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File Extension PNG

Portable Network Graphic file definition and 4 other file types and linked programs information.

 

File extension png is used by following file type(s):

file type 1 description:
Default file extension for .png file type:
Portable Network Graphic file
The PNG file extension is commonly used for images in Portable Network Graphics file format.

PNG is a bitmap graphics format similar to GIF, that uses image compression mainly for web purposes. PNG is a lossless format with 16.7 million colors, index color, grayscale, true color, transparency and also is streamable, which makes it superior to GIF.

The format was approved as a standard by the WWW consortium to replace GIF, because GIF is using a patented data compression algorithm called LZW. In contrast, PNG is completely patent- and license-free.

Originally only Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer supported PNG file format, but today every web browser can read the format correctly.

MIME: image/png, image/x-png, application/png, application/x-png

Programs
that open png files:
Ability Photopaint (Microsoft Windows)
ACDSee Photo Manager (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Creative Suite (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Fireworks (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Fireworks for Mac (Apple OS X)
Adobe Illustrator (Microsoft Windows)
Artweaver (Microsoft Windows)
Axialis IconWorkshop (Microsoft Windows)
Corel Presentations (Microsoft Windows)
FastPictureViewer Professional (Microsoft Windows)
FastStone Image Viewer (Microsoft Windows)
Flare for Mac (Apple OS X)
FormatFactory (Microsoft Windows)
Free PDF Converter (Microsoft Windows)
IcoFX (Microsoft Windows)
IrfanView (Microsoft Windows)
LibreOffice Draw (multiplatform software)
Microsoft Expression Design (Microsoft Windows)
Nero Multimedia Suite (Microsoft Windows)
Paint.NET (multiplatform software)
PhotoOnWeb (Microsoft Windows)
Preview (Apple OS X)
PrimoOnline (Microsoft Windows)
Windows Live Photo Gallery (Microsoft Windows)
XnView (multiplatform software)

 

file type 2 description:
Adobe Fireworks proprietary PNG file
The PNG file extension is associated with Adobe Fireworks. Firework's PNGs are based on the Portable Network Graphic (PNG) format, but contain additional proprietary metadata which only Adobe applications can read.

This version of PNG is solely opened only in Adobe Fireworks.

Programs
that open png files:
Adobe Fireworks (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Fireworks for Mac (Apple OS X)
Adobe Flash Catalyst (Microsoft Windows)
Adobe Flash Catalyst for Mac (Apple OS X)

 

file type 3 description:
Corel PaintShop Photo Pro browser catalogue
The PNG file extension is associated with Corel Paint Shop Pro, an advanced photo-editing software, developed and sold by Corel Corporation.

The .png files contain browser catalogues.

Programs
that open png files:
Corel PaintShop Pro (Microsoft Windows)

 

file type 4 description:
Spore creature file
File extension used by computer game Spore.
Programs
that open png files:
Spore (Microsoft Windows

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