Q: What image format are Minecraft Skins?

A: The file format for Minecraft Skins is .PNG (Portable Network Graphics). The PNG file format is a lossless raster graphic file format. Minecraft Skins also come in two different sizes. The most common size is the legacy, Universal Minecraft Skin format which is 64×32 pixels. A newer format, released in 2015, has a size of 64×64 pixels. The additional pixels in this format allow for additional customization, such as hats and clothing. As of writing this document, both the Universal size and the new 64×64 size are compatible with Minecraft for the PC/Mac as well as Minecraft Pocket Edition.

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