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Safari on iOS 8 Supports Animated PNGs

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Safari on iOS 8 Supports Animated PNGs

It seems like that Safari cellular brower on iOS 8 has been discovered to help animated PNG photographs (APNG), a normal conceived as a alternative for animated GIF, as discovered by MacRumors on Monday.
The Animated Portable Network Graphics file format was proposed in 2004, however did not take off as a alternative for the animated GIF file format extensively used to embed brief animations on-line.

Animated PNG information help 24-bit pictures and 8-bit transparency not obtainable for GIFs.

According to Wikipedia, the APNG file format additionally retains backward compatibility with non-animated PNG information so browsers that don’t function help for APNGs can nonetheless render nonetheless pictures.

Safari on iOS 8 is able to animating APNGs. If you're studying this text utilizing Safari on your iPhone, iPod contact or iPad, the APNG embedded bellow ought to animate.
The PNG group rejected the proposed APNG specification again in 2007 because of the lack of help from main browser vendor. To this date, solely Firefox has supported APNGs.

The change advantages purposes which embed the in-app browser, like Tweetbot and lots of others. Another instance is Google’s Chrome, which on iOS 8 advantages from the velocity positive aspects offered by Safari’s improved JavaScript interpreter.

So what do you assume ? 


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