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O.P. APNG
Watch out GIF, there's a new guy in town. Better animations in Firefox 3.
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Edit: This was more about Firefox 3 support (APNG isn't that new).

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06-21-2008 10:14 AM
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RE: APNG
Looks awesome. Animated PNGs simply rock! :)
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RE: APNG
Yeah cute, prerendered animation...

Processing is the next thing...

Example...
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06-21-2008 11:15 AM
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O.P. RE: APNG
Interesting. What's cool about APNG though is that it's a .png which is already accepted so it can be used in anywhere. In supported browsers they are animated and in non supported browsers like IE7, it's just a static PNG.

I haven't noticed anyone using it yet, have you?

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RE: APNG
GIFs load quicker, so people will continue using them for a while yet. Plus, GIFs enjoy universal support.
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Sadly it will be unusable for regular websites as long as IE doen't support it.
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RE: APNG
i like it :p
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RE: APNG
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i like it :p
Ditto. It simply rocks.

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Sadly it will be unusable for regular websites as long as IE doen't support it.
Gah, no! The last thing we need is wannabe-webmasters abusing animated PNGs. It's bad enough with all the useless Flash websites... :dodgy:

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this will create a whole new round of high-res ads :O
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RE: APNG
Errrr..... there is already an animated PNG format since years!!!! It is called MNG..... which IS supported by a whole bunch of graphic tools since years.

Now I understand that this new APNG is downward compatible with PNG, but I find it very stupid that they promote a new 'format'* while there is already a perfect existing format (also based upon the PNG format), waiting to be 'promoted'/'used' more....

pure marketing if you ask me....

APNG, is also rejected as an official extension to PNG, so the chance that this 'new format' will be editable in normal graphic programs will be very small. And I wouldn't be surprised if this just ends in a Mozilla-only feature.

Come to think of it, what happened to JPG2000 (lossless JPG). It was also something like this (except that it was actually a new format, unlike APNG) and died out also...

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* actually there is nothing 'new' about it. It is just a normal PNG format but with an added chunck. All this actually is is a promotion campaign for a reader wich reads a new chunck.

In other words, APNG is NOT a real animated PNG; it is a static PNG with just an extra block in which the animation is stored, just as you can store actually anything you like in a PNG.... so calling it a new image format is completely wrong.

It would be the same as calling a GIF with an extra comment block which includes some HTML the new image format HGIF or something...

This post was edited on 06-25-2008 at 06:54 AM by CookieRevised.
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