Here is a tutorial for you to edit animated PNG in Windows 10. Animated Portable Network Graphics (APNG) file is an animated file that saves moving frames just like an animated GIF. To edit this type of animations on Windows 10, you need a tool that supports the APNG file format as input and output. There are not many freeware that support this file format for editing purposes. Here, I will be mentioning two free software using which you can easily make modifications to an APNG file and its frames. Let’s checkout!
How to edit an Animated PNG (APNG) file
To edit animated PNG on your Windows 10 PC, you can use two free software which are:
- RealWorld Paint
- VirtualDub APNG Mod
Check out the details of these free APNG editor software below!
1] RealWorld Paint
RealWorld Paint is a free animated PNG editor software for Windows 10. It is primarily a painting and image editing software that allows you to create or edit animations like GIF and APNG. It comes in both portable and installer packages, so you can download whichever version you prefer.
It lets you manage separate frames of an APNG file using options like delete, add, copy animation frames, rearrange frame order, change frame duration, and more. All these options are accessible from the top of the frames panel present below.
You can also draw over APNG frames using its painting tools like text arts, brush, line, shapes, polygon, flood fill, etc. It provides options to control the size, shape, color, and other parameters of a drawing tool.
Furthermore, standard editing features including resize, rotate, crop, flip, mirror, and more are available in it. You can also apply various filters and effects to APNG such as glow, drop shadow, sharpen, box blur, zoom blur, radial blur, bevel, pixelate, emboss, etc. You can also make adjustments to the color profile using brightness, contrast, saturation, vignette correction, and more options. Additionally, it lets you add a watermark and border to Animated PNG.
Just import an APNG animation using its File > Open option and you will see all its frames on the bottom of its interface. You can edit each frame individually or select multiple frames and edit them all. A
fter editing, it lets you preview the output APNG animation in the Preview tab present at the right-side panel. When you are done editing the animation, you can use save or save as option to save the modified APNG file.
It is a great free graphic design software that lets you create or edit APNG animations. You can also create animated WebP, filmstrip, animated cursors, and more using it.
2] VirtualDub APNG Mod
VirtualDub APNG Mod is a free and portable APNG editor software for Windows 10. It provides some standard features to edit an Animated PNG file.
You can apply some filters to the animation using the Video > Filters option. Some of its filters include rotate, resize, blur, motion blur, brightness/ contrast, chroma smoother, emboss, flip, grayscale, invert, logo image, HSV adjust, etc. You can also adjust the frame rate and color depth of the APNG file.
You can open an APNG file using its File > Open video file option. After that, apply filters and other customization that you want from its Video menu. You can preview the animation from its main interface using the play button.
To save edited APNG, go to the File menu and click on the Export > Animated PNG option.
It works with animated GIF and AVI, DIVX, MPG, and other video files. You can download it from sourceforge.net.
So, use these freeware to edit APNG files in Window 10.