A GIF file is a format used for storing graphical images in a compressed form. GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format and is known for its support of animations and a limited color palette. These files are widely used on the web for small animations, icons, and images with transparency.
GIF files use a lossless compression method, making them suitable for simple graphics, icons, and short animations. They support transparency, which allows you to create images with areas that are partially or completely transparent.
Programs that open .gif files:
WindowsInternet browsers (e.g., Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer)
MacInternet browsers (e.g., Safari, Chrome, Firefox)