Free Online XCF to STL Converter

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

How to Convert your XCF to STL Online?

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

Upload your XCF file

Upload your XCF file

Click the "Upload a XCF File" button, then select a XCF 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 XCF and STL

ExtensionXCF
Full NameGIMP - eXperimental Computing Facility
TypeImage
Mime Typeapplication/octet-stream
FormatBinary

The XCF or eXperimental Computing Facility format is a raster image file format native to the GIMP image processing application which is a freely available program used for photo retouching, composition and authoring.

XCF files along with containing raw raster image data contains additional information for defining image layers, channels, paths and other data. The GIMP application is still under development and is available to download for Windows.

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 XCF to STL

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

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

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

We aim to process all XCF 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 XCF 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 XCF image?

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

Is there a limit to the size of my image?

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