Free Online XBM to PNG Converter

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

How to Convert your XBM to PNG Online?

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

Upload your XBM file

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

Download your PNG

Click the download link to receive your PNG file.

File format information for XBM and PNG

Full NameX Windows system bitmap
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream

X BitMap (XBM) is a plain-text file format used primarily in the X Window System, a graphical user interface commonly found in Unix and Unix-like operating systems. XBM files are used to store monochrome (black and white) images and are often used for storing icons and graphics for X applications. Unlike many other image file formats, XBM files are human-readable because they are written in plain text and can be created and edited with a simple text editor.

XBM files represent images as a series of hexadecimal values, which correspond to the pixels in the image. Each pixel is either on (usually represented by a '1') or off (usually represented by a '0'). XBM files also include information about the image's dimensions and may contain comments to provide additional information about the image or its intended use. This simplicity makes XBM files easy to work with for programmers and graphic designers who need to create or modify graphical elements for X applications.

One of the advantages of XBM files is their portability; they can be easily incorporated into C or C++ code as arrays of data, making it straightforward to include graphics in X applications without relying on external image files. However, XBM files are limited to monochrome images, so they are not suitable for storing full-color graphics. In modern computing environments, more advanced image formats like PNG or JPEG are often preferred for their support of color and compression, but XBM files remain a useful option for simple, small, and customizable graphics within the X Window System.

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

PNG files are a widely used graphics file format used in areas where high-quality images (often with transparency) are required while also retaining a small file size. They are one of the most common formats of file used for web and print mediums and are particularly useful for logos, icons, and other images where multi-level transparency is desired.

The format itself was created in the 1990's with the main aim of storing computer graphics in a high-quality format while minimising the required storage space. The longer-term aim was to displace the GIF file format and make PNG the number one format for non-lossy, high-quality image formats on the then-burgeoning world wide web.

One of the selling points of the PNG format is its support for multiple levels of transparency, making it superior to the GIF format, which can only handle a single level of transparency. Also, like GIFs, the PNG format supports palletizing image colors down to 256 or 16 colors to help reduce the file size of the PNG.

Information for converting from XBM to PNG

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my XBM file to PNG?

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

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

We aim to process all XBM 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 XBM 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 XBM file?

If you are converting your XBM 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 XBM file?

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