A GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a file format for both animated and static images. Gif files are well-suited for the web due to the level of ‘compression’ (how small they are and how fast they load). Gif files can be ‘static’ images or animated.
The Gif file below was created by Brittney Merriweather (MY-SRL cohort) using http://makeagif.com/ You can use your own images or video to create an animated gif and embed the gif on your blog (as we’ve done here) or use it in your presentations. Brittney used a flikr image to create this gif ( _DJ_/Flickr).
Have Photoshop and want to try creating your own gif? View this tutorial: Using Photoshop to create a gif.