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PNG file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .png file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .png file?
  • What program do I need to open a .png file?
  • How can the .png file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .png files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

2 extension(s) and 1 alias(es) found in database

✅ Portable Network Graphics Image

.png
Description:
PNG file is a Portable Network Graphics Image. PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is a losslessly compressed bitmap image format. PNG was created to both improve upon and replace the GIF format with an image file format that does not require a patent license to use.
Category: Graphic files
Application: IrfanView
Mime-type: image/png
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PNG aliases:
png24, png32, png4, png8
PNG related links:
PNG related extensions:
Art Image

AT&T Group 4 Bitmap Image

Windows Bitmap Image

CALS Compressed Bitmap

CorelDraw Drawing

Computer Graphics Metafile

Corel Photo-Paint Image

Windows Custom Cursor

Dr. Halo Bitmap Image

Desktop Color Separation Image

✅ Corel Paint Shop Pro Browser Catalogue

.png
Description:
PNG file is a Paint Shop Pro Browser Catalogue file.
Category: Document files
Application: Paint Shop Pro
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
PNG aliases:
-
PNG related links:
-
PNG related extensions:
Corel Paint Shop Pro Brush

✅ Animated PNG

.apng
Description:
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.
Category: Graphic files
Application: XnView
Mime-type: image/png
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
APNG aliases:
png
APNG related links:
-
APNG related extensions:
CompuServe Bitmap Image

Portable Network Graphics Image

Other types of files may also use the .png file extension.

🔄 .png converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .png files to other formats:

XnView, Gimp, IrfanView, OpenOffice.org

For example, using the softwares above, a .png file can be converted into one of the following formats:

bmp, gif, jpg, pcx, pgm, ppm, tga, tif, emf, eps, ico, pbm, psd, ras, svg

🚫 The .png file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

pgn, pny, pnh, lng, pnv, pnr, pnf, pn, pjg, pbg, ng, pnt, pnb, pmg, phg

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Portable Game Notation Data
QV Map Image
Adobe Project ROME Plug-in Archive
Adobe RoboHelp Language Data
Popnogging Theme Data
Powernoodle File
Norton Guide
Atari Falcon Prism Paint Image
Pokemon NetBattle Data
Unknown PHG File

🔴 Can't open a .png 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 cannot open this file:

example.png

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .png file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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