Graphics Interchange Format

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2016-03-13 12:58:26
GIF is a bitmap image format that allows a lossless compression by reducing the image to 256 distinct colors. It has been replaced by PNG after fear over patent issues. It is still widely used for animation as it's the only format that supports animation and that is widely supported by browsers.
Common image file formats
GIF
ProsSimple animations/short video clips
Widely supported format
Transparency support
Lossless compression
Smaller file sizes
ConsLimited to 256 colors
Web colors only
No transparency
Features
LosslessYes
Animation supportYes
Transparency supportYes
LicensedNo expired
Layers supportNo
Developed byCompuServce
Commonly used forAnimation
Simple web graphics
Browser support (without plugin)
Internet ExplorerYes
FirefoxYes
OperaYes
SafariYes
Google ChromeYes
Additional
File extensions.gif
Wikipediahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Interchange_Format

Graphics Interchange Format

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