Welcome to our Animated Images Collection
In our free animated images collection on animated-images.com you find currently 27,000 free animated GIF images and animation in 420 different categories for free download. The small animated graphics, icon, smileys, clips and clipart are ideal to decorate your your emails, guestbook entries or to your post in a forum or on status update on facebook. Also, all of these animated graphics and images can be used as a wallpaper on your mobile / cell phone.
We have animated and static GIFs / Giffs from all areas, such as Easter, Christmas, New Year, birth, weddings, New Year, birthdays, animals, people, smileys and many more. Have fun browsing our huge collection of graphic images!
With our funny animated GIF images, clips, cliparts and pictures from our archiv collection you can make use for your homepage or use the grafix in guestbooks, blogs or forums.
Please choose your GIF category on the right site in the navigation menu and have a lot of fun with our free graphics.
Good to know: What is an “animated images GIF” ?
The Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability.
The format supports up to 8 bits per pixel allowing a single image to reference a palette of up to 256 distinct colors chosen from the 24-bit RGB color space. It also supports animations and allows a separate palette of 256 colors for each frame. The color limitation makes the GIF format unsuitable for reproducing color photographs and other images with continuous color, but it is well-suited for simpler images such as graphics or logos with solid areas of color.
GIF images are compressed using the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) lossless data compression technique to reduce the file size without degrading the visual quality. This compression technique was patented in 1985. Controversy over the licensing agreement between the patent holder, Unisys, and CompuServe in 1994 spurred the development of the Portable Network Graphics (PNG) standard; since then all the relevant patents have expired.
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