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Converting TOP to FLIF

A TOP image contains a 2-D vector representation of the top copper layer of a printed circuit board (PCB) created with Orcad software. The extension is part of a larger group called Gerber formats, which are used as a standard in the PCB industry. The 20+ formats included in this group describe different aspects of an electronic board, including copper layers, silkscreens, drilling data etc.

FLIF (Free Lossless Image Format) is a royalty-free format launched at the end of 2015 as "work in progress" with the aim of offering a better alternative for storing lossless images than the existing PNG, WebP, BPG, JPEG2000 and JPEG XR. FLIF provides similar image quality as the other extensions, but in a file size than can be up to 74% smaller. The new format uses a form of the Adam7 algorithm for compressing images, offering progressive interlacing that allows users to obtain a reasonable encoding of an image even from a partial download.

So, how to change TOP into FLIF?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert TOPs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load TOP Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .top files you intend to convert into .flif because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select TOPs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .flif files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select FLIF as Output Format

Then pick the FLIF as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert TOP to FLIF via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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