Friday 20 March 2015

The pronunciation of the acronym GIF depends on what website you go onto. For example, if you go into the world of Tumblr, its pronounced 'jif' whereas if you where to go into the land of Facebook, many people pronounce it as 'gif' as in 'gift' without the 't'.

The creators of the format pronounced GIF as "Jif" with a soft "G” as in "gin". Steve Wilhite* says that the intended pronunciation is meant to echo the American peanut butter brand, Jif, and CompuServe employees would often say "Choosy developers choose GIF", spoofing this brand's television commercials
*Steve Wilhite of CompuServe was the engineering lead on the team that adapted the GIF file format


Here’s some background information on GIF’s otherwise known as The Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym) is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since taken over the internet.
GIFs where first seen on a website called AOL which is long forgotten about but not lost. AOL is still alive to this day but is not as popular as it once was.

Although there is a limited amount of colors you can put into a single image, the GIFs turn out pretty rad when put in motion.


Friday 13 March 2015


Hi, I'm Daisy. I'm setting up this blog for a school project. This blog is going to be on the geographty of GIFs, if you haver no idea what that means then you're at the right place (probably) (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Hope you enjoy!