APNG View is a library that supports playing animation from APNG image files on Android application.


To load an image and start/stop an animation on users click

protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
    ImageView imageView = (ImageView) findViewById(R.id.image_view1);

    // Display image from a file in assets
    String uri = "assets://apng/apng_geneva_drive.png";
    ApngImageLoader.getInstance().displayImage(uri, imageView);

    imageView.setOnClickListener(new View.OnClickListener() {
            public void onClick(View v) {
                ApngDrawable apngDrawable = ApngDrawable.getFromView(v);
                if (apngDrawable == null) return;

                if (apngDrawable.isRunning()) {
                    apngDrawable.stop(); // Stop animation
                } else {
                    apngDrawable.setNumPlays(3); // Fix number of repetition
                    apngDrawable.start(); // Start animation

To start an animation immediately after an image has finished loading, passing an object of ApngConfig to the method displayApng(), see the example code below.

    .displayApng(uri, imageView, 
        new ApngImageLoader.ApngConfig(3, true));

ApngConfig has 2 attributes e.g. number of repetition and auto-start. If the number of repetition is less than 1, the library will try to grab the meta-data from APNG source file, if it's not specified, the animation will be playing continuously.

Different formats of URI that are also supported:

String uri = "file:///sdcard/apng_geneva_drive.png"


String uri = "http://littlesvr.ca/apng/images/clock.png"


Use Gradle:

dependencies {
    compile 'com.github.sahasbhop:apng-view:1.3'

Image loader library (Universal Image Loader), is needed to be initialized before start using. Try adding the following code.

In MyApplication.java

public class MyApplication extends Application {
    public void onCreate() {
        .. // Initializing stuffs e.g. Google Analytics, Crashlytics, etc.



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