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How to open .png file extension?

File Type : Graphic file type
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)

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What is .png file extension?

.png file extension is a known file type. This section tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
PNG, or Portable Network Graphic, is a file format for image compression. A PNG file is compressed in a lossless manner which means all the original data is perfectly reconstructed from the compressed data. Usually, an image in a PNG format can be 10 to 30% more compressed than in a GIF format. Unlike GIF, PNG format does not support animation as it cannot contain multiple images. A PNG file is not envisioned to replace the JPEG format, which is lossy but lets the user choose one between file size and image quality while compressing. Some features of PNG format are: 1. Developing PNG is faster as compared to GIF. 2. Not only multiple colors can be made transparent but also, the degree of transparency for them can be controlled. 3. Images can be tuned, in terms of color brightness as per the requirement. 4. Images can be saved using true color as well as in the palette and gray-scale formats provided by the GIF.
You can see a list of software programs below that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open .png files:

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Microsoft Windows:
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
  • Microsoft Paint
  • Microsoft Windows Photos Viewer
  • Other Picture Viewer or Web browser
  • Microsoft Windows Photos
  • Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X7
  • ACD Systems ACDSee 17
  • ACD Systems Canvas 15
  • Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
  • Other picture viewer
  • Other Web browser
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Windows Mobile:
  • Web Browser (Internet Explorer)
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Google Android:
  • Image Viewer
  • Perfect Viewer
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Linux:
  • GIMP
  • Other picture viewer
  • Other Web browser
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Apple Mac OS X:
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
  • Apple Preview
  • Other Picture Viewer or Web browser
  • Apple Photos
  • Apple Safari
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Roxio Toast 12
  • MacPhun ColorStrokes
  • Other picture viewer
  • Other Web browser
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Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch devices):
  • Google Drive