What Is a GIF File and Why Is It Used?

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GIF or graphics interchange format is a digital file format devised in 1987 by the internet service provider, CompuServe, as a means of reducing the sizes of images. It is commonly used because no information is lost during the compression of data.
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A gif file is a silent video clip from a movie, tv show, home video, or animation that someone has made. Usually people make these because they are a small file size.
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1. Click the magnifying glass icon in the top-right corner of your Mac OS X desktop and type "Preview" into the search box. Click "Preview" in the list of results
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There are two primary considerations: The image is for the web or computer display, rather than printing. The image is mostly sharp edges - text, graphs, buttons etc. Printing uses
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