The tool decodes the Base64 encoded string into an image. It allows you to decode Base64 as an image and preview it directly in the browser.
Encoding is the process of converting a piece of information or instruction into a particular form.
Suppose you have three applications, X, Y, and Z.
If you have to send the data from application X to application Z, the best solution is to send it from X to Z directly. Because if you involve application Y in the process, there is a high chance of data loss. Because application Y uses the encoding scheme, that is a subset of an application's A encoding scheme. Therefore, it will not be able to interpret the data correctly.
There is another encoding scheme called Base 64 Encode.
Base64 is a Binary to ASCII encoding scheme. That encoding scheme transfers the binary data over the medium supporting textual data transfer, but not binary data transfer. For example, when embedding an image into HTML, CSS file, or database.
A Base64 encoded string looks like this
Base64 encoding scheme uses the same 64 characters that are present in almost all encoding schemes. Therefore, when you use Base64 encoding, there is less chance of data loss, and you are much certain that your data will reach the final destination without interruption. As these 64 characters are present in almost all encoding schemes, so these are not controlled characters. These characters are
Now the next question is, how Base64 encryption works?
Bytes formed the data, are broken down into 24 bits. These three bytes (24 bits) are further broken down into four packs of six bits each. These six bits form a number corresponding to the index in the character set supported by the Base64 encoding scheme.
To decode an image from the Base64 Encoded string, perform the following steps.
Note: You can also click on the "Load Sample Data" button. To upload sample data, and can check the tool's functioning.