The GIF file format has been around since 1987 and people have been arguing over how to pronounce it ever since. Is it a soft “g” as in Jif the peanut butter or hard “g” as in golly this is a cool gizmo. Potato – potahtoe: how ever you pronounce it, the Gif has become synonymous with the animated image.
Let’s get this straight. Some GIFs just sit there and look pretty, but in the early 90′s we discovered they could move and suddenly the internet was alive with flying cats, dancing babies and TV characters making the same face over and over again. Here’s a fact I just made up: 90% of all GIFs were created by TV and movie fans.