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Re: The APNG format

#16 Post by guinness » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:04 am

webfork wrote:Great example of why the animated image isn't dead and couldn't be replaced by video: http://xkcd.com/1331/ (also just kinda cool)
That's find of pretty cool.
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Re: The APNG format

#17 Post by castman » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:45 am

yes, the above post and .apng are inevitable as are the only formats that make sense available, why reivent the wheel sure they can't don't worry is still future but we'll see no tacky-cornered well full colour animations soon in our web navigators
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#18 Post by webfork » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:19 pm

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Re: The APNG format

#19 Post by webfork » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:01 pm

Old thread update ... Imgur just dropped animated GIF files ...

http://mashable.com/2014/10/09/imgur-gifs-videos/

I wonder if this will take off because lossy video discourages collaboration, edition, and re-use. Importing the video file back into GIF format will result in quality loss. Again, a broader move to APNG would work better but until more browsers pick it up, there's not much more to add.
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Re: The APNG format

#20 Post by webfork » Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:30 pm

Another old thread update:

Microsoft Edge (like Internet Explorer) will not support APNG (source). On the upside, Safari does support the format but until Chrome and it's copies (including Opera post-v12) latch on, it doesn't really matter. This is bad just because animated GIFs are probably bigger than ever and a huge waste of bandwidth as compared to APNG.

Just a few examples:
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Re: The APNG format

#21 Post by SYSTEM » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:27 pm

webfork wrote:Another old thread update:

Microsoft Edge (like Internet Explorer) will not support APNG (source).
The Wikipedia article (and its source, caniuse.com) merely states that Microsoft Edge doesn't support APNG at present.

A better source for the future of APNG is here: https://www.chromestatus.com/feature/6691520493125632

That page links to this tweet where Microsoft states that they don't plan to support APNG.

Also, the page states that APNG support for Chrome is "under development", but in practice Google resists it: https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.or ... BkOu93BwAJ
webfork wrote:Old thread update ... Imgur just dropped animated GIF files ...

http://mashable.com/2014/10/09/imgur-gifs-videos/

I wonder if this will take off because lossy video discourages collaboration, edition, and re-use. Importing the video file back into GIF format will result in quality loss. Again, a broader move to APNG would work better but until more browsers pick it up, there's not much more to add.
Videos (without sound) in Imgur indeed took off, I see them at times. However, their usage is still limited because you can't post videos inline in forums like this one. I'd still like to see all browsers support APNG.
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Re: The APNG format

#22 Post by 3D1T0R » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:23 am

SYSTEM wrote:I'd … like to see all browsers support APNG.
Me too.
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Re: The APNG format

#23 Post by Checker » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:29 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APNG

If you see a jumping ball you have a browser supporting apng :wink:

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Re: The APNG format

#24 Post by Midas » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:42 am

Checker wrote:If you see a jumping ball you have a browser supporting apng :wink:
  • FYI, currently both the latest Firefox and Seamonkey do... :)

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Re: The APNG format

#25 Post by Checker » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:20 am

The following browser should support APNG:

- Firefox v3.0 and later
- Google Chrome Mobile for iOS v45.0 and later
- Opera v9.50 - v12.16
- Opera Mobile v10 and later
- Flock in v2.0
- Safari v8.0 and later for iOS and OS X Yosemite

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Re: The APNG format

#26 Post by webfork » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:36 am

SYSTEM wrote:The Wikipedia article (and its source, caniuse.com) merely states that Microsoft Edge doesn't support APNG at present ... this tweet where Microsoft states that they don't plan to support APNG.
Well put.

[Edit: forgot to reply to this bit:]
SYSTEM wrote:Videos (without sound) in Imgur indeed took off, I see them at times. However, their usage is still limited because you can't post videos inline in forums like this one.
It's also problematic as the format lossy (much more so than even the lossy GIF/PNG compression out there), making it less friendly to collaboration and tweaking.
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Re: The APNG format

#27 Post by Checker » Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:54 pm

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If you see a jumping ball your browser is supporting APNG :wink:

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Re: The APNG format

#28 Post by SYSTEM » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:20 am

Good news: Google plans to support APNG starting from Chrome 59. :) The launch bug report is marked as "Launch-M-Target: 59-Stable".
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Re: The APNG format

#29 Post by Midas » Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:41 am

:D :mrgreen: 8)

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Re: The APNG format

#30 Post by __philippe » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:14 am

First reported by Userfriendly way back when in 2012 , but perhaps worth reiterating:

Imagine, one of TPFC's top-rated, lighweight and fast image viewer, does play nicely with animated APNG's pics.

For a demo, copy the benchmark APNG bouncing ball image previously posted by Checker (image link)
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and open with imagine.

Compilation of image viewers and browsers supporting APNG images, among which some TPFC's favorites :

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