCD 3D Point Cloud format?

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

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

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

Is there a limit to the size of my image?

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