Sure this post probably doesn’t hold much relevance for businesses, but still – we all love a .gif and that is why they have become widely popular. They have become a staple of Twitter, Tumblr and more. They often capture a moment perfectly, but finding the exact right .gif isn’t easy. Actually, let’s just clear up what a .gif even is!
Ummm, Wikipedia – what is a .gif?
‘The Graphics Interchange Format (GIF; /ˈdʒɪf/ or /ˈɡɪf/) is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability. The format supports up to 8 bits per pixel thus allowing a single image to reference a palette of up to 256 distinct colors. The colors are chosen from the 24-bit RGB color space. It also supports animations and allows a separate palette of 256 colors for each frame. The color limitation makes the GIF format unsuitable for reproducing color photographs and other images with continuous color, but it is well-suited for simpler images such as graphics or logos with solid areas of color.’
With us? No, me neither. In a nutshell, it is basically a little graphic that is animated and usually only lasts a couple of seconds!
Anyway, back to the point! A search engine has been produced that makes .gifs searchable – fantastic! We warn you though, it is extremely addictive – and you will inevitably find yourself falling into a spiral of .gif madness.
Here it is: Giphy
Let us know what you think!