Firefox 3 has support for Animated PNG:
One of many new features added to Firefox 3 is the support of a new file format, the Animated PNG! Browsers have supported animated GIFs for more than a decade, but the GIF image format has a number of limitations and is overdue for replacement. The PNG image format is now widely accepted as a superior replacement for static GIF images, but for animated GIFs there has not yet been a clear successor. The new Animated PNG format (APNG) is a simple extension to PNG, making it superior for animations too.
There are some fun examples, if you can fire up FF3:
- 3D Dolphin – January 24th, 2008
- 3D APNGâ€™s – January 24th, 2008
- Brendan Sera-Shriar – January 24th, 2008
- Mozilla Labs – Justin Dolske – January 23rd, 2008
- William Wong – January 23rd, 2008
- Joanna Viera – January 23rd, 2008
- Daniel Coltri – January 23rd, 2008
Hopefully we donâ€™t get too much abuse of animated images like we did when animated GIFs came around.
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