RTF to PNG conversion can be a good solution if you want to store your documents as a bitmap. Good archiving and lack of data loss in PNG format explain the popularity of software, capable of converting text to image, online and offline.

You may want to convert RTF to image for many different reasons. Firstly, storing data as an image ensures similar appearance on all platforms. Secondly, transferring document contents from RTF to PNG makes it read-only and protects it from being edited. RTF-PNG conversion allows you to copy all contents and layout from RTF to PNG file, providing a perfect way to create document screenshots for articles.

Converting RTF to PNG is better than converting to other graphical formats: PNG achieves greater compression than GIF format and gives a much wider range of color depths. PNG doesn't support other color spaces than palette-based/grayscale/RGB, and in this regard perfectly meets RTF characteristics, allowing transferring colors from RTF to PNG without any changes.

Peculiar feature of RTF-PNG conversion is that PNG supports transparency options and allows preserving transparency of certain objects transferred from RTF to PNG.

All things considered, we can sum up RTF to PNG conversion features:

  • When you convert RTF to image, all text that is imported preserves its appearance, i.e. font, size, style, color, alignment, line spacing, etc.
  • Text to image online and offline converters produce one PNG file per each page of RTF file, preserving page size, splitting pages at page breaks, etc.
  • Embedded objects are transferred from RTF to PNG without any changes, with the same appearance and transparency options.
  • Several items, such as links and hyperlinks can't be processed during the conversion of RTF to PNG.

Conversion of RTF to PNG is performed standalone, not requiring any specific software, such as Microsoft Word or graphics editors.

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