EN: Compuserve gif
More commonly known simply as a GIF [Graphics Interchange Format], it is a small image file format that is constrained to a maximum of 256 colors, generally making it a poor choice for your digital images. When it was created, most computer video cards were able to display no more than 256 colors. It is used mainly on the internet for graphic images that don t require subtle or gradual change in tones. It was created for viewing online images from the CompuServe network.