GIF File Extension

File Type

Graphical Interchange Format




Raster Image Files





Basic information about the GIF file

GIF is the extension given to files that are used in 4 operating systems such as: , Linux, Mac OS, Windows. The GIF extension was originally developed for the Adobe Creative Suite application. The developer of this program is Adobe Systems Incorporated. The CorelDRAW, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, PaintShop Pro programs are also compatible with GIF files and can be used to open them.

The data in the GIF files are saved in the manner characteristic for Raster Image Files. 522 file types are given the GIF extension, but most often they are not compatible and you must use a different application to handle each of them. The format of this particular Graphical Interchange Format file was developed by N/A. Modification or reading of files with the name Graphical Interchange Format in many cases is done in the Adobe Creative Suite program. GIF detailed description

Tools that you can use to work with GIF files

GIF File Extension

What is a(n) GIF file??

GIF file extension is one of the most popular image format used on the internet to store and share animated clips. It was introduced in 1987 by CompuServe as a means of sharing animations over the network.

A GIF file usually contains an image with accompanying audio data, which if present, is usually in the form of short sound clips intended to create visual effects.

GIF files can be created using different software or graphics tools including Microsoft Paint, Adobe Photoshop, GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Program), MS Paintbrush, MS Publisher and Microsoft Word.

GIF File Tools

What tools you can use?

Here are the most important online tools related to GIF. With their help you will be able to perform many operations on GIF files. For example, these tools will help you convert or edit your GIF file.

GIF File Opener

GIF opener is a very popular tool among our users. You will learn a few ways to open your GIF file. If you already open the GIF file, you will have more options to work with the file.

GIF File Viewer

GIF Viewer is a type of tool that will allow you to preview the content of a GIF file online, without installing any specialized software. Click on the subpage and use the form to select the file. Then our Tool will show you the contents of the file.

GIF File Converter

If you cannot perform all the operations on the GIF file, you can convert it to a different format. The GIF file converted to the new format may have more options for editing or processing the data contained in it.

GIF File Editor

GIF editor allows you to edit the data contained in the file. Sometimes you need to be able to fully edit the contents of the GIF file, in which case you may need to install dedicated software. On the editor page you will find all the information you need to edit the GIF file.



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