April 03, 2013

Pixy Win

And now, another moment of meta.

Mee.nu seems to support animated .PNGs.
I'm not sure how much I'll use this. i can't make them, few browsers support them and they tend to be hideously large.

However if you have Firefox or another compatible browser you can look below the fold and perhaps be offended.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 01:13 AM | Comments (8) | Add Comment
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I don't think there's anything to support. They're just files, as far as the server is concerned.

IE10 doesn't support them, however.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wed Apr 3 08:22:01 2013 (+rSRq)

2 Steven's right, the server treats them like any other PNG.  If you use any of the image manipulation functions (like resize) it will probably deanimate them.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Wed Apr 3 08:31:43 2013 (PiXy!)

3 Animated PNGs take up more space than animated GIFs?  I wonder why...

Posted by: Siergen at Wed Apr 3 16:29:13 2013 (Ao4Kw)

4 A lot more data in them?

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wed Apr 3 18:26:37 2013 (F7DdT)

5 "Animated png" isn't really a thing, so if it works in FF, that's just the latest thing in a long line of Netscape people making stuff up.  There was a .mng spec proposed but never adopted for animated pngs.
Chrome doesn't animate them either.

Posted by: RickC at Wed Apr 3 19:13:53 2013 (WQ6Vb)

6 When I said '"Animated png" isn't really a thing' I meant as opposed to .mng files...

Posted by: RickC at Wed Apr 3 19:14:23 2013 (WQ6Vb)

When I said '"Animated png" isn't really a thing' I meant as opposed to .mng files...

I'm confused. So is this an .mng file then?

'cause I don't want one of those.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Wed Apr 3 19:50:04 2013 (F7DdT)


file extension say's it's a gif, but you knew that.  I didn't examine the bytes.

MNG was designed to be an animation extension to the PNG format, but it never caught on.  I suppose I was being pedantic.  FWIW, those images don't animate in Chrome, either.

Siergen, gif is IIRC limited to 256 colors; PNGs can support true colors, so an image with a large palette could easily dwarf the size of a similar GIF.

Posted by: RickC at Fri Apr 5 20:12:22 2013 (WQ6Vb)

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