The Animated GIF Turns 25

The Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability. – Wikipedia

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For a lot of people, GIFs represents the ultimate in clipart cheesiness…but for others, it’s a celebrated art form.

Anyway you look at it, in internet time, 25 years is a lifetime. Happy Birthday, GIF!


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