GIF Format. Furht, B., editor In Encyclopedia of Multimedia, pages 272–273. Springer US, 2008. 00000
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SynonymsColor palette-based lossless image compression formatDefinitionPopular image format that encodes in a lossless way color-mapped images with no more than 256 distinct colors.The Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is an image format introduced by CompuServe in 1987 [1]. The format uses a palette of up to 256 distinct colors from the 24-bit red-green-blue (RGB) color space. It also supports animations obtained by displaying each single shot for a short time, which allows using a separate palette for each frame. The limited number of colors makes the GIF format well-suited for simple images such as graphics or logos although it shows some drawbacks (the limited number of colors introduces visible color artifacts) when used to reproduce color photographs.GIF images are compressed using the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) lossless data compression technique to reduce the file size without degrading the visual quality [2]. This technique belongs to a group of dictionary compre ...
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	title = {{GIF} {Format}},
	copyright = {©2008 Springer-Verlag},
	isbn = {978-0-387-74724-8 978-0-387-78414-4},
	url = {http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-0-387-78414-4_25},
	abstract = {SynonymsColor palette-based lossless image compression formatDefinitionPopular image format that encodes in a lossless way color-mapped images with no more than 256 distinct colors.The Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is an image format introduced by CompuServe in 1987 [1]. The format uses a palette of up to 256 distinct colors from the 24-bit red-green-blue (RGB) color space. It also supports animations obtained by displaying each single shot for a short time, which allows using a separate palette for each frame. The limited number of colors makes the GIF format well-suited for simple images such as graphics or logos although it shows some drawbacks (the limited number of colors introduces visible color artifacts) when used to reproduce color photographs.GIF images are compressed using the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) lossless data compression technique to reduce the file size without degrading the visual quality [2]. This technique belongs to a group of dictionary compre ...},
	language = {en},
	urldate = {2016-05-03},
	booktitle = {Encyclopedia of {Multimedia}},
	publisher = {Springer US},
	editor = {Furht, Borko},
	year = {2008},
	note = {00000},
	pages = {272--273}
}
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