Open GIF file

Standard Graphic Interchange Format

How to open gif files?

gif file icon Have you had trouble opening the gif file on your computer? What are gif files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.

What is gif file?

GIF extension files are among the most prevalent bitmap image file formats found online. Also found in simple animation variant.

Standard Graphic Interchange Format description

GIF files represents one of the most common raster/bitmap graphics formats. You can open and use these files in pretty much any graphics editor.

Variant of the format is used for animated GIFs, series of picture that create a video like effect.

Suggested software to open gif file

XnView MP

A popular utility for viewing and converting graphic files


A very fast and compact freeware graphics viewer for Windows

Adobe Photoshop

One of the best bitmap graphic editing program

What file extension actually is?

Simply put, file extensions are the characters after the dot in the computer file name, so for example document-name.pdf has file extension „pdf“. This helps Windows to identify which program should be used to open the file.

We can help you to open your file

Our database contains a huge list of different file extensions, usually with detailed description and programs that can be used to open or otherwise work with that particular file type.

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