XCF to GIF Converter

Select files for conversion or just drag and drop them to the upload area

How to convert XCF files to GIF online?

Step 1.

Upload XCF-file

Click "Choose File" button to select a xcf file on your computer. XCF file size can be up to 50 Mb.
Step 2.

Convert XCF to GIF

Click "Convert" button to start conversion.
Step 3.

Download your GIF

When the conversion process is complete, you can download the GIF file.

Information about XCF and GIF file formats

Name XCF GIF
Full name eXperimental Computing Facility GIF - CompuServe Graphics Interchange Format
File extension .xcf .gif
MIME type image/x-xcf image/gif
Developed by eXperimental Computing Facility of the University of California at Berkeley CompuServe
Type of format Image File lossless bitmap image format
Description The XCF file format is an image file created by the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), a freely distributed image editing program. XCF files are similar in makeup to a Photoshop PSD, supporting layers, channels, transparency, paths and guides. The XCF file format is backward compatible (all versions of GIMP can open earlier versions' files) and in some cases, forward compatible. Using XCF as for data interchange is not recommended by the developers of GIMP, as there may be format changes in future versions and XCF reflects various internal data structures for GIMP. The Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym 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.
Technical details The XCF format is designed to store the entire part of the state of the Gimp that is specific to one image, apart from undo data. An XCF file is a sequence of bytes which describes a stack of layers and channels on a canvas, which is effectively just a rectangular viewport for the layers and channels. It contains a series of data structures with the main image structure coming at the very beginning of the file. The first 9 bytes of an XCF file are the ASCII string "gimp xcf " GIF supports up to 8 bits per pixel for each image, allowing a single image to reference its own palette of up to 256 different colors chosen from the 24-bit RGB color space. GIF images are compressed using the Lempel-Ziv-Welch (LZW) lossless data compression technique to reduce the file size without degrading the visual quality.
File conversion XCF conversion GIF conversion
Associated programs CorelDraw, GIMP, XnViewMP Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, the GIMP, ImageMagick, IrfanView, Pixel image editor, Paint.NET.
Wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XCF_(file_format) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GIF