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Online GIF converter

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You can convert pictures and photos to GIF format with free online converter.

How to convert to gif
Step 1

Upload file

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Step 2

Select «to gif»

Select gif or any other format, which you want to convert (more 200 supported formats)
Step 3

Download your gif file

Wait till your file will be converted and click download gif -file

Online and free gif converter

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CompuServe Graphics Interchange Format
File extension .gif
File category images
Description GIF, Graphics Interchange Format, is one of the most popular bitmap image formats on the World Wide Web, allowing you to share images. It also supports transparent views of various animations. Such files are used to develop web advertising with sequentially changing pictures and the graphics shell of video files. They use scan-line images with the depth parameters up to 256 colors of the RGB palette. The process of compressing files in GIF does not affect the quality in any way, as there is no loss because of the compression technique. Due to this, it is possible to convert to other formats while preserving the original image properties. Many applications open the extension to view and process images and video content installed on PCs and mobile devices regardless of OS.
Technical details The format was developed by Compuserve specialists, especially for its use in the web environment, which provided broad public access to data on such files. The extension uses the LZW algorithm to carry out a parallel process with the removal of segments containing insufficient information. This ensures the preservation of high-quality pictures. Thanks to the Lempel-Ziv-Welch algorithm, the format handles graphic files with repeating sections well, particularly images with a large number of single-color pixels horizontally. Interlaced data storage is also possible. Scan-line data is compressed to the smallest size. Reducing the number of colors required to create an image is provided by removing shades unnecessary to perform this process. The range of available GIF colors is from 2 (black and white) to 256 while reducing the number of colors leads to a decrease in the file size.
Programs
Adobe Photoshop
Apple Preview
Corel Paint Shop Pro
Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery Viewer
Developer CompuServe
MIME type
image/gif

FAQ

❓ How can I convert gif?
Firstly, select a gif file you want to convert or drag and drop it. Secondly, select a format you want to convert your file to. Then click convert and wait until your file is converted
⏳ How long should I wait to convert gif?
Images conversion usually takes a few seconds. You will convert gif very quickly.
🛡️ Is it secure to convert gif on OnlineConvertFree?
Sure! We delete your uploaded and converted files, so nobody has access to your information. All types of conversion on OnlineConvertFree (including gif) is 100% safe.
📱 Can I convert gif without software installation?
Absolutely! OnlineConvertFree doesn’t require installation. You can convert any files (including gif) online on your computer or mobile.