Open png file
Did your computer fail to open png file? We explain what png files are and recommend software that we know can open your png files.
What is png file?
Files with png extension are commonly used for Portable Network Graphic files. PNG is a bitmap image mainly used on web pages.
png file description
File extension png is commonly used for images in Portable Network Graphics file format.
PNG is a bitmap graphics format similar to GIF, that uses image compression mainly for web purposes. PNG is a lossless format with 16.7 million colors, index color, grayscale, true color, transparency and also is streamable, which makes it superior to GIF.
The format was approved as a standard by the WWW consortium to replace GIF, because GIF is using a patented data compression algorithm called LZW. In contrast, PNG is completely patent- and license-free.
Originally only Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer supported PNG file format, but today every web browser can read the format correctly.
Some games also use this format to store images. For example Spore computer game saves its creatures images for Sporepedia in PNG format.
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Other png file extensions
png - Adobe Fireworks proprietary PNG data
A png file extension is related to the Adobe Fireworks. A png file stores Firework's PNGs are based on the Portable Network Graphic (PNG) format, but contain additional proprietary metadata.
png - Corel PaintShop Photo Pro browser catalogue
A png file extension is related to the Corel PaintShop Pro and used for its browser catalogue files.