Graphics Interchange Format

GIF is the acronym for Graphics Interchange Format.

What is Graphics Interchange Format?

A widely used bitmap image format developed by CompuServe in 1987. It’s a format that supports both animated and static images. GIFs use a lossless compression technique, meaning they can store and display images without a significant loss of image quality.

One of the unique features of GIFs is their ability to support animations by combining multiple frames into a single file. This has made GIFs a popular format for creating short, looping animations that can be easily shared online. They became especially popular in the early days of the internet due to their relatively small file size and ability to convey simple animations and reactions.

GIFs have extensive use in online communication, marketing, and social media due to their ability to capture attention and convey compact and visually engaging emotions or messages.

  • Abbreviation: GIF
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