How do you pronounce GIF?
The GIF is one of the most popular image formats on the internet, and most people are fairly confident that they know how to pronounce it. However, there are actually two common pronunciations: “giff,” with a hard “G” sound (like “gift”), and “jiff,” with a soft “G” sound (like the peanut butter brand).
In recent years, the war over the correct pronunciation has become quite heated. Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the format, gave his opinion in a 2013 New York Times interview.
“The Oxford English Dictionary accepts both pronunciations,” Wilhite said. “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
Of course, that wasn’t the end of the story. Internet commenters quickly noted that GIF stands for “Graphics Interchange Format,” and since “graphics" has a hard G sound, “GIF" should have the same sound. Hard “G” zealots note that while Wilhite invented the format, he’s not the arbiter of the English language, so his opinion doesn’t matter.
Both sides of this debate are ignoring a fundamental principle of linguistics: Language changes through use, not through prescriptive laws. In other words, even if every English dictionary agreed with Wilhite, people would still use both pronunciations.
And, in fact, not every dictionary does agree. In announcing GIF as the U.S. word of the year for 2012, Oxford Dictionaries acknowledged that “GIF may be pronounced with either a soft g (as in giant) or a hard g (as in graphic). The programmers who developed the format preferred a pronunciation with a soft g (in homage to the commercial tagline of the peanut butter brand Jif, they supposedly quipped ‘choosy developers choose GIF’). However, the pronunciation with a hard g is now very widespread and readily understood.”
Furthermore, John Simpson, the chief editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, weighed in on Wilhite’s prescriptivist comments.
“A [word] coiner effectively loses control of a word once it’s out there; for instance, the coiner of ‘quark’ in the physics sense had intended it to rhyme with ‘cork,’ but general usage has resulted in it rhyming with ‘mark,’” Simpson told the Oxford University Press. “Whichever pronunciation you use for GIF, it helps if it’s the same for both the noun and the verb.”
For the time being, both pronunciations are correct—at least until one of the two pronunciations disappears from common usage.
Most people say "jee eye eff", or "giff", for short. The sound of "giff" is almost like the sound of "give".
If you are asking what gif means I do not know, if you are asking what it is then I do. A file that ends in gif is a gif file which is one of many different types of picture files... So a gif is just simply a picture.
When referring to .gif images, the gif stands for Graphic, or Graphics Interchange Format.
Oops.. I meant this: http://forums.relicnews.com/avatars/avatar10881_1.gif
yes, it stands for Graphic Interchange Format. The files in the gif format have the .gif extension.
Open the gif in an application for creating gif animations and change the delay for each image. or go to slowgif.com to slow down gif online.
You can add gif to a slide as well. The gif can be added via the add image button.
Search for .gif.
With some application to edit/create GIF animations, like Microsoft GIF Animator
right click on your gif images.. then click preview.. after that you can see your gif images. find here more funny gif images http://www.gif-king.com/
Yes, you can open .gif files and save from Photoshop as .gif from File - Save for Web and Devices
Many website where you can share your GIF images like gif-king.com reddit.com tumblr.com pinterest.com plus.google.com
GIF Stands for Graphical Interchange Format
The disadvantages of GIF is that it means Green In France
Ränneslövs GIF was created in 1945.
GIF Nike was created in 1919.
if you got WM6 u don't need a GIF player...WM5 should also play gif files. Most people are looking for a gif player that will automaticly play a gif file on the phone's today screen when the device is locked. I am looking for one.
Any image that moves, or has a repeated action would end with '.GIF' or the movement would not be possible.
you can use GIF for animated images http://myfacefriends.com
You can open gif files in your web browser
There is only one file that the name ends with GIF. The only file that ends with GIF is saving a picture.
depends on the program you are using. in ms Paint or Photoshop you can do Save As. and pick .gif (compuserve gif its sometimes called) from the file type menu. in Fireworks you can export it as a gif. Saving As likely wont save any animation if you're trying to do that, you'd have to export it as a gif animation(at least in fireworks)
gif and JPEG are image file format filename extensions, gif stands for Graphics Interchange Format and JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group. gif is an industry standard and JPEG is an international standard.
I don't think PowerPoint has the capacity for GIF animation. I suggest using Microsoft GIF Animator (Google it), an old program for this.
You go to start->search->type *.gif
GIF stands for: Graphic Interchange Format, which is already an animation.
Change the .gif file to a .mov file
GIF is an image format and a file extension.
.exe is Software .gif is a Moving Image
I've added a link below that will allow you to create a GIF
Erritsø GIF Rugby was created in 1984.
Open the gif and copy it and then paste it into Word.
A GIF file (graphics interchange format) is a simple, low quality image file or animation. Most raster image programs can open and edit GIF images, but GIF animations acn only be edited by programs specifically capable of doing so. GIF files can be viewed by many different programs, usually any program that can display an image file will allow you to see a GIF.
GIF only supports 256 colors and has a relatively weak compression. See the related question to compare GIF to other graphic formats.
Yes you can, animated gif is an option in Photoshop but you can create animated gif image and in other software it is not privilege of Photoshop users.
It's a picture file. Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
I make my gifs at gifyo.com or makeagif.com or another is gif-king.com
no you can not put an gif image
GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format. These pictures can be animated or stills.
gif-king.com tumblr.com plus.google.com pinterest.com
You can't use a GIF as your profile picture.
The letters GIF is not a word. If you add some letters you can make a word.
A .GIF is a file and is saved like any other file.
GIF87a is the original format for GIF images. GIF89a included support for multiple images in the file, as well as support for animation.
An animated GIF is a type of image that displays motion. It does this by taking several different images and switching between them in "frames." A reference animated GIF is linked to below.
Go to File > New. Draw, paint or whatever else to complete image then go to File > Save As and choose for Format: CompuServe GIF (*.GIF). You can also save .gif with greater amount of control from File > Save for Web & Devices.
A gif file has information that cannot be directly editing it just by modifying it as raw text. If you open your .GIF in notepad, you will see what I mean.
GIF image is a Graphics Interchangable Format. The interchangeable part of it's name means you can have a series of images "storyboard" shown as a mini movie in a .GIF image file.
A GIF does the same as a JPEG just uses less space and can be used in different programs
JPG's not too bad but GIF is terribly lossy
Whether or not it's blurry depends on the quality of the gif.