What is APNG?APNG is short for Animated Portable Network Graphics or Animated PNG. The difference of APNG from GIF is that the first one supports 8 bit transparency and 24 bit color scheme. In other words the APNG supports partial transparency, While GIF format supports only complete transparency or no transparency at all, and APNG can have much more colors than animated gif. Below you can see the sample for APNG:
Browser supoprtIf the image above is animated, then your browser supports APNG. The image below actually tells if it does:
The format is not very popular as it's not supported by all browsers. The new versions of most browsers support it (Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Opera). Google Chrome supports it only with a special extension that still has some bugs and does not fully display it. Internet Explorer does not support the APNG yet.
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