A GIF is an image file that is sometimes used in photography, but is much more common as a web graphic. GIFs are limited to 256 colours and can have a transparent background. GIFs are also used for simple animations.
When transfer speeds were slower than today, many images were saved as GIFs to speed download time. Now a GIF is used mostly for animation purposes.
Please leave a comment below:
« Back to Glossary Index