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GIF file

This page contains information on the GIF file extension (Compuserve graphics interchange file)

File extension.GIF
CategoryImage File
DescriptionDesigned by CompuServe even before JPG GIF file format displays indexed-color graphics. It is a simple illustration with maximum 256 colors. That is why it is great for the web, logos and icons also are saved in GIF format. There is one more reason for that: GIF preserves transparence. You can put an icon or a logo above another image, and the borders of the first one won’t be seen. Above all GIF supports animation, which is a widely spread technique among the designers.
Associated programsAdobe Photoshop
Apple Preview
Corel Paint Shop Pro
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery Viewer
Developed byCompuServe
MIME typeimage/gif
Useful linksMore detailed information on GIF files

Convert GIF files

Using CoolUtils Online GIF Converter it is possible to convert GIF files to a variety of other formats:

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