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 Post subject: How to set up your Gimp to accept apng format in Windows
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 12:23 pm  (#1) 
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This is a short tutorial on how to save your animation as png in Windows XP

First get the official plugin added below in attachments.

Extract the files and you will have two files, your plug-in > file-apng.exe and file-apng.ui

Open your (C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins\)
look for the file called "file-png.exe and remove that.
[Before you remove it, back it up or save it somewhere just in case you need it back.]

After removing, place the two files that you just extracted into that folder.
Close folder.
If you happen to have Gimp open, close it then re-open
You should now have everything you need to make animated png images.

Open Gimp, make an animated image or open one you already have.
Save as filename.png.

A window should open that looks like this.
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Make sure the animation is checked, then click export. You should now have an animated png. Try opening it again with gimp and you should have your layers and it should be animated.


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apng files 2.6.11.zip [296.48 KiB]
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 Post subject: Re: How to set up your Gimp to accept apng format
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 3:07 pm  (#2) 
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Nice job, Molly! :clap

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 Post subject: Re: How to set up your Gimp to accept apng format
PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 4:15 pm  (#3) 
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Thanks, Molly! :tyspin Nice work. You actually showed me how to get it working correctly! Yeah!!!! If I had any friends, I'd refer them to this post.... :rofl Just kidding. I'm gonna post a link at a forum I help out with.

Thanks again.

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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2010 4:34 pm  (#4) 
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wow I am so :oops: pleased that I was able to help.... thank you FP.....

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Why are you embarrassed?

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cuz, you are always the one doing the helping.....

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 Post subject: Re: How to set up your Gimp to accept apng format
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 3:39 pm  (#7) 
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I just tried this out...so far no luck as when I reopen gimp I get a strange message about not finding something in lib. gimp works ok, but does not show the choice for apng in the save as menu. Maybe it's because I haven't upgraded beyond 2.4. One of these days, I will do it.
The exe file icon looks normal, but the ui file icon looks different than the rest of the files in the plug ins folder???


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 Post subject: Re: How to set up your Gimp to accept apng format
PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 5:29 pm  (#8) 
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2-ton. Did you put your plug-in here:
C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins
The plug-in file and the UI file are both different in looks but make sure you put them both in that folder.
Make sure you remove the file.png first and save it somewhere in case you want it back.
When you save the object you don't have to save it as apng. just name it filename.png.....
Then open it up with gimp and go to animations > playback. it should be animated....

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 6:05 pm  (#9) 
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molly wrote:
2-ton. Did you put your plug-in here:
C:\Program Files\GIMP-2.0\lib\gimp\2.0\plug-ins
The plug-in file and the UI file are both different in looks but make sure you put them both in that folder.
Maybe sure you remove the file.png first and save it somewhere in case you want it back.
When you save the object you don't have to save it as apng. just name it filename.png.....
Then open it up with gimp and go to animations > playback. it should be animated....

Yes, I put both files into that plug in folder and I took out the png file and stashed it on my desktop. Of course, I don't have an apng file to test it with, but when I tried to save as a gif file, in the drop down there was no png choice because I took that out, and there was no apng choice either.


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2-ton wrote:
but when I tried to save as a gif file, in the drop down there was no png choice because I took that out, and there was no apng choice either.
Don't save it as a gif file. Save it as a png file.

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