.PNG - File Extension for Portable Network Graphics Files

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What is PNG? PNG, short name for Portable Network Graphics, is used as the file extension for Portable Network Graphics files. .PNG files are binary files that can be opened by Windows Photo Viewer or many other image viewer software. See the sample .PNG file included below.

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File Extension: .PNG

MIME Type: image/png

File Content: Portable Network Graphics

.PNG files are Portable Network Graphics files saved as binary files. Here are the first 64 bytes of a sample .PNG file dumped in HEX values:

89 50 4e 47 0d 0a 1a 0a 00 00 00 0d 49 48 44 52 .PNG........IHDR
00 00 01 00 00 00 01 00 08 03 00 00 00 6b ac 58 .............k.X
54 00 00 00 19 74 45 58 74 53 6f 66 74 77 61 72 T....tEXtSoftwar
65 00 41 64 6f 62 65 20 49 6d 61 67 65 52 65 61 e.Adobe.ImageRea

.PNG Portable Network Graphics file sample: Click sample.png to download.

.PNG Portable Network Graphics files can be created and modified by these software:

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