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GIF file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .gif file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .gif file?
  • What program do I need to open a .gif file?
  • How can the .gif file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .gif files to another format?

We hope you find this page helpful and a valuable resource!

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) found in database

✅ CompuServe Bitmap Image

CompuServe Bitmap Image .gif file icon
GIF file is a CompuServe Bitmap Image. Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is a bitmap image format that is widely used on the World Wide Web, both for still images and for animations.
Category: Graphic files
Application: XnView
Mime-type: image/gif
Magic number: 0x47, 0x49, 0x46, 0x38
Magic string: GIF8
Sample: -
GIF aliases:
GIF related links:
GIF related extensions:
Art Image

AT&T Group 4 Bitmap Image

Windows Bitmap Image

CALS Compressed Bitmap

CorelDraw Drawing

Computer Graphics Metafile

Corel Photo-Paint Image

Windows Custom Cursor

Dr. Halo Bitmap Image

Desktop Color Separation Image

Other types of files may also use the .gif file extension.

🔄 .gif converters

The following softwares are capable of converting .gif files to other formats:

XnView, Gimp, IrfanView, OpenOffice.org

For example, using the softwares above, a .gif file can be converted into one of the following formats:

lbm, pxa, afl, jpe, spc, mic, 001, syj, cpt, cr2, dxf, atk, pax, fxd, pc1

🚫 The .gif file extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

bif, fif, gf, gfi, gi, gib, gic, gid, gig, gir, git, gjf, gkf, glf, gof

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Prassi Primo DVD Image
iGolf Golf Course Data
Corel Painter Raster Image
Genuine Fractals Image FIF
Git Repository Data
NetImmerse Data File
Bioware Game Data
Tascam Gigastudio Instrument
Quicken Online Data
Mungyodance Game Data

🔴 Can't open a .gif file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .gif file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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