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Convert Image To Base64 In Python

Convert Image To Base64 In Python

Looking for a tutorial on how to convert image to base64 in python then you are at the right place, Today in this article I will show you how to convert image to base64 file using python programming.

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To convert image to base64 we will use the python library Base64 it allows us to decode base64 code, It comes preinstalled with python so you don’t have to install it.

Python Code To Convert Image to Base64

# Import base64 module
import base64

# Get image file
image_file = open("my_image.jpg", "rb")

# Convert to base64 string
bs64_str = base64.b64encode(image_file.read())

Above is the python code to convert image to base64. You can run this code and see the result. To run this program you need to have python installed, if you don’t have, then read this: Install and setup python.

Before running this program you need to enter the image file path you want to convert.

Follow this steps to run this program:

  • First, create a new folder for this program.
  • Open it in a code editor of your choice.
  • Create a python file with .py extension.
  • Copy the above code and paste it in your file.
  • Open a terminal or CMD at folder location
  • And type this command python filename.py (Name of your py file).

After running the program you will see that it create a image file in your folder and if you open it you will see the image. Want to know how to convert base64 to image read this article: Convert base64 to image in python.


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