Image to Base64

Use Remote URL
Upload from device

Are you a web developer looking for optimizing your website as your website takes a lot of time to load? We know the loading time is affecting the user experience of your website. You must be looking for ways to cut down time that your website takes to load? Worry no more as our online tools have got you covered!

The use of Base64 Images in websites optimizes the webpages and reduces the overall time taken by a site to load. The number of HTTP requests to download the webpage is reduced when graphics are Base64 encoded. You can save HTTP requests by using Base64 encoding. When you need to load a lot of little photos, the number of HTTP requests goes up, so it's a good idea to convert the Images to base 64.

Before jumping into the guide itself, its good to explain some of the terms.

What is Base64 encoding?

Base64 is a binary-to-text encoding system that converts files and Images to a radix-64 representation and displays binary data in an ASCII string format. It's primarily utilized when you need to encode binary data that needs to be saved and transferred via ASCII-compatible media. Base64 algorithm can convert any characters, binary data, and Images into a readable string. This string then can be saved as well as transmitted over the network without data loss.

Base64 encoded Images are used for embedding Images right in your HTML, CSS, or JavaScript files. Base64 encoded Images are very useful for web developers as these Images become part of the html once encoded and web page displays them without loading anything. This process reduces the load time of a webpage hence improving user experience.

How to use our Image to Base64 encoder tool?

All of our tools are designed to be easy to use. We want to ease your mind of thinking as we want you to focus on things that need it the most. We don’t want you to spend any time to understand the tool and that’s how we designed our interface. Using our Image to Base64 encoder, you can easily encode an Image to Base64 binary data in few simple steps.

This guide is divided in two parts, one is for Image file insertion, and the other is for Image file conversion. We will provide brief instructions and information on both parts.

a) Image File Insertion:

Image to Base64 Converter provides two options for file insertion. This gives our users the freedom to save their files wherever they want, whether on their personal computers or on any online platform with a URL linked to it.

From device:

In case you have saved your file on your local computer, follow these steps to upload your file from your computer.

  1. Make sure you have chosen the right uploading option by going to the right most bottom corner of the dotted box. If it reads Use Remote URL, you are at the right place. Otherwise click on it, the option will change.
  2. Go to the Choose File button and click on it.
  3. It will open your file explorer. Browse the location where your files are kept, and choose any JPG, PNG, GIF, WebP, or BMP Image file that you want to encode to Base64. Click on Open to proceed. Or, you can also just simply drag and drop your Image into the space provided.
  4. Your file name along its format extension will be shown in the box alongside Choose File Make sure its name and extension is correct as per your requirement.

From URL:

Most of the times the file is saved online, or you have found some picture on a website with different picture format and instead of downloading from there, you want to directly use the file to encode to Base64. Follow these steps to do so.

  1. Make sure you have chosen the right file choosing option by going to the right most bottom corner of the dotted box. If it reads Upload from Device, you are at the right place. Otherwise click on it, the option will change.
  2. To type in the link, you can either type the whole link, or press [Ctrl + V] if you have copied the link before or simply click on paste button (Clipboard icon) at the right side of the box.

b) Image File Conversion:

After you have selected the file as guided above, the next step is to convert your file using the options provided in our Image to Base64 converter. To convert your Image, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Convert button and click on it to convert the Image to Base64 encoded binary data.
  2. You will get output in two text boxes labelled as Use as IMG element and Use as CSS background. You can copy the encoded data by clicking in the output text areas and pressing [Ctrl + A] and then [Ctrl + C].
  3. If you’ll be using the Base64 encoded data as an Image element, then you need to copy the output from the Use as IMG element text area. If you’ll be using the Base64 encoded data in CSS file, then you need to copy the output from the Use as CSS background text area.

Why should you use our tool?

All you need to optimise your website is our Image to Base64 encoder tool. It is one of the simplest online Image Base64 encoder for web developers and programmers. It is completely free of cost and it’s a browser based tool so you don’t have to download this tool in your PC. With just a click you can get Base64 encoded Image and you may relax, knowing that our Image to Base64 encoder has produced faultless encoded Image that can be directly used in your code files.

James Smith

CEO / Co-Founder

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