Date(s) - 09/11/2014
Technology may come and go, but the Animated GIF (pronounced “jiff”) has stood the test of time. Introduced in 1987, the GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a compressed image file format that also allows for animation. Even if you’ve never heard of GIFs, chances are you’ve seen them used on sites like Tumblr, Buzzfeed, and other social media.
Join us as we explore the history and technology of the GIF, explain how to find GIF files for almost any use imaginable, and discuss how to create your own GIF files from video and pictures. We’ll also explore how libraries are making use of animated GIFs across their social media sites, as well as limitations of this file format.
Originally broadcast August 27, 2014.
Instructor Bio ~ Rachel Eichen
Rachel Eichen is a certified presenter who has had over three years of teaching experience. She has taught computer classes to passengers on the Grand Princess cruise ship, which included such topics as Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office. She also taught classes while working within the software industry. She enjoys learning about new technology trends and loves sharing this information with others. Rachel holds a Master’s degree in Library & Information Science and a bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing.