Graphic format PNG (Portable Network Graphics) is one of the most well-known and common raster formats. It is widely used in web design, in particular for creating small elements with a transparent background. This format was created to replace the GIF. And although it did not inherit the possibility of animation, it solved another problem - the need to pay for a license. The PNG format is completely free of patent rights.
PNG format is widely used to work with sites on the Internet, as well as in classical graphic editors. You can edit files with the .png extension in almost any image processing program. Other advantages include the ability to save a file without loss of quality, the admissibility of multiple processing, support for a large number of colors, and support for the alpha channel (transparency).
File type: Image
File extension: .png
Developed by: PNG Development Group
Initial release: October 1, 1996