Glossary of Terms
Like any industry, ours uses a variety of terms. If you want to find out what they mean, you are in the right place! Simply click on a letter to see its list of terms. If the term you are looking for isn't listed in our glossary feel free to contact us so that we may help you as well as add it to our list.
“Graphics Interchange Format”
Graphics Interchange Format
A .gif is a bitmap image format for pictures and animations that use 256 (or fewer) distinct colors. .gifs are compressed files, and employed specifically to reduce the amount of time it takes to transfer them over a network connection. The format was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web.
File Extensions: gif
See Also: (JPEG) Joint Photographic Experts Group, (PNG) Portable Network Graphics, (TIFF) Tagged Image File Format