Graphics Interchange Format

n.

Pronunciation

/ˈgræfɪks ˌɪntərˈʧeɪnʤ ˈfɔrˌmæt/

Acronym

GIF

Definition

A still or animated image format for the internet.

A graphics interchange format, commonly called by its acronym GIF, is a popular image used for logos on the web. GIFs are not usually used for intricate photographs because they are limited to a palette of 256 colors, however they can be used for buttons with solid areas of color for a web page.

Category

Technology

Related Terms

Image File Type, Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG), Portable Network Graphics (PNG)

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