.MNG File Extension

There are 3 file types use the .MNG file extension:

  1. Multiple Network Graphic
  2. Multiple-image Network Graphic
  3. Yamaha PSR Disk Manager File

1. Multiple Network Graphic

Multiple Network Graphic

An extension of the .PNG image format that uses indexed colors and supports image animations; similar to an animated .GIF file, but uses higher compression and features full alpha support (multi-level transparency).

Software's name License Platforms
File Viewer for Android File Viewer for Android Free+ Android
ImageMagick ImageMagick Open Source LinuxMacWindows
IrfanView IrfanView Freeware Windows
KSquirrel KSquirrel Free Linux
mngplay mngplay Free MacWindows
Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox Open Source AndroidChrome OSiOSLinuxMacWebWindows

Updated: February 12, 2011

2. Multiple-image Network Graphic

Multiple-image Network Graphic

An MNG file is an animated image saved in the Multiple-image Network Graphics (MNG) file format. It contains multiple .PNG images that are shown in sequence to convey motion or animation. MNG files are similar to animated .GIF files, but use higher compression and support full alpha (multi-level transparency).

As the PNG Development Group developed the Portable Network Graphic (PNG) file format, they decided to create a separate file format to store animated PNGs. The group reasoned that creating separate file formats for still and animated PNGs would allow users to differentiate between still and animated images more easily. The animated PNG file format was named Multiple-image Network Graphics, or MNG.

Though the PNG format gained widespread acceptance, the MNG format did not. More commonly, users save and transfer animated images as GIFs. Some image viewing and editing applications still allow users to open, edit, and create MNG files, but some programs that previously supported MNG files, such as Mozilla Firefox, no longer do so.

You can open an MNG (Multipe-image Network Graphics) file in any of the following image viewing or editing programs:

  • GIMP (cross-platform)
  • ImageMagick (cross-platform)
  • Irfanview (Windows)
  • Gwenview (Linux)
Software's name License Platforms
File Viewer for Android File Viewer for Android Free+ Android
GIMP GIMP Freeware LinuxMacWindows
Gwenview Gwenview Free Linux
ImageMagick ImageMagick Open Source LinuxMacWindows
IrfanView IrfanView Freeware Windows
mngplay mngplay Free MacWindows
MPlayer MPlayer Open Source LinuxMacWindows

Updated: December 19, 2010

3. Yamaha PSR Disk Manager File

Yamaha PSR Disk Manager File
  • Developer Yamaha
  • Popularity
    2.4 (10 votes)
  • Category Data Files
  • Format N/A

File created on floppy disks used with Yamaha PSR keyboards; contains information about the disk that is used by the keyboard to access other files on the disk; does not contain any voice or style data.

NOTE: The file "Disk.mng" is used to identify the disk and should not be modified by the user.

Software's name License Platforms
Transfer to a Yamaha PSR floppy disk Transfer to a Yamaha PSR floppy disk MacWindows

Updated: June 1, 2009

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