Free Online PNG to GIF Converter

Please note: Your PNG file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 1 hour after upload so please download your converted PNG file before this time.

How to Convert your PNG to GIF Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PNG to GIF using our fast and free PNG converter tool.

Upload your PNG file

Upload your PNG file

Click the "Upload a PNG File" button, then select a PNG to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your GIF

Download your GIF

Click the download link to receive your GIF file.

File format information for PNG and GIF

ExtensionPNG
Full NamePortable Network Graphics
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/png
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.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.

ExtensionGIF
Full NameGraphics Interchange Format
TypeImage
Mime Typeimage/gif
FormatBinary
Opens WithPaint.Net

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.

Information for converting from PNG to GIF

Our PNG imaging tool will accurately convert your PNG file into a GIF image file using our high quality internal 2D rendering to create your final GIF ready for download. Your PNG file will be analyzed pixel by pixel in order to produce the most accurate conversion possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my PNG file to GIF?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your PNG file to upload. Your PNG file will be uploaded to our servers. When the PNG to GIF conversion has completed, you can download your GIF file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my PNG to GIF?

We aim to process all PNG to GIF conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the PNG to GIF conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.

Is there any loss in quality when converting my PNG file?

If you are converting your PNG 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.

Will the conversion affect the resolution of my converted PNG file?

No. When converting your PNG file our tool will not perform any resizing of your image and the resulting file will be the same resolution as your uploaded PNG file.