PCX to PNG Converter

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

How to convert PCX files to PNG 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 PNG

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

Download your PNG

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

Information about PCX and PNG file formats

Name PCX PNG
Full name Paintbrush Bitmap Image PNG - Portable Network Graphics
File extension .pcx .png
MIME type application/pcx, application/x-pcx, image/pcx, image/x-pc-paintbrush, image/x-pcx, zz-application/zz-winassoc-pcx image/png
Developed by ZSoft Corporation PNG Development Group
Type of format Image File lossless bitmap image format
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 It has since been superseded by other image formats such as png, giff and jpeg.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. Portable Network Graphics (PNG) is a raster graphics file format that supports lossless data compression. PNG was created as an improved, non-patented replacement for Graphics Interchange Format (GIF), and is the most used lossless image compression format on the Internet. PNG itself does not support animation at all. MNG is an extension to PNG that does; it was designed by members of the PNG Group.
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. PNG supports palette-based images (with palettes of 24-bit RGB or 32-bit RGBA colors), grayscale images (with or without alpha channel), and full-color non-palette-based RGB[A] images (with or without alpha channel). PNG was designed for transferring images on the Internet, not for professional-quality print graphics, and therefore does not support non-RGB color spaces such as CMYK.
Associated programs Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Paint, Windows Picture and Fax Viewer Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, the GIMP, GraphicConverter, Helicon Filter, ImageMagick, Inkscape, IrfanView, Pixel image editor, Paint.NET, Xara Photo & Graphic Designer.
Wiki http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PCX https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_Network_Graphics