An interlaced GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is a GIF image that seems to arrive on your display like an image coming through a slowly-opening Venetian blind. A fuzzy outline of an image is gradually replaced by seven successive waves of bit streams that fill in the missing lines until the image arrives at its full resolution. 53
Enables the progressive display of an image, so that it appears to gradually fade in.
An image file in the GIF format included as part of a HTML page.
Interlaced GIFs appear first with poor resolution and then improve in resolution until the entire image has arrived, as opposed to arriving linearly from the top row to the bottom row. This is great to get a quick idea of what the entire image will look like while waiting for the rest. This doesn't do much for you if your Web browser doesn't support progressive display as the image is downloaded, but non-rogressive-display Web browsers will still display interlaced GIFs once they have arrived in their entirety. You can make transparent and interlaced GIFs through the Web without running any utility software on your own system through the Visioneering image manipulation page, which will access your image through the Web and produce an enhanced version for you to save.
A GIF image file where the scan lines are stored in an alternating order, so that as the image is read it appears to fade in or get sharper. Do not use this option for saving GIF images that you will use for GIF animations.
an image that is displayed in stages on your web
A GIF that is written so that when it is downloaded, it looks like it is out of focus and then gradually comes into focus.
An extra step in the information process that allows one to display increasing amounts of information in three or more passes, instead of just one line or another. Displays a low-resolution version first, a better version next, and then a full-blown, high-res version.
(See GIF.) The interlaced version stores rows of bitmapped data out of order: All of the even numbered rows are stored first and all of the odd rows are stored last. Interlaced GIF uses a four pass interlacing. The first pass starts at row zero and reads every eighth row of bitmap information. The second pass starts on the fourth row and reads every fourth row. The third pass starts on the second row and reads every second row while the last pass starts with the first row and reads every second row.
An extra step in the information process that allows you in three or more passes to display increasing amounts of information from a gif file instead of just one line or another. Displays a low-resolution version first, a better version next, and then a full-blown version (Holden, 1995, p 511).
A type of Gif file which displays a rough version of the image by transferring every fourth line of pixels, then every second, then the final version. This allows viewers to preview the image and abort the download if they choose.
A picture in GIF format that is gradually displayed in a Web browser, showing increasingly detailed versions of the picture until the entire file has finished downloading. See also GIF.
An image file that will appear blocky at first, then more and more detailed as it continues downloading. (Similar to a progressive JPEG file.)
An Interlaced GIF is a GIF image that can be progressively displayed so that it appears to gradually fade in.