What is a .APNG File And How To Open It (Simple Steps)

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Introduction

Have you came across a file with the .apng extension, but it is a file you have never seen before? You most likely know what the file is, but you might be unsure on how to open it. Don’t worry! This article explains everything about the .apng file extension, how to open and work with it on various systems.

What is a .APNG file?

The .APNG file extension is from Animated Portable Network Graphic. This file belongs to the binary format and it is a raster related file.

What to know

There are currently 4 software that can open the .apng file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .APNG file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .APNG file on various operating systems.

How to open a .APNG file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .apng file on Windows in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Bandisoft Honeyview software. This software will be used for opening the file. The other software that you can use is XnViewMP, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Bandisoft Honeyview.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .APNG file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Bandisoft Honeyview software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .APNG file on Mac

We have written below an easy-to-understand guide on how to open the .apng file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the XnViewMP, Opera and Mozilla Firefox software. You will be using this software in order to open the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .APNG file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. If you don’t remember where you have downloaded your file to, you should check your /download/ folder as it usually gets automatically saved there.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the XnViewMP software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .APNG file on Linux

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .apng file on Linux in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Opera and Mozilla Firefox software. This software will be used for opening the file.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .APNG file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Opera software that you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .APNG file?

If you cannot open the .APNG file, it is entirely possible that you are trying to open the wrong file. The .APNG file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .apnx – Amazon, .app – Apple, .app – Nokia, .app – Nintendo, .appcache – HTML5 Cache Manifest File. You might be trying to open the wrong file, please recheck if you are trying to open the right file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .APNG file with the Bandisoft Honeyview, XnViewMP, Opera, Mozilla Firefox programs on Windows, XnViewMP, Opera, Mozilla Firefox programs on Mac and Opera, Mozilla Firefox software on Linux.