Need to Open a GIF File?

Download PaintShop Pro to open your file now.

Download Free Learn More

A full 30-Day free trial of this photo editing software.
No credit card required.

What is a GIF File?

GIF is the acronym of “Graphics Interchange Format”. This bitmap image format was developed by CompuServe back in 1987. It’s a popular image format on the Internet for its wide support base and portability. GIF file format supports up to 8 bits per pixel in images which allows 256 different colors from the 24-bit RGB color space to be used in a single image. GIF file is well known for containing animated image data. It’s also used for logos and images with sharp lines and edges. The format uses a lossless compression but the size of the file can be significantly small. PaintShop Pro is a great application for editing GIF images.

How to open GIF files with PaintShop Pro
  1. Launch PaintShop Pro
  2. Choose File > Open
  3. Find the GIF file you wish to open
  4. Select the File(s)
  5. Edit & Save Your File!
Open GIF files in Windows
Compatible with:
Windows 10
Windows 9
Windows 8
PaintShop Pro Opens GIF Files and many more file formats
We designed PaintShop Pro to open a wide range of file format, including all of the following: