PNG to GIF Conversion

A2Z Converter- Your Ultimate PNG to GIF Converter Tool

Convert PNG to GIF without compromising on precision and detail. Ensure your images are represented with the utmost clarity in the TIFF format.

How to convert Your Image in 4 steps

a2z Converter is an online file converter. It supports most types of images and document formats. Use the button below and select files to convert from your computer.

Step 01

Upload your PNG Image file(s) by clicking on the  ‘Select Files’ button or dragging the image(s) in the dotted area. For multiple file selection press ‘Ctrl Images’.

Step 02

You are able to customize PNG Image by clicking the ‘’ button. Crop the image to eliminate unnecessary elements and focus on the main subject.

Step 03

Web-based converters are accessible from any device with an internet connection and a web browser. They're convenient for quick conversions but may have limitations on file size and quality.

Step 04

Depending on your internet connection speed and file size, the download may take some time. Most browsers or download managers display a progress bar indicating the download status.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, GIF is limited to 256 colors and does not support alpha transparency like PNG. When converting PNG to GIF, the image may undergo color reduction and loss of quality due to the limited color palette. Additionally, transparent areas in the PNG image will be converted to either opaque or dithered pixels in the GIF, potentially affecting the visual appearance.

GIF supports transparency through a single transparent color index, while PNG supports alpha transparency with variable levels of opacity. When converting PNG to GIF, transparent areas in the PNG image will be converted to either fully opaque or dithered pixels in the GIF, as GIF does not support alpha transparency.

GIF has several limitations compared to PNG, including limited color support (256 colors), lack of support for alpha transparency, and lower compression efficiency. Additionally, GIF does not support multiple images or animation frames like PNG does.

Yes, you can convert animated PNG images to animated GIF format using specialized conversion tools or software that support the creation of animated GIF images. However, note that GIF has limitations on animation size and frame rate compared to APNG.

It depends on the complexity of the image and the compression settings used during conversion. GIF compression is generally less efficient than PNG, so while file sizes may decrease, there may be a noticeable loss of image quality, especially in images with gradients or fine details.

Converting PNG to GIF might be necessary when compatibility with older systems or software that do not support PNG is required. GIF is a widely supported image format that can be displayed on almost any device or platform, making it useful for compatibility purposes.

You can convert PNG to GIF using various image editing software like Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, or online conversion tools. Simply open the PNG file in the software and save/export it as a GIF.

Yes, some image editing software and online conversion tools allow you to adjust compression settings such as dithering and color reduction during PNG to GIF conversion. These settings can affect the quality and file size of the resulting GIF image.

Yes, GIF images may be subject to patent and licensing issues related to the LZW compression algorithm used in their creation. However, these patents have expired in many jurisdictions, and GIF is widely used without legal restrictions.

It depends on the conversion tool or software you use. Some tools may preserve metadata such as EXIF data during PNG to GIF conversion, while others may not. Ensure that you use a conversion method that explicitly preserves metadata if it's important for your needs.

PNG to GIF Converter Tool

Animated PNG is a better choice for artists, due to its higher-quality color palette and transparency support. It not only looks better than GIF, which tends to be pixelated and grainy, but it also has a smaller file size. However, APNG still needs optimization and doesn't have as much support as GIF.

Color Reduction and Dithering

PNG images can contain millions of colors, while GIF is limited to a maximum of 256 colors. During PNG to GIF conversion, color reduction is necessary to fit within the GIF's color limitations. This process involves selecting the most representative colors from the original PNG image palette. Additionally, dithering techniques may be applied to simulate additional colors and reduce visual artifacts caused by color quantization.

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Transparency Handling

PNG supports alpha transparency, allowing for smooth and variable levels of transparency. GIF, on the other hand, supports only binary transparency, where a single color is designated as fully transparent. When converting PNG to GIF, transparent areas must be either fully transparent or fully opaque. Depending on the conversion method, transparent regions may be dithered to simulate varying levels of opacity, or a single color may be designated as transparent.

Animation Considerations

While PNG images can be static or animated (in the case of APNG), GIF is well-known for its support of simple animations. When converting PNG to GIF, any animation data present in the PNG file will be lost, as GIF does not support multiple frames. If the PNG image contains animation that needs to be preserved, it may be necessary to explore alternative formats or methods for maintaining animation effects.

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Why Use A2Z Converter ?

200+ Formats Supported

a2z converter is your go-to tool for any file conversion. We support conversions between 200+ different file formats. It is more efficient than any other converter. You can use it online without downloading any software.

Easy to Use and Fast

Just select your files on the page, choose your output format and select "Convert" button. Now all you need to do is wait for the conversion. a2z converter aims to do all conversions between 1-2 minutes.

Cloud Conversion

All our conversions will not consume any capacity from your computer as it takes place in the cloud. It’s a great way to save space and get your job done!

Custom settings

Most conversion types support advanced options. For example with a video converter you can choose quality, aspect ratio, codec and other settings, rotate and flip.

100% Safety assured

We do not save uploaded files and converted ones are deleted in 24 hours. Your files are secure and no one has access to them. Privacy for your files is 100% guaranteed.

Supported devices

a2z converter supports all devices and works on any platform. There is no need to install any software and can be used online.