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

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Software that open apng file

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APNG file extension - Animated portable network graphics

What is apng file? How to open apng files?

File type specification:

Bitmap image file type icon Bitmap image file type

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.

The default software associated to open apng file:

XnView MP icon

Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet logoXnView MP  Multiplatform software

Company or developer:
Pierre-Emmanuel Gougelet

A free (for non-commercial purposes) powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats and also supports export to 70 different file formats. It works on Windows, Linux and macOS (OS X).

Help how to open:

Use XnView to open *.apng files.

How to convert:

XnView is able to export *.apng to other picture formats.

List of software applications associated to the .apng file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open apng file, edit apng file, convert apng file, view apng file, play apng file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting apng files.

Software that open apng file - Animated portable network graphics

Programs supporting the exension apng on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open apng file action.

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