IMG to TAR Converter

Select files for conversion or just drag and drop them to the upload area

How to convert IMG files to TAR online?

Step 1.

Upload IMG-file

Click "Choose File" button to select a img file on your computer. IMG file size can be up to 50 Mb.
Step 2.

Convert IMG to TAR

Click "Convert" button to start conversion.
Step 3.

Download your TAR

Let the file convert and you can download your TAR file right afterwards.

Information about IMG and TAR file formats

Name IMG TAR
Full name IMG, Disk Image File TAR - Tape Archive
File extension .img .tar
MIME type application/x-tar
Developed by Apple Jean-loup Gailly
Type of format Misc File archiver
Description IMG files are disk image files that store information otherwise available on the disk the image was created from. Such files can be stored on the hard drive of an computer but are treated by said computer like a disk drive or an optical disc. Programs like SlySoft's CloneCD can create such files as well. The IMG files received in this way hold an exact copy of a disc, thus enabling to burn an exact copy of this disc. IMG files are also created for backup reasons. In some cases, renaming an IMG file's extension from ".img" to ".iso" allows other programs to open the file. In computing, tar is a computer software utility for collecting many files into one archive file, often referred to as a tarball, for distribution or backup purposes. The archive data sets created by tar contain various file system parameters, such as time stamps, ownership, file access permissions, and directory organization.
Technical details Even though those IMG files were created and developed by Apple to be used on Mac OS 9 and older versions, they can also be opened on devices that run Mac OS X. By now, DMG is the new and more develop alternative to IMG files. Renaming a file with an IMG extension to display an ISO extension may, in some cases, enable other programs to view and open these files as well. A tar archive file contains uncompressed byte streams of the files which it contains. To achieve archive compression, a variety of compression programs are available, such as gzip, bzip2, xz, lzip, lzma, or compress, which compress the entire tar archive.
Associated programs Apple Disk Utility, Roxio Toast 12, SlySoft CloneCD TAR
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.img https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_(computing)