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alr1ght
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(10-30-2013, 10:08 PM)
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These will only work in Firefox, some versions of Opera, Chrome with an addon
  • Go here to check compatibility with your browser
I mainly made this tutorial for lossless comparison pics, but you can use it for motion if you wish. Regular old gifs aren't going anywhere for normal use.

This should prove useful in the coming weeks and years to come

GUI based version is available here
  • Set delay to 3000 msec
  • Untick lossy

Tools Needed:
1. Photo Editing program (Irfanview, Photoshop, etc.)
2. APNG Assembler
3. High quality/not overly compressed screen captures (Gamersyde, Digital Foundry (sometimes), etc.)
  • If you're sourcing images from imgur, they're likely compressed to hell and not of much use.

Step 1: Download screens
  • You can figure this out.

Step 2: Convert screens to PNG format
  • Start Batch Conversion (if you wish, you can do it one by one by selecting File>Save As>PNG)
  • Add desired screens, and save as PNG
  • Click Start Batch

Step 3: Animate!
  • Extract apngasm.zip to your desktop
  • Create a new text file
  • Rename the file to apng.bat (yes, extension as well)
  • You should now have this:
  • Right click on apng.bat > Edit
  • Paste the following (this will switch between images at a 3 second interval)

    apngasm output.png screen*.png 30 10

  • Save the file. Close it.
  • Click on apng.bat
  • Tada!
  • Upload to minus.com (chrome plugin apparently has issues with other hosts)

Results (no dithered 256 color gif comparisons any more!)




tldr: save screens as .PNG, run .bat file.
Last edited by alr1ght; 10-31-2013 at 01:58 AM.
DryvBy
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(10-30-2013, 10:09 PM)
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I'm running Chrome and not seeing animations. Do I need to read the OP to fix this?
Gaz_RB
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(10-30-2013, 10:10 PM)
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Thanks for this, it's indeed better for comparisons.

But gifs will never die

Originally Posted by DryvBy

I'm running Chrome and not seeing animations.

There's a add on thing you have to download

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...pckdbblp?hl=en

Think this is it.
Parablank
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(10-30-2013, 10:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by DryvBy

I'm running Chrome and not seeing animations.

You have to download the APNG extension
itsgreen
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(10-30-2013, 10:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by DryvBy

I'm running Chrome and not seeing animations.

addon...
alr1ght
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(10-30-2013, 10:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by DryvBy

I'm running Chrome and not seeing animations.

So you didn't read the first line in bright red colors. :)
GrayFoxPL
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(10-30-2013, 10:10 PM)
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Nebula
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(10-30-2013, 10:10 PM)
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Cool pictures?
-Cade
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(10-30-2013, 10:11 PM)
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I'm running Chrome and have the add-on installed, but no dice. I wish APNG would take off.
Nibel
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(10-30-2013, 10:11 PM)
PNG sounds way cooler than JIF
PAULINK
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(10-30-2013, 10:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by DryvBy

I'm running Chrome and not seeing animations. Do I need to read the OP to fix this?

You need to know how to read first.
cormack12
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(10-30-2013, 10:12 PM)
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I'm running Opera 12.16 on Mint and can see them natively.....
DryvBy
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(10-30-2013, 10:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by alr1ght

So you didn't read the first line in bright red colors. :)

With the dark background, the red text hurt my eyes so I skipped it. I fixed my post cus I went back and read it right after I wrote that.
Dr Dogg
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(10-30-2013, 10:12 PM)
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Top stuff. And at least no one is going to get all snarky when pings becomes a common phrase.

Edit: Also this gives a new lease of life to the old recursive acronym - PNGs Not GIF.
Last edited by Dr Dogg; 10-30-2013 at 10:18 PM.
PotionBleue
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(10-30-2013, 10:14 PM)
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Thank god. Knowing APNG exists and works fine on Firefox, I was wondering why everyone kept on posting GIFs for quality comparison purposes. -.-
Hackbert
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(10-30-2013, 10:17 PM)
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mhh. i have the addon enabled for neogaf, as the plugin status says, but nothing moves.. or are these actually all png onlys? i like the concept of apngs and don´t get, why google still does not implement them

edit. ookay me stupid.. sry
Last edited by Hackbert; 10-30-2013 at 10:19 PM.
Zukuu
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(10-30-2013, 10:18 PM)
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sadly, it's useless if the other people can't see your creations =/
mrklaw
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(10-30-2013, 10:19 PM)
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this is great, but if we're going to start having more animated pngs posted, can we have the ability to block them on a mobile, like we can with animated gifs?
Kinan
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(10-30-2013, 10:19 PM)
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any ios browsers that support apng? read gaf from ipad mostly...
Avallon
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(10-30-2013, 10:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Nibel

PNG sounds way cooler than JIF

Good thing it's "GIF" with a hard "G."
GuitarAtomik
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(10-30-2013, 10:19 PM)
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Is the AC one supposed to animate? The Batllefield one seems to be working fine for me.
oVerde
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(10-30-2013, 10:20 PM)
Animated JPGs are way more slim.
Avallon
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(10-30-2013, 10:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by GuitarAtomik

Is the AC one supposed to animate? The Batllefield one seems to be working fine for me.

It doesn't for me.
Laguna X
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(10-30-2013, 10:22 PM)
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I have the APNG extension installed on Opera, but neither of those images seem to be animated.
cormack12
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(10-30-2013, 10:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by GuitarAtomik

Is the AC one supposed to animate? The Batllefield one seems to be working fine for me.

Yep, just give it a few seconds. It does work.
alr1ght
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(10-30-2013, 10:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by GuitarAtomik

Is the AC one supposed to animate? The Batllefield one seems to be working fine for me.

Try opening it in a new tab (the picture). They're on different hosts right now.
Entrecôte
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(10-30-2013, 10:25 PM)
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So PS4 is the one with weird clouds.

Also only getting animation on the BS4.
AstroZombie
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(10-30-2013, 10:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by oVerde

Animated JPGs are way more slim.

Also way more compressed, which makes them useless for comparisons.
alr1ght
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(10-30-2013, 10:32 PM)
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Working now? That plugin seems to be buggy and not like abload. They both work for me now on chrome.
StuBurns
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(10-30-2013, 10:32 PM)
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I can never get these to work, you can use them for animated avatars on GAF.
RaikuHebi
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(10-30-2013, 10:33 PM)

Originally Posted by Gamerloid

It's amazing how many ways this GAF can be altered LOL

.GAF
GuitarAtomik
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(10-30-2013, 10:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by alr1ght

Try opening it in a new tab (the picture). They're on different hosts right now.

Right clicking on it made it work all of a sudden.
Entrecôte
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(10-30-2013, 10:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by alr1ght

Working now? That plugin seems to be buggy and not like abload. They both work for me now on chrome.

Yep works now.
alr1ght
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(10-30-2013, 10:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by GuitarAtomik

Right clicking on it made it work all of a sudden.

It probably hadn't loaded it all. The pics are all 3+ MB.
-Cade
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(10-30-2013, 10:43 PM)
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Working fine for me now. Wish it was the standard.
crabman
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(10-30-2013, 10:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Laguna X

I have the APNG extension installed on Opera, but neither of those images seem to be animated.

It works with Opera 12.16 (win 7).
Dennis
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(10-30-2013, 10:52 PM)
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Meanwhile my gifs look like this

Kinan
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(10-30-2013, 10:54 PM)
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Ok, answering my own question, seems no ios browser support apng at this time. there is, however, a tool on app store called APNG that can show APNG in full screen if you feed it a link to the picture.

Unfortunately it seems to stretch everything to the 4:3 ratio of ipad, so the screens in OP looks weird. Probably better on iphone.
DJ88
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(10-30-2013, 10:57 PM)
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And this thread is exactly why APNG will not be dethroning GIF for a long time.
FyreWulff
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(10-30-2013, 10:57 PM)
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Really wish this would get standard support. Really funny when people claim they care about IQ then use a 256 color image format.
MRORANGE
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(10-30-2013, 10:58 PM)
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incoming animated avatars..
Dennis
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(10-30-2013, 11:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by MRORANGE

incoming animated avatars..

incoming bans.....
notBald
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(10-30-2013, 11:02 PM)

Originally Posted by Dennis

Meanwhile my gifs look like this

That looks really good. Thought it was an APNG.
whitehawk
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(10-30-2013, 11:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dennis

Meanwhile my gifs look like this

Share your secrets.
Ein Bear
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(10-30-2013, 11:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dennis

Meanwhile my gifs look like this

Well shit, now I have to buy Battlefield.
morpix
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(10-30-2013, 11:09 PM)
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apnGASM.exe? Hehe, awesome, thanks for the tutorial. Will give this a crack.
la_briola
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(10-30-2013, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dennis

Meanwhile my gifs look like this

[IMG*]http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/302/8/1/untitled_306_by_dennisk4-d6safm6.gif[/IMG]

21 (!) MB. You could just post the video. :lol
AquaMotley
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(10-30-2013, 11:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dennis

Meanwhile my gifs look like this

Your gif runs at a crappy framerate (quality is delicious tho) Here's how it's done!

Last edited by AquaMotley; 10-30-2013 at 11:15 PM.
Despera
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(10-30-2013, 11:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dennis

Meanwhile my gifs look like this

20+ mb gif? got damn!

and another got damn at the xbone version in that comparison...
Dr_Swales
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(10-30-2013, 11:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by alr1ght

These will only work in Firefox, some versions of Opera, Chrome with an addon

GIFs are safe then?

Although they do look really nice *drool*

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