Storage format for images that can be used as graphic textures in 3D applications or computer games. It is also used in the CorelDRAW software as a Pantone Spot reference palette element for the purpose of applying colors to editable elements.
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.