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Opening PNG files

Did your computer fail to open a PNG file? We explain what PNG files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your PNG files.

What is a PNG file?

PNG is an acronym for Portable Network Graphic. The PNG file format offers a compressed lossless file format for graphic bitmap images. PNG files are very similar to GIF files. They contain bitmaps and offer a lossless compression algorithm but they do not contain copyright limitations.

Unlike GIF files, which can only provide for fully transparent or fully opaque pixels, PNG files provide for 8-bit transparency. While PNG files cannot be animated like GIF files can, the MNG file format (a file format related to PNG) does offer animation capabilities. PNG is becoming the preferred image format for graphics on the Web.

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About File Extension PNG

File.org aims to be the go-to resource for file type- and related software information. We spend countless hours researching various file formats and software that can open, convert, create or otherwise work with those files.

If you have additional information about the PNG file format or software that uses files with the PNG suffix, please do get in touch - we would love hearing from you.