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Converting PNG to GIF

The PNG (Portable Network Graphics) file format was designed in the mid-1990s as an improved alternative to the previously existing JPG and GIF formats, and as an extension which would be particularly web-friendly. In time, PNG files have gained a wide popularity and are highly appreciated at the moment for their ability to provide a lossless compression of images, which translates in high-quality and detailed renderings.

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) files are widely popular due to their ability to store animations and images in a relatively small size. Their compression algorithm implies the use of a limited color range (up to 256 colors), which means GIF files are great for storing static and animated images of a small size — like logos, icons or avatars, especially if you plan to transfer them or upload them online. GIF images, however, are usually not suitable for high-quality image rendering or printing.

So, how to change PNG into GIF?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert PNGs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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reaConverter is quick to download, install and launch, and you don't need to be an IT specialist in order to understand in a few minutes how it operates.

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Load PNG Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .png files you intend to convert into .gif because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select PNGs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go go the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .gif files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select GIF as Output Format

Then pick the GIF as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert PNG to GIF via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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