APNG is smaller than WebP and based on existing algorithms which used in PNG.
APNG as format is a main enemy for Google and MS because they want to promote their format.
Actually there's lot of things where APNG is an optimal solution, and main is a GIF replacement.
Corporations like Google and MS don not want good alternatives for GIF except MPEG and WebM/WebP for animated images because with their format they can tie you down to their infrastructure and put vendors on royalties.
WebP have nothing revolutionary which PNG/APNG can't. If we're talking about Google format in MS Edge, so where's JPEG XR in Google Chrome? JPEG XR way better than any other, but I don't see army of MS fanboys attacking Google.
PNG always can be optimized and ever improved as format, so there's no need in another Rambus.
WebP is a Google-owned format with aim to replace MPEG-LA formats and help Google to conquer the web.
Google formats must be with Google, not with web.
APNG is a much more needed as backward-compatible and secure (due to it's simplicity) format.
All other tasks leave to video formats.
Microsoft can't simply implement APNG.
First, they want to promote their JPEG XR (like Google do same with WebP).
Second, they getting money as member of MPEG-LA, and situation when you can choose only between old, big and laggy GIF and modern MPEG-formats is a win-win.
Third, GIF animation in IE (and Edge) done as a dirty hack — GIF in Windows by default has no animation, and they do not want APNG because then it must be done as system-wide solution or as slow and hard-to-maintain hack too. That's requires work on core, which noone wants (and in current MS actually noone cans) to do.
And fourth is a watching against Google. If Big Brother will introduce animated PNGs in their browser and it will be popular on services like imgur and FB, then MS will do it too. But Google want to promote their WebP/WebM 'cause Google not getting as much money from MPEG-LA as MS gets.
So there's almost question about money, not about good things on web.
Wanna change it — switch to Firefox/Palemoon, boycott Edge and Chrome-based browsers if do not want support business giants ambitions. If not — all other web engines will die like Opera Presto and then monopoly (or "duopoly") will make a web is a very uncomfortable place.Jeshua supported this idea ·