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GIF2MNG (v1.0 - 1.0MB)
G. Juyn
(freeware - Windows 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP)

GIF2MNG allows you to convert a directory of GIF's to MNG (or PNG if they happen to be still-images). The current version is a preview but already gives rather promising results: from 25% and up savings on an average batch of optimized GIFs is pretty good! Imagine saving 30% or better on storage and bandwidth costs. Now those advertisement and GIF library maintainers have something to think about!!!

As a bonus, GIF2MNG also optimizes not already too complicated MNGs as well. So you can use designer-tools like JASC Animation Shop or PNG/MNG Construction Set and then compress the heck out of those MNGs!

(adware and shareware versions - Windows 9x/ME/NT/2K/XP)

Currently unavailable; but drop me a line if you're interested.

eMNGma is a full-featured animation workshop. Compliant with the latest MNG spec. It uses an easy to understand interface to create amazing animations that require only a fraction of the filesize of comparable GIFs.

(freeware - Windows 9x/NT/2000)

Currently unavailable; but drop me a line if you're interested.

MNGeye is an experimental MNG-viewer & script-editor. It supports most of the MNG-spec as of draft 69.

Blackbelt Systems
(commercial - Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME)

An amazing special effects graphics workshop (you have to see it to believe it!). Can export animations in MNG-LC format.

(freeware with source - Unix/X; VMS/X; Windows 9x/NT/2000)

ImageMagick is a multi-image viewer/converter with the ability to view MNG-LC animations and convert most GIFtm animations.

MNG/PNG Construction Set Professional
Alchemy Mindworks
(commercial - Windows 9x/NT/2000)

This is a MNG workshop similar to the popular "GIF Construction set". Unfortunately it appears to have stayed in beta-state since its birth well over a year ago(?).

Animation Shop
(commercial - Windows 9x/NT)

Also bundled with the popular "Paint Shop Pro". AS uses MNG purely as an internal storage format of its animations/video fragments, and doesn't seem to be geared towards optimum MNG files. The files do not adhere completely to the official MNG specification and by solely using color_type 6 (eg. 32-bit RGBA), the files are really bloated!

Note that there is a little Windows tool (FixMNG) that can fix a few of the problems with AS files. A download-link can be found below.

Nikolaus Brennig
(freeware - Windows 95/98/NT)

A very nice and intuitive Windows image-manipulation utility. It has built-in support for MNG & JNG based on libmng, and it even carries a (batched) conversion-utility for making proper MNGs out of your obsolete animated GIFs.

Futuris Imager
Alexander Tereschenko
(freeware - Windows95/98/ME/NT/2K)

An extendable image viewer and multi-purpose image utility with lots of bells and whistles. Fully supports display of MNG, JNG & PNG (based on libmng) and a host of others.

Pierre-e Gougelet
(freeware - Windows 3.x/9x/2000/NT/Me/XP, Linux x86, FreeBSD x86, Solaris sparc, Solaris x86, Irix mips, HP-UX, AIX)

Image viewer/converter which supports a multitude of formats (340!) and is available on many different platforms. Fully supports display of MNG, JNG & PNG (based on libmng).

Irfan Skiljan
(freeware; Windows9x/ME/NT/2K/XP)

IrfanView is a very fast FREEWARE (for non-commercial use) 32-Bit graphic viewer for Windoze 9x/ME, WinNT, Win2000 and Windows XP.

Illuminatus Opus
Digital Workshop
(commercial; Windows 95/98/ME/NT4SP4+/2000)

Opus opens up innovative and exciting new ways to say whatever you need to say in spectacular style, whether it's at home for a photoshow to amaze and impress, at work for a pitch that could launch a new product, career or company, or at school to entice the most reluctant to enjoy learning again. It contains a MNG reader to add MNG animations into the presentation(s).

Duncan Lilly (Digital Workshop)
(zip=151KB; freeware; Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2K/XP)

This is a little Windows-tool to fix MNG files generated with JASC Animation Shop (see above). The program will check first if the file appears to come from AS (which isn't too hard to detect!), and then write a fixed version. Note that the result is still many times larger than necessary, but at least it'll look good in other MNG viewers!!!

(commercial; Windows 9x, Me, 2000, NT4, XP)

Konverter is a multimedia viewer/converter supporting conversion among 439 image, animation, audio, video and text formats quickly and easily. It lists MNG (not JNG?) under it's graphics formats and claims to be able to build MNGs from a set of image files.

Zac Walker
(Shareware; Windows 95/98/NT/2000)

ImageWalker allows you to manage your image files visually. It simplifies the process of viewing, cataloguing, and publishing digital images. Its features include; web page creation, thumbnail generation and printing, batch image conversion, slide show and screen saver.
Through the use of libmng it also allows viewing of JNG and MNG images/animations!

MNG Player
Tarkvara Design
(Freeware?; Mac OS X or Mac OS 8/9 with CarbonLib 1.1)

This is a simple application for playback of MNG files.

MNG Translator
YNOP Talton
(Freeware; BeOS)

The BeOS-Translator allows the processing of files in the PNG, MNG- and JNG-Format.

Advanced Batch Converter
Gold-Software Development, Inc.
(Commercial; Windows95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP)

Advanced Batch Converter does exactly what its title suggests, allowing you to easily convert multiple graphics files at the click of a button. More than that, you can also edit images directly in Advanced Batch Converter, to produce a variety of effects (resize, rotate, flip, mirror, crop, filters, morphing effects, color enhancements etc). It claims to support JNG and MNG!

fCoder Group International
(Commercial; Windows)

AutoGraphicsHTML is an easy-to-use wizard-like tool for making online photo albums. You select design for your album, select images, fill in comments for images and page titles and the program will do the rest for you. The latest version also supports JNG & MNG.

XPhoto GIF Animator
(Commercial; Windows)

Although I have a hard time with the purpose of this tool, it does support PNG and has (read) support for MNG animations.

Richard Groult
(Freeware?; Linux-KDE)

ShowImg is a feature-rich image viewer which can display numerous formats, including PNG and MNG.
(website is in French!)

2PNG, 2JPEG, 2Bitmap, etc
fCoder Group International
(Commercial; Windows95, 98, ME,NT, 2000, XP)

2PNG, 2JPEG, 2Bitmap, etc, are command-line image-converters that converts some 50 formats to PNG, JPEG, BMP, etc. The input-format can be, amongst others, a PNG, JNG or even MNG!

Advanced Slide Show
Gold Software
(Commercial; Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME)

Advanced Slide Show is a nice utility you can use to easily view a sequence of images as a slide show, each image being shown for some predetermined time before going on to the next. Among the formats that can be displayed are PNG, JNG and our favorite... MNG.

Emmanuel Debanne
(Freeware; Linux, Windows)

This is an explorer of IFS (Iterated Function Systems) in 2D. IFS are a type of fractals. The program can make snapshots in PNG format or video-sequences in MNG format.

Sz?nt? G?bor
(Freeware; Windows all versions)

With this very nice utility you can view the desktop of a remote computer using just your browser with MNG-support. This is similar to VNC except that you need just a very small program to run on the remote computer and no extra software at your own computer, except for a MNG enabled browser. Note that for MSIE Jason Summers' ActiveX control is extremely suited!

(Freeware; Linux,DOS,WIndows)

AdvanceMENU is a GNU/Linux, DOS and Windows front-end for AdvanceMAME, MAME, MESS, RAINE and any other emulator. It supports static and animated image previews in PNG and MNG format.

ThinkTank Software
(Commercial; Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP)

Ameri-Imager is a powerful all-in-one graphics solution for image editing, conversion, viewing, and much more. Over 60 image, animation, and video formats are supported, including non-other than PNG and MNG.

fCoder Group International
(Commercial; Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2K/XP)

iBrowser is an efficient image viewer and browser. It is optimized for fast thumbnail preview of folders with a large number of images. All popular graphic formats (such as PNG, JNG, MNG!!! ;) are supported.

Ralf Schmelter
(Feeware; Linux-KDE3)

Easysok is a sokoban game for KDE3. In sokoban you are a warehouse keeper which has to push gems on their goals. The program allows you to save a game as a MNG animation.

Video Toaster
(Commercial; Windows 2000)

Video Toaster is a Windows 2000-based product that processes pristine, uncompressed video in real-time and includes live keying, Internet streaming, real-time nonlinear editing, character generation, video painting and compositing, 3D animation, audio and video processing and all the tools you need in an integrated, easy-to-use package. As of build 3480i it contains support for MNG, but at $2995, I'm not jumping the gun to try it. (and yes, there are *no* decimals in that number.... ;)

Sven Neumann
(Freeware; Linux/Windows?)

blinkentools is a set of commandline utilities related to Blinkenlights. It includes b2mng, which creates MNG animations from blinkenmovies.

Rainer Goebel and Brain Innovation B.V.
(Commercial; Windows98/ME/NT/2K/XP)

BrainVoyager is a highly optimized and user friendly software system for the analysis and visualization of functional and anatomical magnetic resonance imaging data. It appears to have support for saving 'dynamic processes' as MNG files.

Ziff Davis Media Inc.
(Free for private use; non-distributable; Windows 95/98/Me/NT4/2000/XP)

FileSnoop lets you quickly obtain all essential information about the files on your system. Supported formats include PNG, JNG & MNG. The Delphi source is included. It uses TNGImage-1.0 and the standard libmng.dll for the Network Graphics part.

WIDE Project
(Free; Unix/X)

Magic Point is an X11 based presentation tool. It is designed to make
simple presentations easy while to make complicated presentations possible.

With Frank Richters JNG plugin, the freely available all-purpose graphics manipulation program can be extended with JNG reading/writing capabilities!

JNG plugin

Ultra Enterprises - Gavin Lambert
(Freeware; Windows all versions)

Pueblo/UE is a multimedia MUD/MUSH/MOO/MUX (MU*) client. You can also use it as a regular Telnet client for line-based applications. Pueblo/UE itself is a recompiled and reconfigured version based on the source release of Pueblo 2.02 by Chaco Communications. MNG support is available on all versions (including alpha-transparency on Win95/NT!!!) as of the 4th of july. What a liberation!

Sphere - Chad Austin, Jacky Chong, Brian Robb
(GPL; Windows & Linux)

Sphere is a 2D Role Playing Game Creation Engine (RPGCE) that supports MNG via playing MNG animations in the engine, and importing MNG Animations to Spriteset Directions in the editor, and exporting Spriteset Directions to MNG Animations in the editor.

Lastest MNG support was added by Brian Robb. Chad has been helpful in the past with the MSVC project for a MNG dll. See also

KSquirrel - Baryshev Dmitry

KSquirrel is an image viewer for KDE with disk navigator, file tree, thumbnails, extended thumbnails, dynamic format support, DCOP interface and tools to resize, rotate, convert, colorize and print images. It supports MNG/JNG since 0.6.0-pre9.

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