APNG File Format
The advantage of using an APNG over GIF is that it allows 24 bit True Color, and alpha transparency, whereas GIF is limited to a maximum of 256 colors and very basic transparency.
The main disadvantage of using APNG is that although it is supported by several applications, web-browser support is patchy. Additionally, some developers of the PNG and MNG file formats disapproved of APNG, and in particular the way that backward compatibility was implemented in the APNG format, as it does not allow older legacy software to negotiate for PNG instead of APNG, to distinguish between PNG and APNG once received, or even to alert the user to the presence of additional frames existing after the initial frame.
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