.GIF File extension

Graphical Interchange Format File

.GIF File Extension - How to open .GIF File? icon
DeveloperCompuServe
Rating
4.2(376 Votes)
CategoryRaster Image Files
FormatBinary

What is a .GIF file?

A GIF file is an image file often used for web graphics. It may contain up to 256 indexed colors with a color palette that may be a predefined set of colors or may be adapted to the colors in the image. GIF files are saved in a lossless format, meaning the clarity of the image is not compromised with GIF compression.

More .GIF File Extension Information

GIFs are a common format for web graphics, especially small images and images that contain text, such as navigation buttons. However, JPEG (.JPG) images are better for showing photos because they are not limited in the number of colors they can display. GIF images can also be animated and saved as "animated GIFs," which are often used to display basic animations on websites. They may also include transparent pixels, which allow them to blend with different color backgrounds. However, pixels in a GIF image must be either fully transparent or fully opaque, so the transparency cannot be faded like a .PNG image. View the GIF definition.

How to open .GIF files?

.GIF can be using by 6 Flatform (Mac, Windows, Linux, Web, iOS, Android).
And can be open by bellow programs list:
Mac
Apple Preview
Apple Safari
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
Laughingbird The Logo Creator
Roxio Toast 16
Other picture viewer or Web browser
Windows
File Viewer Plus
Microsoft Windows Photos
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
Microsoft Paint
Adobe Photoshop CC 2019
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019
Adobe Illustrator CC 2019
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2017
Corel PaintShop Pro 2018
ACD Systems Canvas X 2017
ACD Systems ACDSee 2018
Laughingbird The Logo Creator
Nuance PaperPort 14
Nuance OmniPage Ultimate
Roxio Creator NXT Pro 6
Other picture viewer or Web browser
Linux
GIMP
Other picture viewer or Web browser
Web
Google Drive
iOS
Google Drive
Android
Google Drive
Updated at: 2018-11-13

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