What is a PNG?
PNG stands for Portable Network Graphics. It is a lossless, bitmap image format popular on the world wide web because it supports transparency in browsers. It was created to remove the need for GIF images in web browsers. Unlike GIF, PNG is an open standard with no patents.
The file name extension for PNG files is:
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What is the difference between JPG and PNG?
PNG has transparency while JPEG can create smaller files with lossy compression.
Why is PNG popular?
PNG produces compact image files and is supported by all web browsers. So it is very popular with web designers.
How to open PNG files in Java?
ImageIO (the built-in Java Image library) includes support for JPEG images.
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