Base64 to Image
Base64 is a popular binary-to-text encoding scheme that allows binary data to be represented as text. It's commonly used to transfer data over the internet, such as sending images or documents via email or posting them on websites. In this article, we'll explore how to convert Base64 encoded data to an image.
First, let's review how Base64 encoding works. Binary data is made up of 1s and 0s, which can't be easily transferred as text. To encode binary data in a text format, the Base64 encoding scheme uses a set of 64 characters (hence the name "Base64"), consisting of letters, numbers, and symbols. These characters are used to represent the 256 possible values of each 8-bit byte of binary data.
To encode binary data as Base64, the data is split into 6-bit chunks, and each chunk is mapped to one of the 64 characters in the Base64 character set. The resulting text string is longer than the original binary data, but it can be transmitted as plain text.