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What is an Animated GIF?

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Definition:

An animated GIF is a graphic file type that is composed of many different images on top of each other. These images are compressed and work together, creating movement, and give the appearance of a mini movie. GIF stands for Graphics Interchange Format

See an example of an animated GIF type graphic in this tutorial on Using the PowerPoint 2010 Format Painter

Pronunciation: Most users pronounce GIF with a hard G as in the words give and gift. Sometimes pronounced as jiff.
Examples:
Mary recorded her actions on the screen with another software program. She then saved this recording in a format called animated GIF and used it as a graphic on her web page.

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