GIF 2D Graphics Data Formats
A 2004 article on the GIF controversy seen from a software developer's perspective. Includes original interviews, a historical perspective, and a detailed bibliography.
Top: Computers: Data Formats: Graphics: 2D: GIF
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Graphics Interchange Format - Original specification describing the file layout as originated by CompuServe. Also known as Gif87a.
- The GIF Controversy - A 2004 article on the GIF controversy seen from a graphics software developer\\'s perspective. Includes original interviews, a historical perspective, and graphics a detailed bibliography.
- The gif2png Home Page - Page prepared in 2003 about a program that converts files 2d from GIF to PNG. The conversion preserves all graphic information, 2d including transparency.
- Compression Links: GIF - Detailed information, specifications, and background of the Graphics Interchange Format.
- Graphics Interchange Format - Provides detailed specification of file layout, encoding and gif decoding algorithm, and color space model for gif89a.
- US4558302 Patent - The US patent covering the LZW compression algorithm graphics used in graphics GIF images.
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