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What is File Extension PNG?

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File Format Type: PNG

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Common File Extension Variations: png, PNG

Author: PNG Development Group

Files with the PNG extension identify a compressed graphic file. PNG files store graphic data composed in grayscale, RBG and palette based formats. PNG files store the image data in chunks, with each chunk containing specific information. PNG files can be opened and edited with compatible image software tools.The Potable Network Graphics (PNG) format was created as an alternative to the GIF format. The PNG format does not have a patent and can be utilized by various programmers. The PNG format was created to allow for more colors during the compression format.The PNG extension is also used by the Fireworks application where it denotes the default file format for saved files created in the program.

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