Who Created GIF- Which is original ‘JIF’?

Gif(Graphics Interchange Format) is bitmap image format and is amazing and very effective to show expressions nowadays other than Emoticons.

So the person who delivered the idea of GIF/Jif was Steve Wilhite on June 15, 1987. It has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability.

The original version of GIF was called 87a.

CompuServe introduced GIF on June 15, 1987, to provide a color image format for their file downloading areas, replacing their earlier run-length encoding (RLE) format, which was black and white only.

What Steve Wilhite says about the file should be pronounced ‘jif’ not ‘gif’ with a hard ‘G’.


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Safiya Akhtar is Android Application Developer in India. She is currently working as a public consultant for career and education too, besides blogging and freelancing. She believes that it is never too late or too early to start what you have always dreamed of.

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