GIF is an acronym that stands for "Graphics Interchange Format." It is a very popular image file format that is commonly used on the web. Unlike other image formats, such as JPG and PNG, GIF files can be static or animated.
GIF files have several unique features that distinguish them from other image file formats.
One of the most notable features of the GIF format is its ability to support animations. A GIF file can contain multiple images, which are displayed in sequence to create an animation.
The GIF format uses a limited color palette, with a maximum of 256 colors. Although this is less than the millions of colors that can support formats such as JPG and PNG, it may be enough for images with simple colors and graphics.
There are several advantages associated with using the GIF format:
Despite its advantages, there are some considerations and challenges associated with using the GIF format: