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Old 01-05-2014   #37
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This isn't GIF versus PNG. This is Animated GIF versus APNGs, which is a much more lopsided battlefield in favor of Animated GIFs.

Animated GIFs are a widely supported extension to the GIF format that every single internet browser that exists currently handles without any issues.

APNGs are not widely supported, and never will be due to conflicts with MNG. Both of them have hideous browser support - and likely always will due to said conflicts - and constant issues with playback. They're also a pain in the ass to edit because so few image editing suites support them.

Additionally, GIFs use LZW compression, so they are most definitely not "the same as BMP". SRB2's Animated GIF writer also optimizes the output GIF as best as it can to make the filesize much lower.
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