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PNG File Extension

PNG file extension is created by PNG Development Group, also known as Portable Network Graphic. PNG has been classified as Common File Types. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open PNG files in Adobe Fireworks program.

Portable Network Graphic File Type

Portable Network Graphic File Type
Extension .png
Developer PNG Development Group
Popularity 5.0 (1843 Votes)
Mime Type text/x-pascal
Default Program Adobe Fireworks
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 5/1/2024

What is a PNG File Type?

Especially on the web, the PNG format is widely used to save images. It supports 24-bit RGB or 32-bit RGBA (RGB with a fourth alpha channel) color-indexed images. It also supports @ - @ colors, RGB or RGBA non-indexed images, and grayscale images.

Many types of users; computers can find PNG files; it is easy to download an image from a file; a website, receive a digital photo attached to an email or take a capture of a screen on a computer. Graphics are generally stored as PNG files by graphic professionals for use on the web. They also use PNG files to save models of logos or icons with transparent backgrounds that can be placed on d' other images.

How do I convert a file PNG? Many icons that can open PNG files can also convert the images to d' other formats. If you want to use a program that comes with Windows you can use Paint or Paint 3D. If you are a MacOS user you can use l' preview of Apple. They can all convert PNG images into different formats, including JPEG and TIFF.

While the PNG format has become more widely used than GIF, the PNG format is d' image-unique, while GIF supports several images. The GIF format allows users to save simple animations as GIF files and lead to the resurgence of the online format. In response to this limitation, in 2001 the PNG Development Group created the multiple format @-@image Network Graphics (.MNG) but n' was not widely adopted as the GIF format.

Microsoft Windows can save snapshots as PNG files, as well as Mac OS X (MacOS) 10.4 and so on. Ubuntu Linux also stores snapshots; screen prints in PNG format.

What is a Default PNG File Name?

Screen Shot YYYY-MM-DD at HH.MM.SS PM.png - Captures d' screen taken in macOS, where a timestamp is included in the file name.




Free online PNG Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .PNG (Portable Network Graphic) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to PNG, merge, split and compare the PNG files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.




PNG Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Portable Network Graphic .PNG File Extensions while opening the .PNG files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open PNG Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Portable Network Graphic on your system such as Adobe Fireworks.
  2. Associate default Adobe Adobe Fireworks program for *.png (Portable Network Graphic) files.

    Associate PNG Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.PNG (e.g example.png) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Adobe Adobe Fireworks program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .png files.

    Associate PNG Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.PNG (e.g example.png) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Adobe Adobe Fireworks program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Adobe Fireworks extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for PNG File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the PNG files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open PNG File on Windows

Software License Developer
ACD Systems ACDSee image. ACD Systems ACDSee 2019 for Windows Commercial ACD Systems
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Adobe After Effects image. Adobe After Effects 2020 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET image. Aspose Aspose.Total for .NET 16.3.0 for Windows Commercial Aspose
Blender image. Blender 2 for Windows Open Source Blender
TechSmith Camtasia image. TechSmith Camtasia 2019 for Windows Commercial TechSmith
ACD Systems Canvas image. ACD Systems Canvas X 2019 for Windows Commercial ACD Systems
Adobe Captivate image. Adobe Captivate 2019 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Adobe Character Animator image. Adobe Character Animator 2019 for Windows Commercial Adobe
CELSYS Clip Studio Paint Pro image. CELSYS Clip Studio Paint Pro 1 for Windows Commercial CELSYS
CS Odessa ConceptDraw PRO image. CS Odessa ConceptDraw PRO 10 for Windows Commercial CS Odessa
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for Windows Commercial Corel
Roxio Creator image. Roxio Creator NXT PRO 5 for Windows Commercial Roxio
IMSI DesignCAD image. IMSI DesignCAD 2019 for Windows Commercial IMSI
Adobe Dimension image. Adobe Dimension CC 2018 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Adobe Dreamweaver image. Adobe Dreamweaver 2020 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Craft Edge Easy Cut Studio image. Craft Edge Easy Cut Studio 4 for Windows Commercial Craft Edge
ACCA Edificius image. ACCA Edificius BIM 2 for Windows Commercial ACCA
Psychology Software Tools E-Prime image. Psychology Software Tools E-Prime 2 for Windows Commercial Psychology Software Tools
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for Windows Commercial Wondershare
Adobe Fireworks image. Adobe Fireworks CS6 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Adobe Flash image. Adobe Flash CC for Windows Commercial Adobe
AutoDesSys formZ image. AutoDesSys formZ 7 for Windows Commercial AutoDesSys
Adobe FreeHand image. Adobe FreeHand 11 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Blackmagic Design Fusion image. Blackmagic Design Fusion 8 for Windows Commercial Blackmagic Design
Florian Rival GDevelop image. Florian Rival GDevelop 3 for Windows Open Source Florian Rival
GIMP image. GIMP 2.10 for Windows Freeware GIMP
Newera Graphics Converter Pro image. Newera Graphics Converter Pro 3 for Windows Commercial Newera
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for Windows Commercial Adobe
ImageMagick image. ImageMagick 7 for Windows Open Source ImageMagick
Seavus iMindQ image. Seavus iMindQ 6 for Windows Commercial Seavus
Adobe InDesign image. Adobe InDesign 2020 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for Windows Open Source Inkscape
IrfanView image. IrfanView 4 for Windows Freeware IrfanView
Irrlicht image. Irrlicht 1 for Windows Open Source Irrlicht
Samsung Kies image. Samsung Kies 3 for Windows Freeware Samsung
XBMC Foundation Kodi image. XBMC Foundation Kodi 14 for Windows Open Source XBMC Foundation
Adobe Lightroom image. Adobe Lightroom 2019 for Windows Commercial Adobe
JRiver Media Center image. JRiver Media Center 19 for Windows Freeware JRiver
CyberLink Media Suite image. CyberLink Media Suite 16 ULTIMATE for Windows Commercial CyberLink
Natron image. Natron 1 for Windows Open Source Natron
Nero image. Nero 2019 for Windows Commercial Nero
Corel Painter image. Corel Painter 2021 for Windows Commercial Corel
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for Windows Commercial Corel
Chaos Group Pdplayer image. Chaos Group Pdplayer 1 for Windows Commercial Chaos Group
Apowersoft Phone Manager image. Apowersoft Phone Manager 2 for Windows Freeware Apowersoft
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for Windows Commercial CyberLink
Serif PhotoPlus image. Serif PhotoPlus X8 for Windows Commercial Serif
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Windows Commercial Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Elements image. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for Windows Commercial Adobe
MAGIX Photostory Deluxe image. MAGIX Photostory Deluxe 2016 for Windows Commercial MAGIX
Google Picasa image. Google Picasa 3 for Windows Freeware Google
Corel Pinnacle Studio image. Corel Pinnacle Studio 24 for Windows Commercial Corel
Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans image. Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans 5 for Windows Commercial Okino Computer Graphics
Bondware Poser image. Bondware Poser 11 for Windows Commercial Bondware
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Windows Commercial CyberLink
CyberLink PowerDVD image. CyberLink PowerDVD 20 for Windows Commercial CyberLink
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for Windows Commercial Microsoft
CyberLink PowerProducer image. CyberLink PowerProducer 6 for Windows Commercial CyberLink
Corel Presentations image. Corel Presentations 2020 for Windows Commercial Corel
Adobe Project ROME image. Adobe Project ROME 000 for Windows Free Trial Adobe
Quark QuarkXPress image. Quark QuarkXPress 2020 for Windows Commercial Quark
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for Windows Freeware RealNetworks
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for Windows Freeware Trimble
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe image. Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010 for Windows Commercial Smith Micro
Synfig Studio Development Team Synfig Studio image. Synfig Studio Development Team Synfig Studio 1 for Windows Open Source Synfig Studio Development Team
Individual Software Total 3D Home Design Deluxe image. Individual Software Total 3D Home Design Deluxe 11 for Windows Commercial Individual Software
IMSI TurboCAD image. IMSI TurboCAD PRO PLATINUM 2018 for Windows Commercial IMSI
IMSI TurboPDF image. IMSI TurboPDF 7 for Windows Commercial IMSI
MAGIX VEGAS image. MAGIX VEGAS 16 for Windows Commercial MAGIX
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for Windows Commercial Xilisoft
Corel VideoStudio image. Corel VideoStudio 2020 for Windows Commercial Corel
Microsoft Visual Studio image. Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 for Windows Commercial Microsoft
Golden Software Voxler image. Golden Software Voxler 3 for Windows Commercial Golden Software
Microsoft Windows Media Player image. Microsoft Windows Media Player 12 for Windows Bundled Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer image. Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer WINDOWS 7 for Windows Bundled Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Photos image. Microsoft Windows Photos 2020 for Windows Bundled Microsoft
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for Windows Commercial Microsoft
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for Windows Freeware XnSoft
yWorks yEd Graph Editor image. yWorks yEd Graph Editor 3 for Windows Freeware yWorks

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PNG File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Adobe After Effects image. Adobe After Effects 2020 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Blender image. Blender 2 for MacOs Open Source Blender
TechSmith Camtasia image. TechSmith Camtasia 2019 for MacOs Commercial TechSmith
Adobe Captivate image. Adobe Captivate 2019 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
vhf interservice Cenon image. vhf interservice Cenon 4 for MacOs Freeware vhf interservice
Adobe Character Animator image. Adobe Character Animator 2019 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
CELSYS Clip Studio Paint Pro image. CELSYS Clip Studio Paint Pro 1 for MacOs Commercial CELSYS
MacPhun ColorStrokes image. MacPhun ColorStrokes 2 for MacOs Commercial MacPhun
CS Odessa ConceptDraw PRO image. CS Odessa ConceptDraw PRO 10 for MacOs Commercial CS Odessa
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for MacOs Commercial Corel
Adobe Dimension image. Adobe Dimension CC 2018 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Adobe Dreamweaver image. Adobe Dreamweaver 2020 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for MacOs Freeware Google
Craft Edge Easy Cut Studio image. Craft Edge Easy Cut Studio 4 for MacOs Commercial Craft Edge
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for MacOs Commercial Wondershare
Apple Final Cut Pro image. Apple Final Cut Pro X for MacOs Commercial Apple
Adobe Fireworks image. Adobe Fireworks CS6 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Adobe Flash image. Adobe Flash CC for MacOs Commercial Adobe
AutoDesSys formZ image. AutoDesSys formZ 7 for MacOs Commercial AutoDesSys
Adobe FreeHand image. Adobe FreeHand 11 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Softpress Freeway Pro image. Softpress Freeway Pro 7 for MacOs Commercial Softpress
Blackmagic Design Fusion for Mac image. Blackmagic Design Fusion for Mac 8 for MacOs Commercial Blackmagic Design
Florian Rival GDevelop image. Florian Rival GDevelop 3 for MacOs Open Source Florian Rival
GIMP image. GIMP 2.10 for MacOs Freeware GIMP
Lemkesoft GraphicConverter image. Lemkesoft GraphicConverter 9 for MacOs Shareware Lemkesoft
Newera Graphics Converter Pro image. Newera Graphics Converter Pro 3 for MacOs Commercial Newera
Tumult Hype image. Tumult Hype 4 for MacOs Commercial Tumult
Apple iAd Producer image. Apple iAd Producer 5 for MacOs Freeware Apple
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
ImageMagick image. ImageMagick 7 for MacOs Open Source ImageMagick
Seavus iMindQ image. Seavus iMindQ 6 for MacOs Commercial Seavus
Adobe InDesign image. Adobe InDesign 2020 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for MacOs Open Source Inkscape
Irrlicht image. Irrlicht 1 for MacOs Open Source Irrlicht
Samsung Kies image. Samsung Kies 3 for MacOs Freeware Samsung
XBMC Foundation Kodi image. XBMC Foundation Kodi 14 for MacOs Open Source XBMC Foundation
Adobe Lightroom image. Adobe Lightroom 2019 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Macgo Mac Media Player image. Macgo Mac Media Player 2 for MacOs Freeware Macgo
JRiver Media Center image. JRiver Media Center 19 for MacOs Freeware JRiver
Natron image. Natron 1 for MacOs Open Source Natron
Planamesa NeoOffice image. Planamesa NeoOffice 2017 for MacOs Commercial Planamesa
Apple Pages image. Apple Pages 6 for MacOs Commercial Apple
Corel Painter image. Corel Painter 2021 for MacOs Commercial Corel
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for MacOs Commercial Corel
Chaos Group Pdplayer image. Chaos Group Pdplayer 1 for MacOs Commercial Chaos Group
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for MacOs Commercial CyberLink
Apple Photos image. Apple Photos 1 for MacOs Bundled Apple
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Elements image. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for MacOs Commercial Adobe
Google Picasa image. Google Picasa 3 for MacOs Freeware Google
Pixelmator Team Pixelmator image. Pixelmator Team Pixelmator 3 for MacOs Commercial Pixelmator Team
Bondware Poser image. Bondware Poser 11 for MacOs Commercial Bondware
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for MacOs Commercial CyberLink
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for MacOs Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac image. Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2019 for MacOs Commercial Microsoft
Apple Preview image. Apple Preview 10 for MacOs Bundled Apple
Adobe Project ROME image. Adobe Project ROME 000 for MacOs Free Trial Adobe
Quark QuarkXPress image. Quark QuarkXPress 2020 for MacOs Commercial Quark
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for MacOs Freeware RealNetworks
Apple Safari image. Apple Safari 12 for MacOs Bundled Apple
MIT Scratch image. MIT Scratch 3 for MacOs Freeware MIT
Trimble SketchUp image. Trimble SketchUp 2020 for MacOs Freeware Trimble
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac image. Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac 16 for MacOs Commercial Smith Micro
Synfig Studio Development Team Synfig Studio image. Synfig Studio Development Team Synfig Studio 1 for MacOs Open Source Synfig Studio Development Team
Roxio Toast image. Roxio Toast 18 for MacOs Commercial Roxio
IMSI TurboCAD for Mac image. IMSI TurboCAD for Mac DELUXE V10 for MacOs Commercial IMSI
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for MacOs Commercial Xilisoft
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for MacOs Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft Word for Mac image. Microsoft Word for Mac 2019 for MacOs Commercial Microsoft
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for MacOs Freeware XnSoft
yWorks yEd Graph Editor image. yWorks yEd Graph Editor 3 for MacOs Freeware yWorks

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PNG file on Linux

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Linux Commercial Adobe
Blender image. Blender 2 for Linux Open Source Blender
vhf interservice Cenon image. vhf interservice Cenon 4 for Linux Freeware vhf interservice
Florian Rival GDevelop image. Florian Rival GDevelop 3 for Linux Open Source Florian Rival
GIMP image. GIMP 2.10 for Linux Freeware GIMP
ImageMagick image. ImageMagick 7 for Linux Open Source ImageMagick
Inkscape image. Inkscape 0.92 for Linux Open Source Inkscape
Irrlicht image. Irrlicht 1 for Linux Open Source Irrlicht
XBMC Foundation Kodi image. XBMC Foundation Kodi 14 for Linux Open Source XBMC Foundation
Natron image. Natron 1 for Linux Open Source Natron
Chaos Group Pdplayer image. Chaos Group Pdplayer 1 for Linux Commercial Chaos Group
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Linux Commercial Adobe
Synfig Studio Development Team Synfig Studio image. Synfig Studio Development Team Synfig Studio 1 for Linux Open Source Synfig Studio Development Team
XnSoft XnViewMP image. XnSoft XnViewMP 0.93 for Linux Freeware XnSoft
yWorks yEd Graph Editor image. yWorks yEd Graph Editor 3 for Linux Freeware yWorks

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PNG file on Web

Software License Developer
Google Drive image. Google Drive 2020 for Web Freeware Google
Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans image. Okino Computer Graphics PolyTrans 5 for Web Commercial Okino Computer Graphics
MIT Scratch image. MIT Scratch 3 for Web Freeware MIT

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PNG file on iOS

Software License Developer
Google Drive for iOS image. Google Drive for iOS 4 for iOS Freeware Google
Seavus iMindQ image. Seavus iMindQ 6 for iOS Commercial Seavus
Apple Pages for iOS image. Apple Pages for iOS 2 for iOS Commercial Apple
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for iOS Commercial CyberLink
Apple Photos image. Apple Photos 1 for iOS Bundled Apple
Adobe Photoshop Express for iOS image. Adobe Photoshop Express for iOS 5 for iOS Freeware Adobe
Pixelmator Team Pixelmator for iOS image. Pixelmator Team Pixelmator for iOS 2 for iOS Commercial Pixelmator Team
Microsoft PowerPoint for iOS image. Microsoft PowerPoint for iOS 1 for iOS Commercial Microsoft
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for iOS Freeware RealNetworks
Apple Safari image. Apple Safari 12 for iOS Bundled Apple
Microsoft Word for iOS image. Microsoft Word for iOS 2 for iOS Commercial Microsoft

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen PNG file on Android

Software License Developer
Google Drive for Android image. Google Drive for Android 4 for Android Freeware Google
Seavus iMindQ image. Seavus iMindQ 6 for Android Commercial Seavus
XBMC Foundation Kodi for Android image. XBMC Foundation Kodi for Android 16 for Android Open Source XBMC Foundation
Apowersoft Phone Manager image. Apowersoft Phone Manager 2 for Android Freeware Apowersoft
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for Android Commercial CyberLink
Adobe Photoshop Express for Android image. Adobe Photoshop Express for Android 5 for Android Freeware Adobe
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Android Commercial CyberLink
Microsoft PowerPoint for Android image. Microsoft PowerPoint for Android 1 for Android Commercial Microsoft
RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud image. RealNetworks RealPlayer Cloud 16 for Android Freeware RealNetworks

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

PNG file extension icon image.About PNG - Portable Network Graphic

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Updated 5/1/2024


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