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Chapter 28. Common Web Graphic Formats > Graphic Interchange Format (GIF)

Graphic Interchange Format (GIF)

GIF is a file format that uses a type of compression known as lossless. Compression, as a general rule, is based on complicated, mathematical algorithms that are best saved for those developers interested in working with compression.

For all individuals developing Web pages, you are best served by learning quickly that GIF compression works by figuring out how much of the image uses the same color information. At that point, the compression algorithm saves those sections by using a numeric pattern.


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