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What does Gif stand for

You must have heard or seen the acronym GIF before and probably don’t know what it means.

In this post i will tell you what GIF stands for and tell you other meanings to the acronym GIF.

What does GIF stand for

Example of GIF

GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format, a bitmap image format widely used on the Internet for its flexible web support and portability.

Put more simply, a GIF is an image file format, like a .jpg, .png or .tiff. It was invented by Steve Wilhiteof CompuServe, the first major commercial online service in the U.S., in 1987.

Not all GIFs are animated, but the popular usage of GIF connotes the animated kind.

GIF is a uniquely digital mode of conveying ideas and emotion. Like the Twitter hashtag, which has transitioned from a functional way of sorting content to its own part of speech, the animated GIF has gone from a simple file type to its own mode of expression.

GIFs have grown up, and they are everywhere right now.

 

Other meanings of GIF

Aside from Graphics Interchange Format that GIF means, GIF also has other meanings. Here are they below.

AcronymDefinition
GIFGraphic Interchange Format (file extension)
GIFGuy In Front
GIFGrowth and Innovation Framework
GIFGestor de Infraestructuras Ferroviarias (España)
GIFGeneration IV International Forum (nuclear reactors)
GIFGlobal Income Fund (stock symbol)
GIFGlobal Infrastructure Fund
GIFGovernance Interoperability Framework
GIFGamma Irradiation Facility
GIFGuaranteed Investment Fund
GIFGoogle It First
GIFGenocide Intervention Fund
GIFGrey Iron Foundry (Saginaw, Michigan)
GIFGatan Image Filter (device attached to a Transmission Electron Microscope)
GIFGuidance Integrated Fuze
GIFGen IV International Forum
GIFGuidestar Information Form
GIFGlobal Integration Framework (platform unifying integration industry components)
GIFGuinee Airlines, Guinea (ICAO code)
GIFGlobal Interest Forum (Polycom user group)
GIFGrace International Fellowship
GIFGeezers in Freezers (Simpsons)
GIFGrønland Idræts-Forbund (Greenland)
GIFGibostad Idrettsforening (Norwegian: Gibostad Sports Association)

 

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