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The Story Behind Animated GIFs
By Anthea Quay, 09 Mar 2012
PBS Arts Off Book has created a 7-minute documentary that looks at the story of animated GIFs.
GIFs are one of the oldest image formats used on the web, and it has served a wide variety of purposes—from functional to entertainment.
The first GIF was created about 25 years ago. Now, it has become a form of art.
In the video ‘Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium’ produced by Kornhaber Brown, GIF artists talk about the evolving visual medium—and at the end, how the term is pronounced.
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