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?
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2 extension(s) and 1 alias(es) found in database
✅ Portable Network Graphics Image
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.
✅ Corel Paint Shop Pro Browser Catalogue
PNG file is a Paint Shop Pro Browser Catalogue file.
✅ Animated PNG
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.
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:
For example, using the softwares above, a .png file can be converted into one of the following formats:
🚫 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:
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
We found the following similar file extensions in our database:
🔴 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:
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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