File extension gif

File extension gif is one of the file extensions that define type of the file and its contents.

Gif stands for Graphical Interchange Format and it is used to store raster images. It can store up to 256 colors, which can either be pre-defined or adapted to the image. It is a lossless format, which means image quality does not suffer. GIF can also save short animations and supports transparent pixels (without support for gradual fades like PNG).

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Files on computers are grouped together into folders. Folders can contain files or other folders within them. Folders help keeps your computer files organized. Learn more about files and folders.

Files can contain different kinds of information – text documents, spreadsheets with numbers, pictures, videos, music, maps, etc… In order to tell which file contains which data, file extensions are used. File extension is a part of a file name that comes after the last dot. Examples of file extensions are JPEG, DOC, MP3, MP4, etc. A rough analogy would be person’s last name. Just like it, file extension identifies which “family” of files, specific file belongs to. Learn more about file extensions.

From computer’s point of view all files contain just long strings of numbers. It is computer applications (aka software) is what translates these numbers into useful, text images, and sounds. In order to open the file correctly, computer must use correct application that is appropriate for a file type (Word processor for text documents, photo application for image files, etc). Each file extension is assigned main default application that opens it and a number or additional applications that user can choose from. Information about these assignments is stored in Windows Registry. Failure to open files often results from Windows registry being corrupted. Learn more about Windows Registry.






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