Convert image files with our easy to use and free tool. Our tool lets you upload a XCF (GIMP - eXperimental Computing Facility) file and from this, create a new image saved in the GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) format that you can then download and edit/use within image file editors or use for high definition printing applications.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your XCF to GIF.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your XCF file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the XCF to GIF conversion has completed, you can download your GIF file straight away.
We aim to process all XCF to GIF conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the XCF file you submit to us. The resulting GIF file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our XCF to GIF tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our XCF conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.
|Full Name||GIMP - eXperimental Computing Facility|
The XCF or eXperimental Computing Facility format is a raster image file format native to the GIMP image processing application which is a freely available program used for photo retouching, composition and authoring.
XCF files along with containing raw raster image data contains additional information for defining image layers, channels, paths and other data. The GIMP application is still under development and is available to download for Windows.
|Full Name||Graphics Interchange Format|
GIF files have been around since the mid-to-late 1980's and were introduced by CompuServe as a way to compress color images into small file sizes suitable for downloading which at the time most download speeds were limited. The format allows varying size color palettes up to 256-colors in total to be defined from a palette of 16 million colors.
Later on the ability to add animations to the GIF file format was added. GIF files became a popular image file format for the early internet due to the small size, large color palette and animation capabilities and is still popular today.