Open APNG file

The most common choise: Animated portable network graphics

How to open Animated portable network graphics .apng files

apng file icon Have you had trouble opening the apng file on your computer? What are apng files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is apng file?

An apng file extension is related to the Animated portable network graphics files.

Animated portable network graphics description

Animated portable network graphics (APNG) is an extension of the PNG format, adding support for animated images.

It is intended to be a replacement for simple animated images that have traditionally used the GIF format, while adding support for 24-bit images and 8-bit transparency.

APNG is a simpler alternative to MNG, providing a spec suitable for the most common usage of animated images on the Internet. APNG is backwards-compatible with PNG; any PNG decoder should be able to ignore the APNG-specific chunks and display a single image.

Suggested software to open apng file

XnView MP

A popular utility for viewing and converting graphic files

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

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