This file format is used as a canvas (background) in a variety of image editing software in order to set the main color of the image. It is used to fill the canvas with one solid color. It belongs to the group of 'pseudo-image' file formats. It can be used for the fill color, which is chosen from the selected area in a particular image.
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.