File extension .GIF
.GIFThe file extension is usually three or more characters appearing in the file name after the dot. The extension informs us about the type of the file content, and the operating system about the software which should be used to open it. To open files with the GIF extension you can use the whole range of available software. The list of the most important programs to open files with the GIF extension is shown below.
Programs for WINDOWS system
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Illustrator
- PaintShop Pro
- Web browser
- Microsoft Expression Design
- Adobe Fireworks
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- FastStone Image Viewer
- Ability Photopaint
- Zoner GIF Animator
- FastPictureViewer Professional
- ACDSee Photo Manager
- Axialis IconWorkshop
- ThunderSoft GIF to AVI Converter
- Adobe Creative Suite
After installing the required software, the operating system will usually automatically associate an unknown file type (in this case .GIF) with the new application. If this does not happen, we can help the system a bit by selecting the software for it, which it should always use to open files with the .GIF extension.
When choosing the software we can select the system to use this software every time.
Using it for the first time it is good to check whether the .GIF file opened in the application can be read by us and opens in a way that allows us to use it. If everything is in order, select this option the next time you open a file with the .GIF extension. However, if the file has not opened correctly, we have to look for a different software, with which we can open files with the .GIF extension. Select a different software from our list and install it on your computer. After the software is installed, repeat inspection openings of a .GIF file. Sometimes you have to repeat the operation several times.
If none of the programs listed by us to work with the .GIF file has not meet your expectations, you can try searching other websites. But remember to avoid downloading programs "that can open any file". These applications not only have very limited functionality, but may also expose you to expense tens of dollars when purchasing a license.
In the vast majority of cases you will find the program dedicated to support the .GIF file, or any other file format. In addition, there is a chance that it will be a free program, and its functionality (concerning the .GIF file) will be extended to the maximum.
It is also good to check
- if the .GIF file has no errors
- or if it has been copied (or downloaded by the browser) thoroughly
Mr B. Adam
Author of the guidelines / Founder of FileExtension.info
New technologies enthusiast, helping to solve problems with the files.
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