Base64 Encode


Base64 Encode tool is a procedure to convert any binary or text data representation into ASCII string format. It is referred to as Base64 because it works with a group of 64 characters from the ASCII character family. These characters have different specifications for uppercase (A-Z) and lowercase (a-z) alphabets. It also includes digits (0-9), +, and /.

Why is the Base64 Encode tool?

Base64 Encode is required to safely transfer or store binary data over a transmission protocol that does not pass binary data accurately or is developed to deal with textual information. Base64 Encode ensures that the data stays unaffected and is not modified during the transfer. The group of characters selected for the 64 characters required for the base can change according to its implementations. This combination of 64 different characters removes the possibility of the data being altered in transportation via information systems, such as electronic mail.

Base64 Encode tool changes triples of 8-bit symbols into quadruples of 6-bit symbols. An input file in sections that are a multiple of 3 bytes in magnitude gives output as a chunk that can be encoded independently of the remaining input file. Moreover, the Base64 Encode tool also displays the shade of the color you have entered to ensure that the color being displayed is your chosen one. The following table demonstrates the term used in Base64 Encoding.

0 - A             


2 - C      

3 - D      

4 - E       

5 - F            

6 - G      

7 - H      

8  - I          

9  - J      

10 - K    

11 - L

12 -M   

13 -N    

14 - O   

15 -P

How to use the Base64 Encode?

  • Copy the data you need to encode and paste it into the first box.
  • Tap on ‘Encode’ to get the encoded result.

Here’s an example of what the input and output should look like:

  • Input (Base64 text) = Geico
  • Output (Base64 Encoded Text) = R2VpY28


Q. What are the applications of Base64 Encoding?

Base64 Encode is usually used in several fields, such as electronic mail via MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) and composite information in XML.

Q. Is there any additional information a user should know about the Base64 encoding program?

The Base64 encoding has an extra 65th character known as the pad character.