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Free Online STL to PNG Converter

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

How to Convert your STL to PNG Online?

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

Upload your STL file

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

Download your PNG

Click the download link to receive your PNG file.

File format information for STL and PNG

ExtensionSTL
Full NameStandard Triangle Language
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/vnd.ms-pki.stl
FormatText
Opens WithBlender, MeshLab, CAD Assistant, DAZ Studio

The STL file format has its roots in the 1980's and is the native file format for 3D Systems stereolithography CAD software. The format defines a triangulated mesh with vertices and faces and is a popular format for sharing 3D printable model files.

There were several formats that attempted to extend the STL format namely SolidView and VisCAM whose formats included limited 15-bit color information for each mesh face which is often ignored by most modern 3D software. The STL format can be either Text or Binary, our tools will support both formats.

STL Converter Capabilities

When converting 3D Model/Mesh files using our [ey] converter we will attempt to convert color materials into a suitable format for use in the converted file.

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 STL to PNG

Our tool will internally render your STL file and capture an image of the 3D render which will be saved to a PNG file using a high quality setting ready for you to download.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my STL file to PNG?

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

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

We aim to process all STL 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 STL 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.