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.
PPM is an image file format that is included in the Netpbm open source graphics editor. This graphic format is convenient and simple. Other Netpbm formats that have found widespread use are PBM, i.e. Portable Bitmap, as well as PGM, i.e. Portable Graymap. This three graphic formats are sometimes referred to as PNM, i.e. Portable Format Anymap. PGM stores grayscale images. PMP is a collection of color images, which are intermediate files that are used when converting formats not so well known, using Portable Bitmap Utilities. And PPM files are mainly used on UNIX platforms that are based on Intel. These files are categorized as bitmap images. This is a 24-bit color image that has been formatted in text format. Takes every pixel with a number from zero to 65536 for storage. The color of the pixel is determined by the number. Contains data spaces, the height and width of the character, the maximum color values. Portable Pixmap uses an uncompressed low-performance format that can be compared with other bitmap image formats. This explains its rare use in order to store large images.