GIFfile extension

Graphical Interchange Format File

Have trouble opening the .gif extension? Don't panic! This page explains gif files and suggests programs you may use to open gif files. You can download these programs through this page!


What is GIF file?

A GIF file is an image, often accompanied with animation. It is formed through specialized graphic editors, can carry several bitmap images in a certain sequence. The GIF format is widespread in the creation of banners, as well as the graphical shell of video content.

More information

GIFs are the most popular file type in the Internet because they allow to create animated images. GIF files use raster images up to 8 bits per pixel. Such extension allows to use 256 colors of the RGB palette. It should be noted that not all GIF images are animated. A large number of logos and images with clear, well-defined lines, as well as transparent backgrounds are saved in the GIF format. Files are compressed into the GIF format without losses, i.e. the size is reduced without decline in the quality. This allows you to convert files into other formats without any significant loss of quality.

How to open GIF file?

Here are some universal methods of opening a file. Please, use this list of solutions.

Method 1: Correctly fix file association error

By following these steps, the user will be able to fix the gif extension association problem in an instant automatically:

Download Solution

Step 1: Click the "Download Solution" button to download the automatic tool from Appsitory.

Step 2: Now click "Start Scan" to find out all potential problems.

Step 3: Review the resulting scan and click the "Fix Items" option.

Method 2: Download apps that open the gif file

Here is a list of the presented programs that you should use to open/convert the gif file. You can choose the right program for your OS and click on it to start the download. You can also visit the developer's website.

Apps that open GIF files

Method 3: Use Universal File Viewer

The recommended use of Universal File Viewer, a tool for opening over 250 file extensions, complements the list of programs above. This utility is capable of opening your gif file. Download Universal File Viewer to your OS quickly and securely.