6 Best Free APNG Converter Software for Windows
Here is a list of best free APNG converter software for Windows. Using these free software, you can convert an animated PNG to various other formats. Most of these software let you convert APNG to image sequence and animated GIF. You can also convert individual frames of APNG file to various static images like BMP, JPEG, PNG, TGA, GIF, etc. A few of these software also let you convert animated PNG to an AVI video file. Additionally, in a few of these software, you can convert multiple APNG files at a time.
In most of these software, you can edit APNG file or its individual frames prior to conversion. For editing purpose, you can use a variety of image modification tools, such as resize, flip, rotate, effects & filters, watermarking options, color correction, etc. Additionally, in some software, you also get drawing and annotation tools to manually create designs over APNG frames. All in all, these are versatile software which can also be used to view, edit, create, and convert animated PNG files.
My favorite APNG converter software for Windows:
AVS Image Converter is a nice free software to batch convert APNG files at once. It can convert animated PNG to a number formats including animated GIFs and image sequences. Plus, some general modification tools are also provided in it.
RealWorld Paint is another favorite of mine to convert APNG to animated GIF, animated WebP, and static image formats.
AVS Image Converter
AVS Image Converter, as the name implies, is a free batch image converter for Windows. Along with normal PNG and other images, it can also convert animated PNG files to several other image formats. It is capable of converting APNG to other formats including normal PNG, JPEG, GIF, Animated GIF, TIFF, BMP, TGA, and RAS. It converts an animated PNG file to individual frames of a selected image format.
The good part of this software is that you can batch convert APNG to other image formats using it. Lets checkout the process to do so.
How to convert APNG using AVS Image Converter:
- Firstly, use the Add button in order to import one or more APNG files to it.
- Now, from the left panel, click on the format that you want as output and customize some output parameters including size and renaming pattern.
- At last, provide the output path and then hit the Convert Now button to initiate the APNG conversion process.
- Corrections: It provides various effects and manually color adjustment tools.
- Watermark: You can add text and image watermarks to input APNG files prior to conversion.
- Resize: It provides some size presets to resize imported APNG files before you convert them.
- Rotate: You can rotate an APNG file before conversion.
AVS Image Converter is one of the best software to convert multiple APNG files to other image formats at once. It works smoothly and effortlessly.
RealWorld Paint is basically a photo and animation editor software for Windows. It also lets you view, edit, create as well as convert animated PNG files. You can convert APNG to animated GIF and animated WebP using this software. Besides that, you can also convert frames of animated PNG to static images like PNG, GIF, JPEG, JPEG2000, BMP, SVG, WebP, etc.
How to convert APNG using RealWorld Paint:
- Simply import an APNG file using its open feature.
- You will now be able to view individual frames of imported animated PNG file at the bottom of its interface.
- If you wish, you can modify frames of APNG using various transformation, color adjustment, effects, filters, watermarking, and drawing tools.
- After making modifications, you can convert APNG to other animation file format including Animated GIF and Animated WebP. To convert individual APNG frames, select them from bottom panel and then go to File > Save selected frames option and choose output format.
- Prior to conversion, you can customize some format specific parameters. For example, to convert APNG to animated WebP, you can customize output quality and compression.
- It offers editing tools like rotate, resize, flip, filters, effects, color level adjustment, red eye removal tool, etc.
- You also get some drawing tools to add annotations over APNG, such as pencil, text arts, line, curve, shapes, paint tool, etc.
- It lets you create a full image consisting of all frames of input animation using its Create filmstrip tool.
It is a great software to create or edit APNG and also to convert APNG to other formats. It is very easy to use which anyone can use without much hassle.
VirtualDub APNG Mod
VirtualDub APNG Mod is a free portable APNG converter software on this list. You can convert APNG to a number of formats using it. The supported output formats to convert animated PNG in it include Image Sequence (TGA, BMP, PNG, JPEG), AVI video, Animated GIF, Adobe Filmstrip (.flm), etc.
How to convert APNG using VirtualDub APNG Mod:
- By using the File > Open video file option, add an animated PNG file to it.
- Now, use various export options to convert APNG file from its File menu.
- Before APNG conversion, you can edit it using various filters (from Video menu) like rotate, flip, resize, chroma smoother, emboss, grayscale, invert, add logo image, blur filters, etc.
- You can change frame rate prior to APNG conversion to animated GIF or AVI video.
- In it, you can also import, view, and edit videos in formats like AVI, DIVX, MPG, M1V, MPV, etc.
- It provides various audio editing options too.
It is a good free and portable animated PNG converter using which you can edit and convert APNG files. You can also use it for video editing.
Paint.NET is another free alternative to an APNG converter for Windows. It is a popular image editor which can be used for various graphics related tasks. It also supports animated PNG and animated GIF formats, but there is a trick to that. You need to use additional plugin to be able to view and convert APNG in it. Let’s see the full procedure to be able to convert APNG in it.
How to convert APNG using plugin in Paint.NET:
To install the required plugin, first, download it from this webpage. Now, extract downloaded folder and copy and paste files from Effects subfolder to the respective folder in the folder where you have installed Paint.NET. And also, copy and paste files of FileTypes subfolder to corresponding folder in Paint.NET folder. You can now restart Paint.NET and view, edit, and convert APNG using its ‘save as’ feature.
It displays frames of an animated PNG in its Layers window. You can select the frames of APNG to convert to static images like PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, TGA, etc. It also lets you convert APNG to animated GIF.
As it is an image editor, it lets you edit APNG frames prior to conversion using tools like transformation, effects, color level modification, drawing tools, etc.
Paint.NET is a good free software to convert APNG to animated GIF and static image formats.
Note: In it, you can open APNG with .apng extension only. So, before opening animated PNG file in it, try renaming your file with .apng file extension by using default rename method of Windows.
Animated PNG Manager
Animated PNG Manager is a free dedicated software to edit, create, and convert APNG animations. Using it, you can convert APNG to image sequences, AVI video, and separate image frames in various formats. For APNG conversion, it supports image formats including PNG, GIF, JPG, and BMP.
How to convert animated PNG using Animated PNG Manager:
- Click on the “Open animation” button and add an APNG file to it. As you do that, it will display individual frames of the animated PNG on its screen.
- You can now select desired output from its toolbar and save APNG in other image formats.
- It lets you edit properties of APNG frames including width, height, frame delay, blend operation, dispose operation, etc.
- It lets you create an animated PNG by importing image sequence or AVI video file.
- You can also play an APNG animation in it.
It is a nice free APNG converter using which you can perform various animated PNG related tasks.
Note: It supports animated PNG with .apng file extension only. So, you would need to rename animated PNG with .apng extension (using Windows default feature).
APNG to GIF Converter
APNG to GIF Converter, as the name suggests, is a free portable software to convert APNG to animated GIF. Besides GIF, it doesn’t convert APNG to any other format.
How to convert APNG to animated GIF using this portable software:
- Browse for Animated PNG file in its Input APNG File field.
- Now, provide output path to save animated GIF.
- Lastly, click on Convert to finally save APNG to GIF animation.
- It lets you setup transparency options including threshold and blend before conversion.
If you just want to convert animated PNG to animated GIF, you can try this lightweight portable software.
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