What program should be used to open the file



.gif file extension

There are several reasons that can cause problems with opening the .gif file on your device. Some of them appear much more frequently.

  • The first most common problem is the lack of an installed software (in the correct version) that supports .gif file. Browse the programs installed on your device, and make sure you have one of the programs from the list that you see below. If you do not have any of these programs, simply download and install one of them . When you install a new program just double click on the .gif file with which you had the problem and select the newly installed software as the default software to support the file.
  • Another frequently encountered cause is incorrect association of the .gif file with a program designed to support it. This problem can also be solved easily. Try this page and follow the instructions. But remember to make sure that you have installed at least one of the programs from the list below . To make the .gif file open up properly, you must associate it with one of them.

Types of files with the .gif extension in our database

  • 1. Graphical Interchange Format File

    Category Raster Image Files
    Developer N/A
    Popularity Popularity

    • Microsoft Windows Photos
    • Microsoft Windows Photo Viewer
    • Adobe Photoshop CC
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
    • Adobe Illustrator CS6
    • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6
    • Corel PaintShop Pro X5
    • ACD Systems Canvas 14
    • ACD Systems ACDSee 15
    • Laughingbird The Logo Creator
    • Nuance PaperPort 14
    • Nuance OmniPage Ultimate
    • Roxio Creator NXT Pro
    • Other picture viewer or Web browser
    • Apple Preview
    • Apple Safari
    • Adobe Photoshop CC
    • Adobe Photoshop Elements 11
    • Adobe Illustrator CS6
    • Laughingbird The Logo Creator
    • Nuance OmniPage Pro X
    • Roxio Toast 11
    • Other picture viewer or Web browser
    • GIMP
    • Other picture viewer or Web browser

File association with the application to support it is carried out by the file extension. If, for example a .gif file is associated with one of the applications from the list, then when you double click on the file, the operating system will run this application and open the .gif file.

In addition, you can find on the site addresses of all required software for .gif files. We try to provide addresses to the sites of manufacturers, so that appropriate programs could be downloaded from the most reliable source.

For some files, different software supports running the file, editing it, and even saving the data in a .gif file, which makes working with the file difficult. That is why we created a continuously updated database to which we add information about the particular software. You also can develop our database by using the form included on the site.

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