APNG support

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70 comments

  • whitevelcro

    Because APNGs aren't fully supported, they can currently be used to hide content in the second frame of an image. So far I've only seen gnomes and jokes, but it could also be used to hide offensive content. This is another good reason to support APNGs better, to fix this problem.

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  • Luke18033

    This needs more upvotes. There is absolutely zero reason we should still be regularly using the GIF format in 2019.

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  • Jas

    Please start supporting aPNGs once again, as far as I remember, aPNGs were disabled due to people using them in their profile pictures to get an animated profile icon without having Nitro, but this should just be disabled for profile picture and not entirely. aPNGs should be supported in file attachment in channels and embeds. It's sad that aPNG is not support when it's superior in every aspect compared to GIF.

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  • Andy29485

    I'm going to quote myself from https://support.discordapp.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360030116852-APNG-support :
    ```
    The desktop client itself seems to support apngs. However, the server resizes images before embedding -- leaving only the first frame as the embedded image (instead of an animation).

    To clarify, I'm not asking for apng emojis or avatars, just embedded images.
    ```

    The devs really don't need to put it much work here(probably), they just need to sanitize their compression/resizing algorithm that happens server-side.

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  • Nazrin

    Yes, their image quality is far superior...

    GIF ~ https://ibb.co/t2pFH9n

    APNG ~ https://ibb.co/bs1P93Y

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  • Crossek

    BUMP - ADD APNG PLS

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  • HugoBDesigner

    I see no reason not to support APNGs in any platform. They're better than GIFs in almost every way. It's rather frustrating having to choose between GIF and MP4 when a lot of the times an APNG file would do the job much more neatly

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  • Rubbercookie

    APNGs are nice and I like them. :3
    Would love to see them properly supported in Discord.

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  • Rageoholic

    I would really appreciate having APNG support. It would make stuff way nicer to have animated files with transparency

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  • Luke18033

    To everyone here saying that APNGs aren't supported because they could be used to get free animated avatars: That was an oversight on Discord's part, not an inherent issue with the format. If support is added back they could easily have the same restrictions applied as GIFs, only being usable as a profile picture if you have Nitro.

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  • DarthStroyer

    In January the new version of Microsoft Edge will be release and every browser will support APNG. We could have high quality animated emojis and they would be supported everywhere. Here's hoping the Discord team can enable them soon.

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  • glen3b

    I second this. While it seems Discord is reducing their level of support for the Linux client, adding APNG support would at least allow working around this issue where only PNGs can be copy-pasted into the client, meaning that there would be a way to paste animated content from the clipboard without going through the file uploader. Also, APNG is simply a more modern format.

    Wholehearted +1 from me.

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  • Baguettery

    +1. gif file format is outdated.

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  • NunoBessa

    +1

    it's unbelievable that an awesome format like apng is not supported, quality wise, it's uncomparable.

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  • bobaquail

    I agree. APNGs should be supported in Discord.

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  • Auracle

    Been 2 years, where's my APNGs


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  • MoLoToV

    Our server creates gifs automatically based on avatars and the quality is so bad because of this, please add APNG

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  • ImRock

    bump

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  • rxy

    +1

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  • yumi

    +1

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  • Monkey

    +1

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  • Sesam

    Fully agree with this.

    Gif compression is really horrible and outdated in this time.

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  • SP2G50000

    I agree, this REALLY should be supported.

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  • Charlie59876

    they used to support them. but the feature got removed for whatever reason

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  • ToxicMushroom

    bump, please add this <3

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  • Luke18033

    Discord has now started rolling out a sticker feature, similar to what you'd see in some other messaging apps. The easy way to implement high-quality animated stickers would be to make them APNGs (this is in fact the format Apple recommends for iMessage stickers). Instead, Discord has chosen to implement them as canvas elements, which are then manually drawn onto. I really don't know why Discord seems to be so against implementing this. Is there some internal reason why APNGs in Discord really just would not work?

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  • horrified of ice scream

    Yes, APNGs are superior to GIFs in every way possible. Please, add APNG support. It's such a useful format in modern times.

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  • CyberneticSusurrus

    It is absurd that it's been 2 years and Discord still hasn't bothered to implement proper APNG support.

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  • Norway174

    ADD APNG SUPPORT!!!

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  • Auracle

    Must be a really bad programmer to just entirely remove apng instead of converting apngs from avatar to png.
    The dev who did this deserve a big whole slap in the face.
    I want my APNGs.

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