GIF Processing, Conversion and Viewing

View, convert and Process GIF in Yiigo .NET & Java Document Imaging SDK
Yiigo's developers have works experience with GIF images for decades, helping us develop document imaging SDK and software that can view, process, annotate and convert to & from GIF formats. You may start your GIF viewing, processing and conversion with Yiigo.Image for .NET.
What is GIF?
GIF or Graphics Interchange Format, is a bitmap image format developed based on the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) lossless data compression technique to reduce the file size without degrading the visual quality. First introduced by CompuServe in 1987, GIF provided a color image format for their file downloading areas, replacing their earlier run-length encoding (RLE) format, which was black and white only at that time. As time goes, GIF has become popular because it used LZW data compression and since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability. Now, almost all the applications support GIF format.
The other feature of GIF is to store multiple images within one GIF files, which may produce simple animations if read & display those images on the screen one by one.

GIF History

  • In 1987, the first GIF occurred and the original version of the GIF format was called 87a.
  • In 1989, CompuServe provided an enhanced version called 89a - added support for animation delays, transparent background colors, and storage of application-specific metadata, incorporating text labels as text
  • GIF became one of the first two image formats commonly used on Web sites, the other is the black and white XBM.

GIF Usage

GIF format can be used in many files, such as:
  • Sharp-edged line art (such as logos) with a limited number of colors
  • Storing low-color sprite data for games
  • Producing small animations and low-resolution film clips and more
Yiigo Document Imaging SDK for GIF:
Yiigo.Image for .NET: viewing, processing, annotation and conversion solutions for GIF format in .NET Web and Windows applications.
Yiigo.Image for Java: viewing, processing, annotation and conversion solutions for GIF format in Java web applications.

Additional Resources for GIF Viewing and Conversion

  • View, process and annotate GIF files ASP.NET AJAX Web based Image Viewer
  • Convert GIF files to other image formats supported by Yiigo.Image for .NET
  • Convert Word, PDF, Tiff to, from GIF files
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