Lossless Translation

Animated PNGs

A technical demonstration of animated PNG images. Unlike GIFs, which are limited to 256 colours, these files offer a palette of millions including 24–bit transparency — allowing subtleties in fidelity that are otherwise lost. Perfect for high resolution ‘retina’ displays (and often dramatically smaller in file size than equivalent formats) they are already supported on all iOS/Mac devices running Safari, plus Firefox.

 

This seamless piece was painstakingly made frame–by–frame, with every movement recreated from the original unstabilised scene. It preserves a moment of unspoken connection, where everyone else ceases to exist.