How to open a file with .gif extension?

File Type : Image file type
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .gif file

Searching for the right program to open .gif files?

"You'll need a new app to open this file" is probably the most common error faced by millions of Windows users every day. This is either because the program required to open a file is not available on your system or there may be other issues.


What is .gif file extension?

GIF, or Graphic Interchange Format, which is an often used animated raster graphics file and it is also the second most common image format on the World Wide Web after JPEG. GIFs are a familiar formats for web graphics, specifically for the small images, images that contain text such as navigation buttons and images with only a few different colors, such as line drawings, black and white images. GIF uses the LZW compression algorithm and is owned by Unisys. GIF files can also combine transparent pixels, where the color can be set to transparent, which allows them to blend with the color on the background Web page.
You can see a list of software programs here on www.easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open giffiles:

  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
  • Microsoft Windows Photos Viewer
  • Other Picture Viewer or Web browser
  • Microsoft Windows Photos
  • Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X7
  • Corel PaintShop Pro X7
  • ACD Systems Canvas 15
  • ACD Systems ACDSee 17
  • Laughingbird The Logo Creator
  • Nuance PaperPort 14
  • Nuance OmniPage Ultimate
  • Roxio Creator NXT Pro 3
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
  • Apple Preview
  • Other Picture Viewer or Web browser
  • Apple Safari
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • GIF Player
  • GIF Viewer
  • Gif Viewer Pro
  • GifPlayer
  • GIMP
  • Other Picture Viewer or Web browser