This is a format created in the Acorn Draw program, intended for image visualization by using vector lines. It’s used for storing information in the publishing business (brochures, logotypes, etc.). The main advantage is it’s high quality source images when printing. It’s been in use since 1980.
This format is used for storing several types of bitmaps, including animations. MNG allows you to store lossy and lossless images with compression. This format provides you with more options than GIF for saving animated files while keeping the original image size.