File Type : Image file type
Compatible with (WinXP,Vista,Win7,Win8 and Win10)
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.gif file extension is a known file type. This section tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
GIF, or Graphic Interchange Format, is a file extension for an often animated raster graphics file. GIFs are a common format for web graphics, especially small images, images containing text such as navigation buttons and images with only a few different colors, such as line drawings, black and white images. GIF is a lossless format, which means, the clarity of the image is kept intact with GIF compression. GIF images can also be put together for animated images using a GIF editor which are normally used to display the basic animations on websites. GIF images are preferred over JPG for images and small text but JPEG (.JPG) images are better for displaying photos because they are not limited in the number of colors they can display unlike GIF images which are limited to 256 colors. GIF files can also include transparent pixels, where the color can be set to transparent, which allow them to blend with the color on the background Web page.
You can see a list of software programs below that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.
Software that can be used to open .gif files: