GIF Knowledgebase

Learn what's GIF, file extension, MIME and more

  • What is a GIF (CompuServe Graphics Interchange Format) file?

    The Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym GIF) is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability..

  • What are the GIF Technical details?

    GIF supports up to 8 bits per pixel for each image, allowing a single image to reference its own palette of up to 256 different colors chosen from the 24-bit RGB color space. GIF images are compressed using the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) lossless data compression technique to reduce the file size without degrading the visual quality..

  • What's the File extension(s) of GIF?

    GIF file extension includes ( .gif ).

  • What's MIME of GIF?

    The MIME of GIF is image/gif.

  • What's the developer of GIF?

    GIF developed by CompuServe.

  • What's the type of format?

    GIF is a Raster image .

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