Updated: 10/11/2017 by Computer Hope

A collection of various file formats.Short for Portable Network Graphic, PNG is pronounced as either P-N-G or ping. It is a bitmapped image format that is lossless compressed first introduced on January 10, 1996 and later defined in RFC 2083 in March 1997. PNG was created as a replacement to the GIF after Unisys and CompuServe announced on December 24, 1994 that they expected licensing fees software that creates and displays GIF images.

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