Graphics Interchange Format, in other words - animation, that may be created from picture slideshow or video-cut.
- GIFs are suitable for sharp-edged line art (such as logos) with a limited number of colors. This takes advantage of the format's lossless compression, which favors flat areas of uniform color with well defined edges.
- GIFs may be used to store low-color sprite data for games.
- GIFs can be used for small animations and low-resolution video clips.
How GIF can be used in social network chat?
As we mentioned before, GIF may contain animation or cut of any video. So, what if you will send scene of laughing character to your friend? Sure that in this case he will fully understand you ;) Fortunately, we can express emotions in this way right in the Instagram. One of the most famous GIF Platform, Giphy, is now partnered with Instagram, which means that Instagram successfully catched the trend with GIFs, and one of the latest update contain the improvement for Direct messaging, which allows you to send GIFs via DM without leaving the app.