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APNG file format description

Many people share .apng files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .apng file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .apng files.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.apng - Animated PNG

The APNG graphic files are related to XnView. The APNG file is an Animated PNG. The Animated Portable Network Graphics (APNG) file format is an unofficial extension to the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) specification.

Graphic files
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Animated PNG related extensions:
ZX Spectrum Hobetta Image
Pocket PC Bitmap Image
Amapi Image
Sony Mavica Picture
GoDot Image
TI-73 Bitmap

Naturally, other applications may also use the .apng file extension. Even harmful programs can create .apng files. Be especially cautious with .apng files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .apng file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

The .apng file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

ang, apg, apn, png

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

Similar file extensions in our database:

PowerADA APG File
Corel Paint Shop Pro Browser Catalogue
Animated PNG
APGen Script
Alpine APN Wallpaper

Operating systems currently supports the following operating systems:

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8, Windows 10, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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