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Animated PNG in Firefox 3


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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.
-Justin Dolske

There are some fun examples, if you can fire up FF3:

Hopefully we don’t get too much abuse of animated images like we did when animated GIFs came around.

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