This free image to base64 tool can be used to convert an image file into a base64 string. Base64 is a binary-to-text encoding scheme that represents binary data as a sequence of printable ASCII characters. This makes it possible to embed image data within other formats, such as HTML, CSS, or JSON.
There are a number of benefits to using base64 encoded image, like -
Data URI scheme is a URI scheme that provide us a way to inculde our encoded images, style-sheets, etc. in-line on our web pages (HTML and CSS). For using data URI files we have a well defined syntax. We have listed below the list of all components necessary for using data URI.
data- It is the starting keyword for data URI files.
colon (:)- data is followed by colon (:) which is followed by Media Type.
Media Type- The media type can also be followed by many other parameters seperated by semicolon(;). For example here the mime type text/plain is followed by the parameter charset -
base64,- Preceeding the semicolon (;)
base64,represent that data from binary format is encoded in base64.
<data>- At the end we use base64 encoded data.
/- Press forward slash (/) to focus on tool input box.
CTRL + S- Copy the encoded string.