Why Use GIF?

GIF represents a well-known, widely distributed standard for exchanging graphic images. It is specially tailored for storing images geared for color display in VGA and Super VGA resolutions, and beyond. It is the newest high-resolution color format for different computer hardware platforms.

In short, GIF offers developers a powerful and flexible graphics file format compatible for use on a huge installed base of MS-DOS/Windows 3.0 users.