Use this free tool to view your GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) files online without needing to download or install any software. Our GIF viewer tool will render your file within the browser with the ability to view full screen if needed.
Here are 2 simple steps to display your GIF file in any web browser.
First, click the "Upload..." button and select the GIF file you wish to view. Once your GIF file has been received it will be displayed in your browser.
We aim to process all GIF file viewing requests as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger or more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate rendition of your GIF file 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 GIF file you submit. The generated preview file within your browser is deleted after 15 minutes,
Yes! Our GIF file viewer will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to use our file viewing tools.
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.