I have a created a small GIF consisting of 7 frames using photoshop CS 4.
Unfortunally, my GIF contains alpha/transparency and only after the fact did i realize the whole alpha / color palete problem with GIFs, so my animation is looking really bad now.
Im looking for some kind of way to combine the animation of a GIF with the innate abilities of a PNG file if possible. However, i was unable to find something so far.
Can someone advice me ?
There is the APNG (Animated PNG) format, which has actually been around for a long time. Browser support is patchy at best though and support in image editing programs is even worse. APNG is an unofficial extension to PNG and was officially rejected by the PNG group.
You can see some examples of animated PNGs here (you’ll need to make sure you’re using a browser that supports APNGs):
Some more in-depth explanations of web animations can be found here: