Graphics Interchange Format

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a type of picture file used on the internet. It has certain special characteristics which make it more useful than JPEG or other picture file formats in certain situations. Clear GIFs are commonly used as web beacons because they are invisible and very small so they don’t affect the download speed of a webpage or email. However any sort of file could be used as a web beacon.

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  1. Laney says:

    Can you elaborate a bit on the second topic you mentioned?

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