PCX to BMP Converter

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

How to convert PCX files to BMP online?

Step 1.

Upload PCX-file

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

Convert PCX to BMP

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

Download your BMP

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

Information about PCX and BMP file formats

Name PCX BMP
Full name Paintbrush Bitmap Image BMP - Microsoft Windows bitmap
File extension .pcx .bmp, .dib
MIME type application/pcx, application/x-pcx, image/pcx, image/x-pc-paintbrush, image/x-pcx, zz-application/zz-winassoc-pcx image/bmp, image/x-bmp
Developed by ZSoft Corporation Microsoft
Type of format Image File Raster graphics
Description The .pcx file extension was developed in the 1980s by the ZSoft Corporation. It has since been superseded by other image formats such as png, giff and jpeg. The file type is used rarely at present, however certain scanning devices still output to the .pcx format. The BMP file format, also known as bitmap image file or device independent bitmap (DIB) file format or simply a bitmap, is a raster graphics image file format used to store bitmap digital images, independently of the display device, especially on Microsoft Windows and OS/2 operating systems.
Technical details The PCX format was one of the first common bitmap image formats. A PCX file comprises of three elements: the header, image data and the 256 colour palette. PCX utiises a lossless compression technique. The compression technique used is not processor intensive which was an advantage at the time of development due to the relatively limited processing power of hardware in the 1980s. The bitmap image file consists of fixed-size structures as well as variable-size structures appearing in a predetermined sequence. Many different versions of some of these structures can appear in the file, due to the long evolution of this file format.
Associated programs Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Paint, Windows Picture and Fax Viewer Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, the GIMP, GraphicConverter, Helicon Filter, ImageMagick, Inkscape, IrfanView, Pixel image editor, Paint.NET.
Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCX https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMP_file_format