APNG (animated PNG) images support [Firefox and Safari 8 support it]
APNG is an extension of the Portable Network Graphics (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 backwards-compatible with PNG; any PNG decoder should be able to ignore the APNG-specific chunks and display a single image.
GIF vs. APNG vs. animated WebP: http://littlesvr.ca/apng/gif_apng_webp.html
Support status: http://caniuse.com/#feat=apng (Firefox and Safari 8 support APNG)
Chrome, Firefox and Safari all support APNG. Google added their support in Chrome 59 only just recently in June 2017 so it is expected that the format will really start to take off from now!
SHUT DOWN YOUR EDGE BROWSER, IT IS RUINING WEB WORLD BECAUSE OF YOUR IRRESPONSIBILITY
Could you please stop make the web a mess... Focus on Windows an stop making this cancer browser, please... I was so happy when IE died... an then... IT came out of the cave... All the errors all the lies about a great browser. It's like a Zombie IE. Please for Gods sake stop it!
Well said Gary. If users want to use a broken/outdated browser when there are better alternatives, that's their own choice, developers should not be wasting their time helping them do that.
It's time that web developers stop supporting Microsoft browsers because they always hold us back from using new features.
Just use APNG since it degrades nicely. Edge users will notice that their browser is lacking support of many features if we developers all work together.
@Ryan Please, you're like the fifth person to say that
Chrome 59 now also supports the APNG format.
microsoft always last to implement new web technology !!!
Ben Bout commented
Opera, Chrome, Safari and Firefox support APNG. Now the wait is for Edge to support it as well.
when does Edge support APNG??
Evgeny Vrublevsky (VEG) commented
Marat Tanalin, it's OK to use it on web pages for small animations. Edge doesn't support it, but it is not a problem. Edge users will see just a static image.
Marat Tanalin | tanalin.com commented
Fwiw, even if it may look unreasonable to use APNG on _web pages_ in terms of traffic, it still makes perfect sense for _browser addons_ where quality animated graphics may be _built-in_, so there is no perceived-performance-related overhead of _downloading_ graphics, it’s downloaded just _once_ — when the extension is installed or updated.
Evgeny Vrublevsky (VEG) commented
Chrome 59+, Safari 8+ and Firefox 3+ support APNG. When Edge will support it?
Martin Suchan commented
Chrome 59 was just released, leaving Edge as the last platform not supporting APNG.
Bruce Schmidt commented
And Opera will support on next version Opera 46, what makes Edge and IE the only browsers not supporting APNG.
Roel de Brouwer commented
Chrome will also support it finaly in the next version (59)
For sure it must be implemented. Such a great thing for social networks and WEB
You'd think replacing EI with Edge means that Microsoft would stop lagging behind with its features.
Now that even Chrome is implementing it, pretty much all the major browsers would have APNG's.... *except* the Microsoft. Like always.
APNG is very simple file format and much better from GIF WebM MPEG MNG , and it can be much smaller than any other format and it is stays lossless too.
APNG already used in many apps and tools even some websites. it has very good support