How To Open A GIF File
If you need to open a GIF file, most computers are equipped with a basic picture viewer, such as Windows Photo Viewer. HowSpot.com recommends using GIMP because it provides a better quality viewing experience. To open your GIF file with GIMP, follow the instructions below.
Download and install GIMP, a free open-source photo viewing & editing software.
Locate the GIF image file you’d like to open. It will have the extension .gif.
Right-click on the GIF file, click Open With, and select GIMP to open your file.