- Graphic Interchange Format. An efficient method of compressing image
files without loss of data or distorting the image. (GIF compression is
therefore lossless.) The algorithm only works for files with 256 or less
colours and is best at compressing images with large areas of
homogeneous colour. It is not so efficient for images with many colours
and complex structures.
For more information see:
- www.daubnet.com/formats/GIF.html - Definition of the file GIF format.
- http://everything.explained.at/Graphics_Interchange_Format/ - GIF file format explained.