APNG support

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73 comments

  • Robyn

    absolutely agree

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  • Essem

    Bump, I am a bot developer and my bot generates GIFs for animated images. It's quite costly to generate many GIFs at once (both because of filesize and processing time) so it would be much more beneficial to use APNG files instead.

    EDIT: I have since backpedaled on this stance after learning more about the APNG format itself and how badly designed it actually is. I suggest that efforts are shifted towards AVIF, which is much better designed and already has support in Electron (and possibly React Native via a plugin).

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  • Auracle

    Aight I'm unfollowing this issue and I move to Guilded, they have apng support Im out of discord, too slow dev

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  • Virus

    +1 Bump

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  • imbeingheldagainstmywill

    apng support would be greatly appreciated

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  • Robyn

    It's been 1 year sense i commented on this the first time, how is it still not a thing?

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  • Gabendo

    Honey soy chicken chips Yes, but as far as i know with .mp4 you can't have Alpha channel RGB+A (transparent background), maybe upload .webm to ingur?... But again .webm haven't good quality. We really need apngs support.

    Please Discord, add apngs images support.

    Greetings.

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  • Undefined

    How many votes before they actually do something...

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  • DrMeepster

    APNG is superior to GIF in basically every way

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  • cherry π

    give us our apngs man. 

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  • Ione 15

    I fully agree, APNG is already used for STICKERS. (WIN and Browser and Mobile definetly have support for it)

    How to prevent apng on profile pictures: SIMPLY RESIZE IT. Its not that hard....

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  • Dr. Saber

    Pretty sure it was removed because people were making apng emoticons and pfp without nitro.

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  • Dot32

    this would be so so much better for sharing game dev updates with people, and just better in every single way to be honest

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  • Honey soy chicken chips

    HEY GUYS, I FOUND AN ALTERNATIVE TO APNG WITH COMPARABLE QUALITY

    while i do think .apng support is absolutely vital, i found a comparably good solution in the mean time. Uploading a .mp4 to imgur and then linking it to discord will have it auto play just like a gif, but with the quality and length of an mp4! This way you can avoid using gifs and still get the auto play smoothness associated!

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  • SnosMe

    I hope that this only because of COVID-19, and we will see APNG support in 2021. I just want to believe in you guys Discord team.

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  • Pikant

    +1

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  • SP2G50000

    @かわいいアニメの女の子💕 That was due to an oversight by Discord. They forgot to disable APNGs for profile pictures, but instead of adding proper support they gutted it out entirely.

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  • YE4

    Bump! I hope they can enable APNG avatars for Nitro users as well in the future.

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  • Kyubi

    Bump! Animated PNG support please!!
    (also maybe worth considering to also support webp but that might be a whole different matter)

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  • SeHN

    +1 Get to it discord, no one wants to use such an outdated format as gif anymore

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  • LittleParade

    Can't believe this thread is 3 years old, please allow discord to properly support APNGs!

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  • lé cekö

    Lmao they'll never bring it back now that we have stickers. Only reason you can't just copy paste stickers without nitro is because stickers are APNG and discord doesn't support it (outside of stickers I guess).

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  • Seikikai

    Now We Have APNGs In Form Of Stickers That Are Limited To 500 kb...What A Shit Job Discord Devs...

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  • CyberneticSusurrus

    Absolutely shameful lack of action and response from devs on this.

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  • Spoom

    Hear my logic out here, and please correct me if I'm wrong, but...

    • Discord disabled APNG support to prevent people from circumventing a nitro subscription for animated profile pictures. Fair.
    • Embedded APNGs do not animated because the preview is resized. Makes sense.

    I'm sure we can agree APNGs need to be disabled for avatars, and we have already seen that Discord does exactly that, for embed previews. Why not just use that same method for non-nitro users' profile pictures?

    APNG is a huge step forward for information technology and this is exactly the kind of thing Discord should be supporting.

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  • Honey soy chicken chips

    *please* add this omg

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  • Eti

    I think APNG just for text chat is more than acceptable. Disabling it on profile pics is not that big of a problem for most cases, as the small resolution of profile pics means that it is better to resize the gif, removing most color details - 256 colors would suit most of them.

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  • Anthonytonyboy

    Just add it already *reeeee* I love high quality gifs, boring 256 colors gifs... smh

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  • NunoBessa

    Aight I'm unfollowing this issue and I move to Guilded, they have apng support Im out of discord, too slow dev

    Guilded you say? Looks awesome!

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  • Auracle

    Not my point, the point is discord devs don't even respond to this feedback thread that EVERYONE IS LISTENING TO

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