Why do people use .gif instead of .(a)png when .apng has more color compatability and smaller file size?

by Summ   Last Updated November 09, 2018 00:24 AM

In essence, why was .gif popularized much more than .apng besides the fact that it only came out around 20 years later ('87 vs '08); especially since it's a better form of animated image in two different but critical aspects size and color compatibility.

I did notice, though, that since (at least) Chrome OS v66 (for Chromebooks) the new animated default user profile icons are in .apng format; and they look really well made.

Just a shower question..

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