How to Read a PNG File
PNG image files were designed to be an improvement over GIF image files. They have gained in popularity both because the images employ loss-less data compression, and the format does not require a patent license. Because the files were introduced relatively recently (1996), users sometimes find themselves unable to read a PNG file.
Open "My Computer" from the Windows Desktop.
Locate the PNG file that you wish to open in the folders within "My Computer."
Use your mouse to right-click on the file in question. A drop down menu will appear.
Select "Open With" from the menu. Another drop down menu will now appear.
Select "Microsoft Picture and Fax Viewer" from the list of programs on the menu. The PNG file will open and the image can be seen.
Tips & Warnings
- For an extensive list of PNG supported software go to this website:http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/pngapps.html