GIF is one of the most common raster image formats. Its name is an abbreviation for Graphics Interchange Format File. The developer is the CompuServe organization. A feature of this particular image format is its ability to support the animation function. You can edit animated GIFs in different programs (for example, Easy GIF Animator). Animation is achieved due to the fact that a file of this format carries in itself in a certain sequence several raster images at once. With a depth of up to 256 colors, significant data compression in GIF files is possible without loss of quality.
PBM is a raster image category file format. It is a compact single-bit black and white image. In other words, this is a simple format that allows you to store black and white pictures. It can be easily formatted into text. In this raster image format, if the pixel is a byte of one, it represents black pixels. When it is a byte from zero, it represents white pixels. The format is referred to as the Portable Bitmap Image file type. How can I open this format? To do this, use programs such as Adobe Photoshop CS, some versions of ACD Systems, as well as Newera Graphics Converter Pro, Corel PaintShop Pro X6. The file has 1 bit per pixel. PBM is a type of PPM format. PBM, that is, Portable Bitmap, is part of the Netpbm graphics package along with a couple of other formats: PGM, that is, Portable Graymap; PPM, i.e. Portable Pixelmap. Occasionally, these three formats are combined under the general name PNM (Portable Anymap). These are intermediate files used in conversion processes supported by Portable Bitmap Utilities (these are applications that have open source code). The PBM format is linked in black and white bitmap images. In PGM, grayscale bitmaps. PPM stores color bitmaps.