GIF is a format for the exchange of images. It is a popular format graphics. Capable of storing compressed data without loss of quality in the format of not more than 256 colors. GIF format was developed in 1987 (GIF87a) by company CompuServe for transferring raster images over networks. In 1989, the format has been modified (GIF89a), have been added support transparency and animation.
This is a vector image created in the Adobe Illustrator program. It consists of lines that connect points; it’s used in SMI and during the creation of logotypes. They can be increased without lose of quality since they don’t contain raster image data. AI consists of a header, identifier strings and graphics objects. It functions to present graphical images in EPS format.