GIF File Extension

Graphical Interchange Format File Type

Extension .gif
Developer CompuServe
Popularity 5.0 (112 Votes)
Mime Type image/gif
Default Program Microsoft Windows Photos
Category Common File Types
Format Binary
Updated 10/1/2021

What is a GIF File Extension?

GIF file extension is created by CompuServe, also known as Graphical Interchange Format File. GIF has been classified as Common File Types. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open GIF files in Microsoft Windows Photos program.

Free GIF File Online Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .GIF (Graphical Interchange Format File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to GIF, merge, split and compare the GIF files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

GIF Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Graphical Interchange Format File .GIF File Extensions while opening the .GIF files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open GIF Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Graphical Interchange Format File on your system such as Microsoft Windows Photos.
  2. Associate default Microsoft Microsoft Windows Photos program for *.gif (Graphical Interchange Format File) files.

    Associate GIF Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.GIF (e.g example.gif) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Microsoft Microsoft Windows Photos program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .gif files.

    Associate GIF Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.GIF (e.g example.gif) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Microsoft Microsoft Windows Photos program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Microsoft Windows Photos extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

All Platform Software Programs for GIF File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the GIF files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open GIF File on Windows

Software License Developer
CADSoftTools ABViewer image. CADSoftTools ABViewer 10 for Windows  Open cadsofttools website. Commercial CADSoftTools
ACD Systems ACDSee image. ACD Systems ACDSee 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe After Effects image. Adobe After Effects 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
ACD Systems Canvas image. ACD Systems Canvas X 2019 for Windows  Open acd systems website. Commercial ACD Systems
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Roxio Creator image. Roxio Creator NXT PRO 5 for Windows  Open roxio website. Commercial Roxio
IMSI DesignCAD image. IMSI DesignCAD 2019 for Windows  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
Adobe Dreamweaver image. Adobe Dreamweaver 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Microsoft Excel image. Microsoft Excel 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for Windows  Open wondershare website. Commercial Wondershare
Adobe Fireworks image. Adobe Fireworks CS6 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Flash image. Adobe Flash CC for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe FreeHand image. Adobe FreeHand 11 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Florian Rival GDevelop image. Florian Rival GDevelop 3 for Windows  Open florian rival website. Open Source Florian Rival
GIMP image. GIMP 2.10 for Windows  Open gimp website. Freeware GIMP
Newera Graphics Converter Pro image. Newera Graphics Converter Pro 3 for Windows  Open newera website. Commercial Newera
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
ImageMagick image. ImageMagick 7 for Windows  Open imagemagick website. Open Source ImageMagick
Adobe InDesign image. Adobe InDesign 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Samsung Kies image. Samsung Kies 3 for Windows  Open samsung website. Freeware Samsung
JRiver Media Center image. JRiver Media Center 19 for Windows  Open jriver website. Freeware JRiver
MAGIX Movie Edit Pro image. MAGIX Movie Edit Pro 2020 for Windows  Open magix website. Commercial MAGIX
Nero image. Nero 2019 for Windows  Open nero website. Commercial Nero
Kofax OmniPage image. Kofax OmniPage ULTIMATE 19 for Windows  Open kofax website. Commercial Kofax
Opera image. Opera 20 for Windows  Open opera website. Freeware Opera
Corel Painter image. Corel Painter 2021 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Nuance PaperPort image. Nuance PaperPort 14 for Windows  Open nuance website. Commercial Nuance
Apowersoft Phone Manager image. Apowersoft Phone Manager 2 for Windows  Open apowersoft website. Freeware Apowersoft
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for Windows  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Elements image. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for Windows  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Corel Pinnacle Studio image. Corel Pinnacle Studio 24 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Windows  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
CyberLink PowerProducer image. CyberLink PowerProducer 6 for Windows  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Quark QuarkXPress image. Quark QuarkXPress 2020 for Windows  Open quark website. Commercial Quark
Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe image. Smith Micro StuffIt Deluxe 2010 for Windows  Open smith micro website. Commercial Smith Micro
IMSI TurboCAD image. IMSI TurboCAD PRO PLATINUM 2018 for Windows  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
IMSI TurboPDF image. IMSI TurboPDF 7 for Windows  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for Windows  Open xilisoft website. Commercial Xilisoft
Corel VideoStudio image. Corel VideoStudio 2020 for Windows  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Microsoft Visual Studio image. Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Golden Software Voxler image. Golden Software Voxler 3 for Windows  Open golden software website. Commercial Golden Software
Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer image. Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer WINDOWS 7 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Bundled Microsoft
Microsoft Windows Photos image. Microsoft Windows Photos 2020 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Bundled Microsoft
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for Windows  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen GIF File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe After Effects image. Adobe After Effects 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
vhf interservice Cenon image. vhf interservice Cenon 4 for MacOs  Open vhf interservice website. Freeware vhf interservice
Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite image. Corel CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2020 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Adobe Dreamweaver image. Adobe Dreamweaver 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Microsoft Excel image. Microsoft Excel 365 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Wondershare Filmora image. Wondershare Filmora 9 for MacOs  Open wondershare website. Commercial Wondershare
Apple Final Cut Pro image. Apple Final Cut Pro X for MacOs  Open apple website. Commercial Apple
Adobe Fireworks image. Adobe Fireworks CS6 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Flash image. Adobe Flash CC for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe FreeHand image. Adobe FreeHand 11 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Softpress Freeway Pro image. Softpress Freeway Pro 7 for MacOs  Open softpress website. Commercial Softpress
Florian Rival GDevelop image. Florian Rival GDevelop 3 for MacOs  Open florian rival website. Open Source Florian Rival
GIMP image. GIMP 2.10 for MacOs  Open gimp website. Freeware GIMP
Newera Graphics Converter Pro image. Newera Graphics Converter Pro 3 for MacOs  Open newera website. Commercial Newera
Adobe Illustrator image. Adobe Illustrator 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
ImageMagick image. ImageMagick 7 for MacOs  Open imagemagick website. Open Source ImageMagick
Adobe InDesign image. Adobe InDesign 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Samsung Kies image. Samsung Kies 3 for MacOs  Open samsung website. Freeware Samsung
JRiver Media Center image. JRiver Media Center 19 for MacOs  Open jriver website. Freeware JRiver
Nuance OmniPage Pro X image. Nuance OmniPage Pro X 1 for MacOs  Open nuance website. Commercial Nuance
Opera image. Opera 20 for MacOs  Open opera website. Freeware Opera
Corel Painter image. Corel Painter 2021 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
Corel PaintShop Pro image. Corel PaintShop Pro 2021 for MacOs  Open corel website. Commercial Corel
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for MacOs  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
Adobe Photoshop Elements image. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for MacOs  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for MacOs  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Microsoft PowerPoint image. Microsoft PowerPoint 365 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac image. Microsoft PowerPoint for Mac 2019 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Apple Preview image. Apple Preview 10 for MacOs  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
Quark QuarkXPress image. Quark QuarkXPress 2020 for MacOs  Open quark website. Commercial Quark
Apple Safari image. Apple Safari 12 for MacOs  Open apple website. Bundled Apple
Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac image. Smith Micro Stuffit Deluxe Mac 16 for MacOs  Open smith micro website. Commercial Smith Micro
Roxio Toast image. Roxio Toast 18 for MacOs  Open roxio website. Commercial Roxio
IMSI TurboCAD for Mac image. IMSI TurboCAD for Mac DELUXE V10 for MacOs  Open imsi website. Commercial IMSI
Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate image. Xilisoft Video Converter Ultimate 7 for MacOs  Open xilisoft website. Commercial Xilisoft
Microsoft Word image. Microsoft Word 365 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft
Microsoft Word for Mac image. Microsoft Word for Mac 2019 for MacOs  Open microsoft website. Commercial Microsoft

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen GIF file on Linux

Software License Developer
Adobe Acrobat image. Adobe Acrobat DC 2019 for Linux  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe
vhf interservice Cenon image. vhf interservice Cenon 4 for Linux  Open vhf interservice website. Freeware vhf interservice
Florian Rival GDevelop image. Florian Rival GDevelop 3 for Linux  Open florian rival website. Open Source Florian Rival
GIMP image. GIMP 2.10 for Linux  Open gimp website. Freeware GIMP
ImageMagick image. ImageMagick 7 for Linux  Open imagemagick website. Open Source ImageMagick
Opera image. Opera 20 for Linux  Open opera website. Freeware Opera
Adobe Photoshop image. Adobe Photoshop 2020 for Linux  Open adobe website. Commercial Adobe

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen GIF file on Web

Software License Developer
Imgur image. Imgur 000 for Web  Open imgur website. Free Imgur

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen GIF file on iOS

Software License Developer
Google Drive for iOS image. Google Drive for iOS 4 for iOS  Open google website. Freeware Google
Imgur image. Imgur 000 for iOS  Open imgur website. Free Imgur
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for iOS  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
Apple Safari image. Apple Safari 12 for iOS  Open apple website. Bundled Apple

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen GIF file on Android

Software License Developer
Google Drive for Android image. Google Drive for Android 4 for Android  Open google website. Freeware Google
Imgur image. Imgur 000 for Android  Open imgur website. Free Imgur
Apowersoft Phone Manager image. Apowersoft Phone Manager 2 for Android  Open apowersoft website. Freeware Apowersoft
CyberLink PhotoDirector image. CyberLink PhotoDirector 365 for Android  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink
CyberLink PowerDirector image. CyberLink PowerDirector 365 for Android  Open cyberlink website. Commercial CyberLink

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

GIF file extension icon image.About GIF - Graphical Interchange Format File

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Updated 10/1/2021


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