I'm working on an animation that is going on an iOS app. The animation itself is currently 10x the size of the entire mobile app, so we're looking for alternate ways to compress the filesize. Apparently one of the ways of doing so is to use an animated png rather than a png sequence or a video.

Does anyone have any experience creating apng's?

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    Do you want to create the apng inside After Effects? – Rosenthal Mar 12 '15 at 4:28

Notice that APNGs work only on certain browsers, even chrome is not included unless you download a plugin, sou you might want to consider a gif. I ca explain how to create a gif from After Effects as well

The Animated Portable Network Graphics (APNG) file format is a non-standard extension to the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) specification. It allows for animated PNG files that work similarly to animated GIF files, while supporting 24-bit images and 8-bit transparency not available for GIFs. It also retains backward compatibility with non-animated PNG files. (wikipedia)

Now what you have to do is export a png sequence from After effects and then upload it to any APNG software:

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    APNG support in Chrome is here in April 2017 – skv Apr 21 '17 at 5:48
  • It now works everywhere except Ms Edge – user118753 Apr 2 '18 at 16:39
  • @user118753 - doesn't work in Microsoft Explorer either. – Billy Kerr Sep 6 '19 at 21:10

I have the same problem looking for any adobe products or solution creating apng for snapchat. It's very rare in use because of its compatibility for web browsers.

But if its for an app the go ahead and it will certainly work perfectly with less file size weight.

Us this app, its great. PNG Animator

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