Here are 2 simple steps to convert your GIF to PNG using our fast and free GIF converter tool.
|Full Name||Graphics Interchange Format|
GIF files have been around since the mid-to-late 1980's and were introduced by CompuServe as a way to compress color images into small file sizes suitable for downloading which at the time most download speeds were limited. The format allows varying size color palettes up to 256-colors in total to be defined from a palette of 16 million colors.
Later on the ability to add animations to the GIF file format was added. GIF files became a popular image file format for the early internet due to the small size, large color palette and animation capabilities and is still popular today.
|Full Name||Portable Network Graphics|
|Opens With||Paint.Net, Photoshop|
The PNG graphics file format is a commonly used format for storing 2D images which can be highly compressed by the use a palette if the image has a sufficiently low number of colors (256 colors in general). The PNG file is then further compressed using the DEFLATE compression algorithm to ensure small file sizes that are fast to download.
PNG files are seen as the logical successor to the GIF image file format and was devised in the mid-1990's as a superior format to GIF. PNG files are generally used for company logos, icons and other non-photographic image content. Saving a digital photo in the PNG format will create a much larger file than an equivalent JPG image hence the PNG format being unsuitable for most digital photo content.
Our GIF imaging tool will accurately convert your GIF file into a PNG image file using our high quality internal 2D rendering to create your final PNG ready for download. Your GIF file will be analyzed pixel by pixel in order to produce the most accurate conversion possible.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your GIF file to upload. Your GIF file will be uploaded to our servers. When the GIF to PNG conversion has completed, you can download your PNG file straight away.
We aim to process all GIF to PNG conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.
We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.
If you are converting your GIF file to a format that implements lossy-compression then yes, the quality will be reduced however the loss in quality is usually not noticeable and can result in much smaller file sizes.
No. When converting your GIF file our tool will not perform any resizing of your image and the resulting file will be the same resolution as your uploaded GIF file.