Paint 3D is a modern upgrade to the classic Microsoft Paint. The upgraded image editor allows you to work with 2D and 3D images. It also supports PNG images. You can edit both JPG and PNG images in Paint 3D and save them as PNG images with or without a background. Wondering how to convert JPG to PNG in Paint 3D on Windows PC? Find the answer in this post.
For those who don’t know, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP etc. There are various image formats such as PNG is the successor to JPG and supports transparent backgrounds. Therefore, if you want to make a logo or image without a background or transparent background, you should save the image in PNG format rather than JPG.
Let’s see how to convert JPG to PNG on Windows 10 using Paint 3D.
Method 1: Saving PNGs with Background in Paint 3D
If you want to convert your JPG image to PNG in Paint 3D without removing the background, this method will do the trick.
Here’s how to save an image as a PNG file.
Stage 1: Launch Microsoft Paint 3D and open the JPG or any other image file you want to save as PNG using Menu > Open > Browse Files.
You will see the image extension in the upper left corner of Paint 3D.
Step 2: Once the JPG image is opened in Paint 3D, click on the Menu option again and then on the Save as option. Under Choose file format, select Image.
Stage 3: The save as dialog will open. Click the drop-down box next to Record type. Select 2D-PNG from the list and click Save. This much. You have successfully converted JPG to PNG in Paint 3D on your Windows computer without using any third-party application.
Pro Tip: Learn how to combine images in Windows 10 using Paint 3D.
Method 2: How to Save Transparent PNG Images Without Background in Paint 3D
Now we come to the main query that most users want to know – how to save transparent PNGs in Paint 3D. Well, there are two aspects to this. First, you created an image in Paint 3D itself, and now you want to save it as a transparent PNG file. Second, you have a JPG image that you want to convert to PNG but without a background. Users mostly try to save such files when dealing with logos.
Case 1: Save PNG Image Created in Paint 3D
Create an image in Paint 3D. Adjust its size using the available borders. Then click on the Canvas tab at the top when you’re done with your design, or you can at the start too. Under the Canvas tab, enable the Transparent canvas toggle.
Doing so will remove the existing white background from your image.
Now go to Menu > Save as > Image as we did in the method above.
Now you have to be very careful with the two mentioned steps. First, make sure PNG (Image) is selected under Save as type. And the box next to Transparency is checked. Double check both things. If even one of these is chosen incorrectly, your final image will not be transparent. Finally, click the Save button at the bottom to save your PNG file.
Pro Tip: Want to create logos in Paint 3D? Check out our detailed guide on how to make a logo on Windows using Paint 3D. After creating a logo, learn how to add a logo to your image using Paint and Paint 3D.
Case 2: How to Convert JPG to Transparent PNG Without Background in Paint 3D
As stated earlier, JPG files do not support background transparency. So, if you want to remove the background from your image file, or if you already have a file without a background, you need to convert it to PNG to preserve transparency. We have covered the steps to remove background in Paint 3D in detail. Check that post. You can also use the Magic Selection tool to remove the background in Paint 3D.
Here, for example, I have the image below.
Using the Magic Selection tool I removed the flower and removed the background.
Now, when you have a JPG file with a transparent background in Paint 3D, click on the Menu at the top and go to Save As > Image.
Then select PNG (Image) under Save type and check the box next to Transparency. This step is crucial for saving transparent PNG files, otherwise your image will have a background. If the Paint dialog opens, verify that PNG is selected under Save as type.
Here’s a look at the final transparent PNG image in the XnView photo viewer, which proves to be a great alternative to the Photos app on Windows.
Do More with Paint 3D
Besides letting you save PNG files with transparent background, you can use Paint 3D for other interesting image editing tasks. For example, in Paint 3D you can crop an image as a circle and create animated GIFs. What is your favorite feature of Paint 3D? Let us know in the comments below.
Next: Once you create a transparent PNG file in Paint 3D, you can use MS Paint or Paint 3D to add it to your images. Learn how to do this at the next link.