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GIF (an acronym for Graphics Interchange Format) is a compressed image data format created by CompuServe to speed the downloading of images. Unisys Corp. claims a patent for the GIF technology.

GIF is

[o]ne of the two most common file formats for graphic images; the other is the jpg. Widely used on the Internet due to its high compression and subsequent small file size. GIF files have a .gif file extension and can be created or edited in most popular graphics applications.[1]

E-Government Edit

See Government Interoperability Framework.

References Edit

  1. U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, Electronic Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for First Responders 54 (2d ed. Apr. 2008) (full-text).

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