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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

GIF \GIF\, n. [Acronym from Graphics Interchange Format.] (Computers) 1. The Graphics Interchange Format, one of the most popular standardized formats for storing graphic data in binary computer files. The standard has been revised several times, and includes provisions for interlacing and animating images. Its disadvantage is that it can store only 256 colors. Compare JPEG. [PJC] 2. (Computers) An image stored in GIF[1] format, or the file in which the image is stored; as, he sent three GIF's with lovely pictures of his children. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gif \Gif\, conj. [AS. See If.] If. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Note: Gif is the old form of if, and frequently occurs in the earlier English writers. See If. [1913 Webster]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

Graphics Interchange Format GIF GIF89 /gif/, occasionally /jif/ (GIF, GIF 89A) A standard for digitised images compressed with the LZW algorithm, defined in 1987 by CompuServe (CIS). Graphics Interchange Format and GIF are service marks of CompuServe Incorporated. This only affects use of GIF within Compuserve, and pass-through licensing for software to access them, it doesn't affect anyone else's use of GIF. It followed from a 1994 legal action by Unisys against CIS for violating Unisys's LZW software patent. The CompuServe Vice President has stated that "CompuServe is committed to keeping the GIF 89A specification as an open, fully-supported, non-proprietary specification for the entire on-line community including the web". Filename extension: .gif. File format ( GIF89a specification ( See also progressive coding, animated GIF. (2000-09-12)