tagline=Animated pngs becoming standard for sprites |
blurb=With the release of [[bp:Pokémon Platinum Version|Platinum]] and the expansion of the animation of sprites in the games,
it has been decided to utilize the new animation features of .png files to the fullest advantage. }}
While many of Bulbapedia's sprites are in .png format, the issue of animation has always been left up to .gif files, for better or worse. As can be seen by [[:Image:Spr 2c 003 s. gif|Venusaur's shiny sprite from Pokémon Crystal]], however, this leaves a lot to be desired by way of quality.
The recent release of [[wp:Firefox 3|Firefox 3]], as well as several other browsers with compatibility, however, has brought the increased abilities of the . png format to light, and made them accessible to many more.
We appreciate the patience of any Bulbapedia users who are concerned with broken links to images that have not yet been uploaded. We will attempt to get them done as soon as possible.
Templates affected include [[bp:Template:Ani|Template:Ani]] and [[bp:Template:MS|Template:MS]]. Any complaints or comments can be made to me on my talk page.