Category : Printer + Display Graphics
Archive   : GFB101.ZIP
Filename : GIFBLAST.TXT

 
Output of file : GIFBLAST.TXT contained in archive : GFB101.ZIP
What is GIFBLAST?
GIFBLAST is a compressor designed especially for GIF files. The usual file
compressors (PKZIP, ARJ, etc.) do not work on GIF files; GIFBLAST does.
When you run GIFBLAST on a GIF file X.GIF, you get a compressed file X.GFB
that is usually 20-25% smaller. In order to view this file you have to
decompress X.GFB to get back the original X.GIF file. The compression used
in GIFBLAST is lossless, i.e. it perfectly preserves all image pixels and
other information in GIF files.

What can I use GIFBLAST for?
The compression/decompression algorithm used in GIFBLAST is quite slow,
so you would probably not want to store frequently viewed GIF files in
compressed form. However, GIFBLAST should be useful in applications
where getting maximum compression is important, such as:
- Storing GIF files on bulletin boards for downloading.
- Posting GIF files on usenet.
- Transmitting GIF files via modem.
- Sending GIF files on floppy disk.
Because there is no loss involved when compressing with GIFBLAST,
the user need not be concerned with harming the image or introducing
compression artifacts.

Isaac Dimitrovsky ([email protected])
"Sincerity is *the* most important thing in show business -
so once you learn to fake that you've got it made."
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  3 Responses to “Category : Printer + Display Graphics
Archive   : GFB101.ZIP
Filename : GIFBLAST.TXT

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: http://www.os2museum.com/wp/mtswslnk/