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From your personal desktop to your business files, we've got you covered

We offer a range of tools, to help you convert your files in the most convenient way for you. As well as our online file conversion service, we also offer a desktop app for file conversions straight from your desktop, and an API for automated file conversions for developers. Which tool you use is up to you!

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Why choose Zamzar?

With Zamzar, file conversions are easy, reliable and convenient, so you can quickly convert your documents, images, videos, and more, to the formats you need. With faster downloads of converted files, and friendly and helpful support when you need it, you’ll have everything you need to work with your files.

Converting a file is as easy as three clicks of a button - one click to upload your file, another to select the new file format and the final one to make the magic happen!


Converting a file is as easy as three clicks of a button - one click to upload your file, another to select the new file format and the final one to make the magic happen!

We support over 1100 different types of conversions and are always adding more!

Multiple File Formats

We support over 1100 different types of conversions and are always adding more!

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If you need a file converted, then don't worry what device you are running; we support all devices and can ensure you get that all-important file conversion done.

We’re always striving to make our service better, which is why we revamped our homepage and have added more conversion types.

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We’re always striving to make our service better, which is why we revamped our homepage and have added more conversion types.

Tools to suit your file conversion and file compression needs

You’ll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you’ll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.

PNG Image Format

PNG Converter

PNG is a common type of image file. The file extension PNG is short for ‘Portable Network Graphic’, and the format was created to offer improvements over the GIF format. Like JPG, PNG is a 2D ‘raster’ image format. However, unlike JPG, PNG files can have transparent or semi-transparent backgrounds around a design. This makes them perfect to use for company or brand logos or graphics that need to be placed in documents or over other images. They are also sometimes used for detailed graphs or diagrams online.

PNGs use lossless compression, which offers high-quality images with more colours. However, this often means PNG files are bigger than some other formats like JPG. The PNG format is open source, and you can open these files using almost all devices, image editors and viewers. Many smartphones now allow you to easily remove backgrounds and create PNGs of individual parts of photos.

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GIF Image Format

GIF Converter

The GIF gets its name from the fact it is an image file saved in the Graphical Interchange Format. The GIF has been around for 30 years and its history is legendary - it has gone from the brink of obsolescence to widespread use thanks largely to the advent of social media and Internet meme culture. The original intended use of the format was quite different to its use today. Created in 1987 by CompuServe and developer Steve Wilhite it was designed to save precious memory whilst providing a convenient container to display images. In the early '90s GIF's were replace by the new JPG and PNG formats, which offered sharper image resolution and more efficient image encoding. However in recent years the GIF has enjoyed something of a renaissance as it offered a widely supported and easy to use method for creating short animated clip (or "memes"). Websites such as Giphy and Tenor built on the back of this trend, and Twitter and Facebook also offered native support for the format.

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How to convert a PNG to a GIF file?

  1. 1. Choose the PNG file that you want to convert.
  2. 2. Select GIF as the the format you want to convert your PNG file to.
  3. 3. Click "Convert" to convert your PNG file.

Frequently asked questions

If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.

You can change a PNG file to a GIF by using an online file conversion tool like Zamzar. The tool on Zamzar’s website is free for most users and you can convert multiple images at once. Just upload them to the online converter, select GIF as the format you’d like to convert them to and then download your images as GIF files.

Some image-editing applications, such as Adobe Photoshop or GIMP, will also allow you to convert PNG files to other formats. Just open the PNG file and use the ‘Save As’ or ‘Export’ options to save the file as a GIF file.

You can change a PNG to a GIF in Windows by installing image-editing software or by using a free online tool like the one on Zamzar’s website. There are just three steps to converting your files with Zamzar – upload your PNG image, click to convert it to GIF format and then download the new GIF file. As Zamzar’s tool sits on a website, you also don’t need to install any extra software.

If you already have access to an image-editing program, then you could also try opening your PNG file with that and seeing if the software will allow you to export the file as a GIF.

It’s simple to turn your photo into a GIF with an online converter like Zamzar. The free tool on Zamzar’s website lets you quickly convert from all common photo formats to create GIF files. It works in real time without installing extra software. Just upload your photo to Zamzar’s online conversion tool, select to convert it into a GIF, and then download the file.

Alternatively, you could open your file using an image editor like GIMP or Adobe Photoshop, and then export it as a GIF file.

Zamzar’s free online tool is a quick way to convert a PNG to a GIF. Simply upload your PNG to the tool on Zamzar’s website, select GIF format, then ‘Convert Now’, and then download your new GIF image. You can also install image-editing software, such as GIMP or Adobe Photoshop, and use that to convert your file, but online file converters like Zamzar let you change file formats for free without adding extra apps to your device.

You can make a GIF image for free by opening your image or photo with image-editing software and then exporting the file as a GIF. However, if you don’t have access to an image editor, a quick and free way to make a GIF image is to use an online file conversion tool like Zamzar. You can create GIF files from various photo or image formats, including PNG, JPG and PSD.

There are only three steps to Zamzar’s conversion tool - just upload your image file to Zamzar’s website, click to convert it into GIF format, and then download the new GIF image.