- IPA(key): /dʒɪf/
- IPA(key): /ɡɪf/
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- Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the GIF format in 1987, says that it was originally pronounced with /dʒ/ and that such pronunciation is "correct", but the pronunciation with /ɡ/ is also widespread.
- Rhymes: -ɪf
GIF (plural GIFs)
- (computing) A bitmap image format for pictures with support for multiple images per file or animations, and up to 256 distinct colors per frame, including a fully transparent color.
- An image encoded in GIF file format; the resulting file.
- (Internet slang, loosely) Any short video without audio, usually one which loops.
- (Internet, by extenstion) Any short video, in a format directly supported by HTML5 (ie. GIF, MP4, WebM)
In the post-HTML5 introduction era, .GIF extensions have frequently been used attached to non-GIF formatted videos, using HTML5 compatible video file formats and encoding formats, frequently, MP4 and WebM. In the pre-HTML5 introduction period, the ANG and MNG were to be replacements for the GIF format under PNG formatting.
- To create a GIF file of (an image or video sequence, especially relating to an event).
- he GIFed the highlights of the debate
- ^ "Gif's inventor says ignore dictionaries and say 'Jif'", BBC News, May 22 2013.
- Hyphenation: GIF