Open gif file

gif file icon Did your computer fail to open gif file? We explain what gif files are and recommend software that we know can open your gif files.

What is gif file?

Files with gif extension are one of the most common bitmap image file formats available on the Internet. Maximum number of colors is 256. This format supports also simple animations and is widely used for banners or fun animations.

gif file description

File extension gif is commonly used for Graphics interchange file format.

GIF is standard bit-mapped graphics file format very widespread on Internet, which was originally developed by CompuServe in the late 1980s. The format supports 256 (216-on IBM-based monitors) levels of color.

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Software that will 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 file name, so for example filename.mp3 has file extension „mp3“. 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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