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Here are 2 simple steps to convert your XPM to PNG using our fast and free XPM converter tool.
|Full Name||X Windows system pixmap|
An XPM file, short for X PixMap, is a plain text image file format commonly used in Unix and Linux environments. It was originally created for the X Window System, a graphical user interface for Unix-like operating systems. XPM files are simple and human-readable, making them easy to create and edit with text editors. They are often used for storing small graphical elements such as icons, buttons, and cursors.
XPM files use a straightforward syntax that represents each pixel in the image with a corresponding character or color code. These files can store both black-and-white and color images. Each color in the image is defined in a color table, and the pixels are mapped to these colors. XPM files can be included in source code or configuration files, making them a convenient choice for customizing the appearance of graphical user interfaces in Unix-based applications.
A notable feature of XPM files is their portability, as they can be easily transferred between different Unix and Linux systems without compatibility issues. While they may not be as widely used today as other image formats like PNG or JPEG, XPM files continue to have a niche in the Unix and Linux development community, especially for creating small, customizable graphical elements for software interfaces.
|Full Name||Portable Network Graphics|
|Opens With||Paint.Net, Photoshop|
A PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file is a widely used image format that was developed as a replacement for the GIF format, which had limited color support and was subject to patent issues. PNG files use lossless compression, meaning they retain all the original image data without losing quality. This makes PNG ideal for storing graphics, logos, and images with sharp lines or text, as it avoids the artifacts associated with lossy compression formats like JPEG. PNG supports various color depths, including 24-bit true color and 8-bit grayscale, allowing it to represent a wide range of colors and shades.
One of the key features of PNG files is their support for transparency. PNG supports an alpha channel, which allows parts of the image to be transparent, making it perfect for creating images with irregular or non-rectangular shapes that can blend seamlessly into different backgrounds. This transparency feature is particularly valuable for web design and graphic editing tasks, as it facilitates more flexible and visually appealing compositions.
While PNG files provide excellent image quality and transparency support, they tend to have larger file sizes compared to some other image formats like JPEG. This can be a drawback, especially for web use, where smaller file sizes are preferred for faster loading times. However, the advantages of PNG in terms of lossless compression, high-quality images, and transparent backgrounds make it a popular choice in various contexts, including web design, digital art, and image editing.
Our XPM imaging tool will accurately convert your XPM file into a PNG image file using our high quality internal 2D rendering to create your final PNG ready for download. Your XPM file will be analyzed pixel by pixel in order to produce the most accurate conversion possible.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your XPM file to upload. Your XPM file will be uploaded to our servers. When the XPM to PNG conversion has completed, you can download your PNG file straight away.
We aim to process all XPM 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.
We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.
If you are converting your XPM 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.
No. When converting your XPM file our tool will not perform any resizing of your image and the resulting file will be the same resolution as your uploaded XPM file.