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PNG to Base64

Convert PNG to Base64 online and use it as a generator, which provides ready-made examples for data URI, img src, CSS background-url, and others. The PNG to Base64 converter is identical to Image to Base64, with the only difference that it forces the mime type to be “image/png” (even if the uploaded file has a different content type or it cannot be detected). Please note that the PNG to Base64 encoder accepts any images types with a size of up to 50 MB. If you are looking for the reverse process, check Base64 to PNG.


How to convert PNG to Base64 online

  1. Choose the source of image from the “Datatype” field.
  2. Paste the URL or select a PNG image from your computer.
  3. If necessary, select the desired output format.
  4. Press the “Encode PNG to Base64” button.
  5. Download or copy the result from the “Base64” field.

About PNG

  • Name: Portable Network Graphics
  • Developer: PNG Development Group
  • MIME types: image/png
  • File Extensions: .png
  • Uniform Type Identifier: public.png
  • Type of Format: Lossless bitmap image

Output formats

If you do not know what output format you need, check the following examples to see how will look the result of the same Base64-encoded PNG image formatted in each of the available formats (as an example image I use a one-pixel red dot PNG file):

Plain text:
iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVR42mP4z8AAAAMBAQD3A0FDAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC
Data URI:
data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVR42mP4z8AAAAMBAQD3A0FDAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC
CSS Background Image:
.base64 {
  background-image: url("data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVR42mP4z8AAAAMBAQD3A0FDAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC")
}
HTML Favicon:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVR42mP4z8AAAAMBAQD3A0FDAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC" />
HTML Hyperlink:
<a href="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVR42mP4z8AAAAMBAQD3A0FDAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC"></a>
HTML Image:
<img alt="" src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVR42mP4z8AAAAMBAQD3A0FDAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC" />
HTML Iframe:
<iframe src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVR42mP4z8AAAAMBAQD3A0FDAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC">
  The “iframe” tag is not supported by your browser.
</iframe>
JavaScript Image:
var img = new Image();
img.src = "data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVR42mP4z8AAAAMBAQD3A0FDAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC";
document.body.appendChild(img);
JavaScript Popup:
window.onclick = function () {
  this.open("data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVR42mP4z8AAAAMBAQD3A0FDAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC");
};
JSON:
{
  "image": {
    "mime": "image/png",
    "data": "iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVR42mP4z8AAAAMBAQD3A0FDAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC"
  }
}
XML:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<root>
  <image mime="image/png">iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAAEAAAABCAIAAACQd1PeAAAADElEQVR42mP4z8AAAAMBAQD3A0FDAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC</image>
</root>

If I missed an important output format for Base64-encoded PNG images, please let me know — I would love to implement it.

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