A png file extension is commonly used for Portable Network Graphic files. PNG is a bitmap image mainly used on web pages.
There are 2 other file types using
the PNG file extension!
.png - Corel PaintShop Photo Pro browser catalogue
.png - Adobe Fireworks proprietary PNG file
Software that works with png file extension
PNG file extension - Portable Network Graphic
What is png file? How to open png files?
The png file extension 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.
The default software associated to png file type:
Company or developer:
Adobe Systems Incorporated
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Company or developer:
XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is 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).
List of software applications associated to the .png file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open png file, edit png file, convert png file, view png file, play png file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org'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 of the png files.
- Open png file
- Save png file
- Edit png file
- View png file
- Convert png file
- Create png file
- Import png file
- Export png file
- Print png file
Software that open png file - Portable Network Graphic
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