Graphics Interchange Format

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[edit] Also known as

GIF

[edit] File extension(s)

.gif

[edit] Format registry information

PRONOM

[edit] Significant characteristics

See Significant characteristics of raster images

[edit] Preservation action plan

See Raster images

[edit] Preservation issues

GIF is a proprietary format with a freely available specification. A GIF file usually contains LZW compression.

[edit] Conversion test results

GIF to TIF using ImageMagick

[edit] More information

Library of Congress Sustainability of Digital Formats: Graphics Interchange Format, Version 89a


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