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Device-Independent Bitmap (DIB) is a type of bitmap (BMP) that displays properly on any device. DIB accomplishes this through the use of a color table that translates pixels to RGB colors. There are two types of DIB, bottom-up and top-down. The main difference between the two is that bottom-up DIB cannot be compressed, while top-down can. For additional information, Microsoft published an excellent article that describes the more technical aspects of DIB.
As a device-independent file type, DIB opens in most image viewers across platforms. For example, on Microsoft Windows, it opens in Paint. On macOS, it opens in Apple Preview, Apple Photos, and ColorStrokes. DIB opens readily in all Adobe image-viewing and editing applications. Furthermore, on Linux/Unix, as well as all platforms, you can use XnView MP and the free program GIMP to open DIB files.
DIB files convert easily to many other common file formats, such as PNG, PDF, JPG, and TIF. To accomplish this, there are lots of free image converter programs to choose from, such as XNConvert. FreeConvert's free tool can also be used to convert DIB files: DIB to JPG, DIB to PNG, DIB to TIF. One cool fact about DIB is that you can open it with a free text editor, which might reveal text that offers useful information about the image.
Developed by: Microsoft Corporation
Initial Release: 20 November 1985
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is a type of bitmap file format that relies on pixels to form simple images using the RGB color model. Unlike the uncompressed BMP file format, GIF uses lossless compression and supports animation without audio. The most common use of GIF is in animated form as advertisements, emotion-based replies on social media, and memes, which often go viral on the Internet.
Almost all web browsers support GIF, which gives it a distinct advantage over other image formats, such as PNG. Furthermore, GIF opens on Apple’s mobile devices, including iPhone and iPad, which makes it more popular than Adobe Flash.
GIFs open easily on almost all image-viewer applications, web browsers, and operating systems. To open a GIF for the purposes of editing it, use an application such as Adobe Photoshop. On Windows, open GIFs with Microsoft Photos, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Roxio Creator NXT Pro, and others. On macOS, use Adobe image viewers and editors, including Adobe Illustrator.
Developed by: CompuServe, Inc.
Initial Release: 15 June 1987
Useful links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIF
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