Talk:Portable Network Graphics

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PNG - Portable Network Graphics

PNG was created as an improved, non-patented replacement for GIF and if one of the most used compressed file formats worldwide. It supports 48-bit true colour. Again an upgrade to GIF formats as well, as using less space but not being used on websites.It uses 16million colours, a massive diffrence betweeen PNG and GIF. PNG is a “lossless image-compression” format, meaning it doesn't lose quality when being reduced in size(compressed) .PNG-8 does not support transparency, but other PNG types do, PNG-24 and PNG-32 do support the transparency.It is also commonly used on web pages and application (raster), this is beacuse of the faster loading times due to its small file size,allowing people with lower bandwidths to have the same view as someone with a high bandwidth. It supports lossless compression.