I remember the first time I viewed a GIF online and couldn't really tell what it was. Through Wikipedia told me this file extension was for images, it has an obvious resemblance to a video.
GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format and was introduced in 1987 by CompuServe. The first popular GIF was the dancing baby. Ever since then GIFs have become hugely popular among the online community owing to its ability to show multiple images continuously that appear in a form of a video. The individual images or frames that comprise the GIF are usually low resolution pictures that limit the size of a GIF file for easy access over the internet.
As GIFs are continuous images looped together, the viewers feel like they're watching a non-stop video. Today you'll find all kinds of GIFs in the form of internet memes, short videos converted to GIFs, and animations.
Now you can create your own GIFs and share with your network with an online tool Makeagif.com. The following steps show exactly how you can make your own GIF using this simple tool: