Apr 01 2011

What is a GIF file?

Category: Computers & Internet,Graphic Design


A GIF file or Graphical Interchange Format file is a type of image file (.gif) that uses indexed colors and is used primarily for smaller, graphic images on the web. It offers several important features including transparency, compression, interlacing, and the ability to store multiple images within a single file that can create animation. GIF images can only display 256 colors and will typically have a resolution from 72 to 90 dpi, which is good for displaying on monitors but not for printing.

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