Is a format for flash animation, graphics, audio and video. Its main purpose - to work on the Internet. Images in SWF format scaled to any size without loss of quality and video is small in size and loads quickly.
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.