Find the Simple Way to Recover Lost GIF Files on Your Mac

"What is GIF? I'm not so sure if I explain right or wrong. GIF is a picture, but the things in it can move. I also enjoy the funny GIF picture on internet!" John, a student in CA University, explained the GIF in his opinion while he was viewing the funny GIF picture on a website.

Nowadays, we can always see the GIF on the web, it's funny, yes. But what is that? Now let's learn something of it.

GIF(The Graphics Interchange Format) is a bitmapimage 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 thus allowing a single image to reference a palette of up to 256 distinct colors. The colors are 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.

The animation GIF is most popular in the world, with it we don't need to take a video to catch the funny moment, we can use GIF format picture to catch it. It's more convenient for us. But we should pay attention to the data loss of GIF files.

Causes of GIF Files Loss

We can lose the GIF files saved on our Mac due to any of the below mentioned reasons:

Accidental Deletion: Accidental deletion of photos is one of the common reasons of losing them. There can be various causes of accidental deletion of photos, such as:

Delete GIF files by pressing 'Shift+Delete' without backing up.

Empty the 'Trash' on your Mac without their backup.

Unexpected Formatting of Storage Device: Unwanted or unexpected formatting of storage device without taking their backup also leads to GIF files loss. Some very prominent causes of formatting are:

Virus infected storage device.

Suddenly power outage while your Mac is low battery but you are still using it.

Perform GIF Recovery Successfully

After we learn about the reasons of GIF files loss, now let's recover GIF on Mac with a powerful recovery tool-uFlysoft GIF Recovery.

  • Free download GIF Recovery and launch it on your Mac.

  • Select the drive where the lost GIF files located to scan.

  • After scanning finished, all the recoverable GIF files will be listed by the file formats. Click on any file or use up &down keys.

  • Now you can recover your lost GIF files easily by clicking the button "Recover".

  • All you need to do is following the easy steps above, after these, you will find all of your lost GIF files are coming back to you just in a few minutes.


    Not only the photos, but also the video/audio files can be recovered by using the software we introduce in this article which comes from our official website uFlysoft studio.