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format file png

What is a png file and how do I open a png file?

PNG files are compressed raster image files usually implemented for visual elements found in a website among other Web graphics. The image content of these .png files consists of index colors integrated by bitmap images, and the lossless digital image compression and encoding specifications that are implemented into these .png files are similar to the compression standards integrated into GIF files. Also known as portable network graphics, the PNG format was developed to lift the limitations of GIF images, in terms of color support and patent licensing. The transparency channel of these PNG files have been improved to implement 8-bit support. CMYK support is not available in these PNG files.

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Detail png file extension information:
File Type: png
File Format: Portable Network Graphic
Primary Association: Raster Graphics Files
Mime Type: application/png, application/x-png, image/png