fast online image convertor without a file size limit and with HD quality.
HD Convert is free and easy to use, an excellent tool for converting between different image, audio, or video formats. This includes the popular PNG file format, ideal for high-resolution images and when file size is not an issue or concern.
Traditionally, if you were to convert an image, let’s say a JPEG to PNG you would need to use a program such as Photoshop, dragging each photo manually into the program, editing this, and saving as the new format. However, this method is tedious and far from ideal. Instead, HD Convert allows you to upload multiple images for conversion to your favorite file formats.
So, whether you’re displaying wildlife photographs on your blog or wanting to reduce file size on your computer or smartphone, converting your images with HD Convert is the best way. However, with this being said, this page will cover the PNG file format in more depth.
Convert your image to PNG in a few simple steps
To convert your current image file to PNG, follow the steps outlined below:
- Click the “convert images” button and select your chosen output, in this case, PNG
- Adjust advanced settings (image quality & image re-sizing), this is not required
- Upload the images you wish to convert
- Convert and enjoy your new PNG image(s)
The process of converting your favorite images to PNG format is straightforward and easy to use. During the conversion, you have the option to adjust advanced settings, including image quality and sizing. This is useful for those images you want to look the best, perhaps for your website, blog, or choosing the perfect aspect ratio and image size for Instagram.
Nonetheless, it is worth noting that image quality is capped when using the free version of HD Convert. There will also be a noticeable watermark on all converted images. However, for a small price, you can invest in HD Convert premium, allowing you access to higher quality images and no watermark; more on this later.
Why convert your image file to PNG?
There are several reasons why you may consider converting your images to the PNG file format. For starters, the PNG file format is great for those high-resolution images with lots going on. This is because PNG holds more information than JPEG and other formats, great for those award-winning images or those with complex shapes and lines, such as animations.
Furthermore, PNGs also contain lossless compression. This means there is no loss in quality every time the file is saved. This makes it a suitable option for high-quality images with quick loading times on the web, however, not quite as quick as traditional JPEG files. Essentially, if your image is detailed, high-quality, or high in contrast, using PNG files maintains a higher quality while still reducing file size.
What are the benefits of choosing the PNG format?
We’ve already addressed various benefits of choosing the PNG format over others above. However, a full list of pros include:
- Lossless compression
- Ideal for high-contrast images
- The best choice for digital art
- 24-bit color
Each of these benefits will now be explained in more detail below.
Lossless compression allows you to compress PNG images without sacrificing quality. This is great when uploading images to a blog or website, allowing these to load and download quicker (ideal when it comes to creating an optimal user experience).
Ideal for high-contrast images
PNG files are ideal for high-contrast images. This file type contains more data than JPEG, allowing you to save and maintain the slightest of details. Therefore, if you have high contrast images, then PNGs are the way to go.
The best choice for digital art
Similarly, digital art often contains many, many pixels. As the PNG format supports these smaller pixels and higher resolution, this maintains the original quality of the art while losing little to no resolution when saved.
While you can save digital art as a JPEG, this will be noticeably lower in quality, and will continue to lose quality when saved again.
Are there any downsides?
As with all image conversions, there are going to be a few downsides when you choose a specific format. For example, cons of choosing the PNG format include:
- Not the best for larger images
- Not all web browsers support PNG
Like before, these cons will now be explained in more detail below.
Not the best for larger images
Firstly, as PNG images generally contain a much greater file size, this makes them not the best for larger images. If the image is large and high resolution, this can result in massive file sizes. For some users, this may not be a problem. However, if uploading to a website will result in much slower loading times, affecting your user experience.
Not all web browsers support PNG
Also, not all web browsers support PNG, instead most support JPEG. Therefore, if you are uploading images to a website, then not all users may be able to view these. This is something to consider, but not something you need to worry about if using these images recreationally or downloading and printing.
The free version of HD convert provides you the tools to convert as many images as you would like to the PNG file format, amongst others including JPEG. However, without HD Convert premium, the quality is limited and there will be a watermark on the finished converted image.
On the other hand, when you purchase an HD Convert premium package you can convert more images in full HD quality with no watermark. The most basic package available begins at $4.99, providing you with ten videos, colorize, audio, and image conversions.
Where you really win, however, is by only paying for what you need. Unlike other subscription services, there are no hidden costs with HD Convert. You pay for how many downloads or conversions you need and that’s it, no hidden agenda, costs, or struggles. It really is that easy.