Authors' names are presented in alphabetical order. Spaces have been added to e-mail addresses (around the @ symbols) to minimize the amount of unwanted e-mail via automated harvesters.
The authors wish to acknowledge the contributions of the Portable Network Graphics mailing list, the readers of comp.graphics, and the members of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
The Adam7 interlacing scheme is not patented and it is not the intention of the originator of that scheme to patent it. The scheme may be freely used by all PNG implementations. The name "Adam7" may be freely used to describe interlace method 1 of the PNG specification.
GIF is a service mark of CompuServe Incorporated. IBM PC is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation. Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft, Windows, and MS-DOS are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. PhotoCD is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company. PostScript and TIFF are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated. SGI is a trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc. X Window System is a trademark of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Copyright © 1998 by: Glenn Randers-Pehrson
This specification is a modification of the PNG 1.0 specification. It is being provided by the copyright holder under the provisions of the 1996 MIT copyright and license:
Copyright © 1996 by: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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End of PNG Specification