Understanding the GIF file format and its settings


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Understanding the GIF file format and its settings

One of the file formats that's been around for the longest time when it comes to web design is the GIF format. In reality, some people refer to it as a GIF format. But no matter how you pronounce it, it's really the same thing. It's a file format that's actually best used for graphics that have flat color. Things like logos, for example. Now in this page now that I'm looking at right now in this file called page_designs.ai, I have two main areas of graphics that I want to kind of focus on, when we start discussing the different types of file formats that you can use.

We have this logo over here, which uses the flat color. Then we have a photograph over here as well. So let's explore some of these settings that we have when we start using the GIF file format. So I'm going to go to the File menu here. I'm going to choose Save for Web & Devices. I'm going to zoom out just a little bit with my magnifying glass here. So I'm just going to Option+Click on ...

Understanding the GIF file format and its settings
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Understanding the GIF file format and its settings provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Mordy Golding as part of the Illustrator CS5 for Web and Interactive Design

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