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Convert APNG to GIF Online for Free
Click Add Your Media and upload your APNG file.
Make sure that the output format is set to GIF.
Step 1. Download and install the Movavi converter
How to use a file converter? First, download the version of the software for Microsoft Windows or Macintosh, launch it, and proceed following the on-screen instructions. When the app is installed to your computer, it will run automatically.
Step 2. Add your APNG files
Locate the APNG files you want to convert and drag-and-drop them into the program’s window. The application can convert big batches of files – there’s no limit to how many files you can transfer at once.
Step 3. Select GIF as the output format
In the Formats menu, select the file type you want to turn your media into and choose the target format for the files. Also, you can change the conversion settings: choose a different bitrate, resolution (including HD, Ultra HD, and even 4K), codec, etc. Pay attention to the SuperSpeed label: it indicates that the conversion will be performed with a very high speed and without losing quality.
Step 4. Convert APNG to GIF
To specify the output folder, click the Save to button. Hit the Convert button to launch the process. When the converting is done, the new media files will be saved to the chosen folder.
Now you know how to change the file format using the Movavi converter. WIth this tool, you can also reduce the file size, cut out clips from videos, crop pictures, and create animations from your favorite movies. Get the free trial version and test it out!
What is APNG?
Animated Portable Network Graphics
Stuart Parmenter and Vladimir Vukićević of the Mozilla Corporation
APNG is an extension to the PNG format that adds the support for animation. APNG is backward-compatible with PNG, so any decoder that can read PNG should be able to display an APNG file as a standard PNG file ignoring APNG-specific chunks.
APNG files support 8-bit transparency and images with the 24-bit color depth. APNG uses PNG specifications but adds three extra chunks: the animation control chunk, the frame control chunk, and the frame data chunk.
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What is GIF?
Graphics Interchange Format
GIF is one of the most common types of graphics, storing data in a format of no more than 256 colors. Compression occurs without loss of quality.
GIF animation works on the same principle as standard animation. The image file contains all the pictures involved in the animation. Each such picture is shown as a separate frame, for which such a characteristic is set as the display time until it changes to the next picture. In GIF animation, you can set the looping of the display of images. This image standard only supports an 8-bit palette, so only 256 colors can be used to display the image.
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