Graphical Interchange Format
GIF, or Graphics Interchange Format, is widely used for its ability to support animations. Each GIF file can contain multiple images, displayed in a loop, making it ideal for simple animations on the web. GIFs also support transparent backgrounds, adding to their versatility. Although limited to a 256-color palette, resulting in lower image quality, GIFs remain popular for their compact size, compatibility, and ability to be easily shared across the internet.