Steve Wilhite Passed Away

PERSON AND PLACES

  • Inventor of GIF format Mr. Stephen Wilhite passed away at the age of 74.
  • He invented Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) in 1987 which paved the way for millions of memes as it has the ability to loop brief animations.
  • It's pronounced ‘jif’, used for reactions, messages, and jokes.
  • In 2013, he was awarded with the Webby Lifetime Achievement award.
  • The Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is a bitmap image format that was developed by a team at the online services provider CompuServe.
Stephen Wilhite
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