Free Online TIFF to STL Converter

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

How to Convert your TIFF to STL Online?

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

Upload your TIFF file

Upload your TIFF file

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

Download your STL

Download your STL

Click the download link to receive your STL file.

File format information for TIFF and STL

ExtensionTIFF
Full NameTag Image File Format
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/tiff
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net

The TIFF file extension is a raster graphics file format originally created in 1986 making it one of the older image file formats available. The format was created by Aldus Corporation (Now Adobe) for use in Desktop Publishing software is still a popular format which is still in use today.

The format has evolved over time from its original use in DTP applications, Fax machine software, Optical Character Recognition software and more. TIFF files are binary and can contain one or more images arranged in a rectangular data format within the file.

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.

Information for converting from TIFF to STL

Our TIFF converter will convert your TIFF 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 STL 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 TIFF file to STL?

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

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

We aim to process all TIFF to STL 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 TIFF to STL conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.

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

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

Is there a limit to the size of my image?

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