Opera 46 and Chrome 59 now support APNG (Animated PNG)

This part of the Opera 46 release notes got me very excited:

Opera now supports animated PNG, or APNG for short. APNG is a file format that works similarly to GIF. The difference is that APNG is smaller and supports both 24-bit images and 8-bit transparency.

Ever since APNG landed in Firefox (10 years ago to be precise, with the release of Firefox 3) I’ve been waiting for other browsers to implement support for this format too: animated images with true transparency, what’s not to like?!

Great to see that Opera now supports it (again). Safari already supports it, as does the latest version of Chrome (Chrome 59).

Edge has no support, but you can upvote the issue on UserVoice (which you should).

What’s new in Chromium 59 and Opera 46 for Developers →
APNG Demo →

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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