.APNG File Extension

File Type:
Animated Portable Network Graphic

Having trouble opening .apng extension? Don't panic! This page explains what apng files are as well as suggests programs you may use to open apng files. You can download these programs through this page.

What is an APNG file?

Apng file extension has Animated Portable Network Graphic file type, which is associated with the "raster image files" category.

It is an unofficial extension, so it does not have an official developer. APNG files may contain multiple frames needed to create an animation sequence just like in .GIF files. Those frames within the file are usually in .PNG format. This allows opening animated .PNG pictures with other applications that can read this format.

To learn how you can open the given file, read the information below.

apng file icon
File Type:
Animated Portable Network Graphic
Raster Image Files

How to open APNG file?

Double click the apng file to open it. The file will open automatically if file associations have been correctly installed and there is a proper program on your computer; if not, file associations may be corrupted and your OS either cannot find the proper program, or you might not have one for opening the file. First, we recommend downloading our utility to fix file association errors; then, you can download any program for opening the .apng extension from the ones suggested below. If you are certain there is nothing wrong with the file associations, you may proceed to method 2 right away; besides, if you can't make up your mind when choosing the right program, use Universal File Viewer from the last method.

Method 1: Fix file association errors

Follow these steps in order to automatically fix the apng extension associations' problem in no time:

  • Step 1: Click on "Download Solution" to download automatic tool provided by WikiExt.
  • Step 2: Click "Start Scan" to identify all potential issues.
  • Step 3: Review scan results and click "Fix Items".

File Size: 3.04 MB, Download time: < 1 min. on DSL/ADSL/Cable

This Tool is Compatible With: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1, 10

Method 2: Download the appropriate software

The given list provides programs which may be used for opening or converting the apng file. Choose the proper program for your OS, and click it to start the download or proceed to the developer's website.

Programs that open APNG files

Method 3: Use universal file viewer

In addition to the list of programs above, we recommend using Universal File Viewer. This tool can open over 250 file extensions and, most likely, it will be able to open the apng file as well. Download Universal File Viewer for your OS.

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