Category:GIF images

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Images in the [[Wikipedia:Graphics Interchange Format|Graphics Interchange Format]] (GIF). To place an image in this category, add the line {{l|Category:GIF images}} to its [[Project:Namespaces|Image:]] page.
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This format is appropriate for images containing regions of uniform color, such as "cartoon-like" drawings and illustrations, icons, logos, etc. — especially if the image has a reduced [[wikipedia:Palette (computing)|color palette]]. Note, however, that the [[Wikipedia:Portable Network Graphics|Portable Network Graphics]] (PNG) format [[Wikipedia:Portable Network Graphics#Comparison with other file formats|is generally preferable]] for such images. To tag a GIF image as one that would be better uploaded as a PNG, add the template reference {{t|to PNG}} to the image page, which places the image in [[:Category:Images for conversion to PNG format]].
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Note that the GIF format is generally not appropriate for images containing regions of continuously varying color, such as photographs of natural objects (people, landscapes, etc.). Such an image is better suited for the [[Wikipedia:JPEG|JPEG]] format, and so should usually be tagged with {{t|to JPEG}}, which places the image in [[:Category:Images for conversion to JPEG format]].
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Images in the Graphics Interchange Format (GIF). To place an image in this category, add the line [[Category:GIF images]] to its Image: page.

This format is appropriate for images containing regions of uniform color, such as "cartoon-like" drawings and illustrations, icons, logos, etc. — especially if the image has a reduced color palette. Note, however, that the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) format is generally preferable for such images. To tag a GIF image as one that would be better uploaded as a PNG, add the template reference {{to PNG}} to the image page, which places the image in Category:Images for conversion to PNG format.

Note that the GIF format is generally not appropriate for images containing regions of continuously varying color, such as photographs of natural objects (people, landscapes, etc.). Such an image is better suited for the JPEG format, and so should usually be tagged with {{to JPEG}}, which places the image in Category:Images for conversion to JPEG format.

Media in category "GIF images"

The following 9 files are in this category, out of 9 total.

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