Support for animated PNG images in Google Chrome browser.
🎉 Chrome 59 now have native support of APNG, so you do not need this extension anymore. Goodbye, it was an interesting 6 years! 🎉
About APNG format: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APNG
This extension animates IMG elements. Also it animates background images/list style images from css styles (div style="…"), but CSS images support may be incomplete.
You can prevent this extension from work on specific domains (Black List mode, default) or allowed it to work ONLY on specific domains (White List mode).
Source code is available on GitHub: https://github.com/davidmz/apng-chrome
WARNING! CAPTCHA may not work on some sites because of this expansion (it is not always possible to correctly detect captcha images). If captcha does not work on some site, just (temporarily) disable the extension on the it.
Latest notable changes:
3.1.0 (2017-06-07) Chrome 59 now have native support of APNG, so you do not need this extension anymore. Goodbye, it was an interesting 6 years!
3.0.0 (2016-09-12) IT WORKS AGAIN!!!
In Chrome 48 (Feb 2016) Google turns off getCSSCanvasContext API. It was the critical part of extension, and within six months the Chrome has no technologies to animate images. Fortunately, it has changed recently and now this extension works again.
In version 3 algorithm was changed from canvas animation to APNG → animated WebP conversion.
2.1.4 (2014-11-28) Fixed some incorrect captcha images.
2.1.2 (2014-01-15) Better Reddit support.
2.1.0 (2014-01-12) Partial Reddit emotes support.
2.0.7 (2014-01-12) Redirects support.
2.0.4 (2013-05-26) Ext. was broken because of bug 238071 in Chrome 27. Fixed it.
2.0.3 (2013-03-19) Fixed bug with images with 'auto' height/width in style.
2.0.0 (2012-10-01) Most of the code rewritten. CSS background/list animations is turned off (except inline styles). Fixed slow work in some sites (g+, gmail and so on).
0.7.1 (2012-04-07) animated-gif-captcha images support (strange captchas of wedge.org)
0.7.0 (2011-08-03) fix for facepunch.com (perhaps the only site where this extension is actually used:))
0.6.9 (2011-07-14) data: url support, fixes for google maps images
0.6.8 (2011-07-09) fixed bug with CAPTCHA images
0.6.7 (2011-07-03) support for list-style-images
0.6.6 (2011-06-30) tracking changes in image's 'src'
0.6.2 (2011-06-30) background-image animation for internal and external CSS