How to Compress / Decompress GIF File Using C#

In order to compress or decompress GIF image, we’ll use

Aspose.ZIP for .NET

API which is a feature-rich, powerful and easy to use image compression and decompression API for C# platform. Open


package manager, search for Aspose.ZIP and install. You may also use the following command from the Package Manager Console.


PM> Install-Package Aspose.ZIP

Steps for GIF Images Compression in C#

Developers can easily zip folders, single or multiple files programmatically with just few lines of code.

  • Define folder path containing GIF files.
  • Create Object of Archive.
  • Using the Archive object, load file with a full path using its CreateEntry method.
  • Call the Save() method and pass the compressed file name (full path) as a parameter.
  • Now you will get GIF file as a zip file in a relevant folder without using any zip, rar or any other compatible program.

System Requirements

Our APIs are supported on all major platforms and Operating Systems. Before executing the code below, please make sure that you have the following prerequisites on your system.

  • Microsoft Windows or a compatible OS with .NET Framework, .NET Core
  • Development environment like Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Aspose.ZIP for .NET DLL referenced in your project - Install from NuGet using the Download button above

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GIF What is GIF File Format

A GIF or Graphical Interchange Format is a type of highly compressed image. Owned by Unisys, GIF uses the LZW compression algorithm that does not degrade the image quality. For each image GIF typically allow up to 8 bits per pixel and up to 256 colours are allowed across the image. In contrast to a JPEG image, which can display up to 16 million colours and fairly touches the limits of the human eye. Back when the internet emerged, GIFs remained the best choice because they required low bandwidth and compatible for the graphics that consume solid areas of colour. An animated GIF combines numerous images or frames into a single file and displays them in a sequence to generate an animated clip or a short video. The colour limitations are up to 256 for each frame and are likely to be the least suitable for reproducing other images and photographs with colour gradient.

Other Supported Compression / Decompression Formats

Using C#, One can also compress / decompress many other formats including.

3DS (3D Sudio DOS Mesh)
3MF (3D Manufacturing Format)
AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
AMF (Additive Manufacturing Format)
ASE (2D Animation File)
AVI (Audio Video Multimedia Container)
AZW (Digital Ebook Format)
AZW3 ({{azw3_name}})
BMP (Bitmap Image)
CDR (Vector Drawing Image)
CGM (Computer Graphics Metafile)
CHM (Microsoft HTML help file)
CMX (Corel Exchange Image)
CPP (C++ Source Code File)
CS (C# Source Code File)
CSPROJ (C# Project File)
CSV (Comma Separated Values)
DAE (Digital Asset Exchange)
DCM (Digital Image)
DGN (Drawing file)
DIB (Device Independent Bitmap)
DICOM (Digital Imaging & Communications)
DIF (Data Interchange Format)
DJVU (Graphics Format)
DNG (Digital Camera Image)
DOC (Microsoft Word Binary Format)
DOCM (Microsoft Word 2007 Marco File)
DOCX (Office 2007+ Words Document)
DOT (Microsoft Word Template Files)
DOTM (Microsoft Word 2007+ Template File)
DOTX (Microsoft Word Template File)
DWF (Design Web Format DWF)
DWG (Proprietary binary files)
DWT (AutoCAD drawing template file)
DXF (Drawing Interchange Format)
E00 (ESRI ArcInfo Interchange)
EMF (Enhanced Metafile Format)
EML (Outlook Email Messages)
EMLX (Apple EMLX Format)
EPS (Encapsulated PostScript Language)
EPUB (E-book Format)
EXIF (Exchangeable Image Format)
FB2 ({{fb2_name}})
FBX (3D Format)
FILEGDB (ESRI File Geodatabase)
GEOJSON (JSON Based Format)
GLB (3D File Binary Representation)
GLTF (GL Transmission Format)
GML (Geography Markup Language)
GPX (GPS Exchange format)
HTM (Hypertext Markup Language)
HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
ICO (Microsoft Windows Icon)
ICS (iCalendar)
IFC (Industry Foundation Classes IFC file format)
J2K (Wavelet Compressed Image)
JP2 (JPEG 2000)
JRXML (3D file)
JT (Jupiter Tessellation File)
KFX (Amazon Kindle Format 10)
KML (Keyhole Markup Language)
KMZ (KML Zipped)
M4V (Apple Video Container)
MBOX (Electronic Mail Messages)
MD (Markdown Language)
MHTML (Web Page Archive Format)
MOBI (Open Ebook Format)
MOV (QuickTime Format)
MP3 (Digitally Encoded File)
MPP (Microsoft Project Data File)
MPT (Microsoft Project Template Files)
MPX (Microsoft Exchange File Format)
MSG (Outlook & Exchange Format)
OBJ (3D File Format)
ODG (Apache OpenOffice Draw Format)
ODP (OpenDocument Presentation Format)
ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet File)
ODT (OpenDocument Text File Format)
OFT (Outlook Email Templates)
ONE (Microsoft OneNote Format)
ONETOC2 (OneNote Table of Contents)
OSM (Open Street Map)
OST (Offline Storage Files)
OTG (OpenDocument Standard)
OTP (OpenDocument Standard Format)
OTT (OpenDocument Standard Format)
PCL (Printer Command Language)
PDF (Portable Document Format)
PDFA ({{pdfa_name}})
PDFE (PDF Based Engineering Files)
PDFUA (PDF/UA Standard)
PDFVT (PDF/VT ISO 16612-2)
PDFX (PDF/X ISO 15930)
PLT (Vector-based plotter file)
PLY (Polygon File Format)
PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
POT (Microsoft PowerPoint Template Files)
POTM (Microsoft PowerPoint Template File)
POTX (Microsoft PowerPoint Template Presentation)
PPS (PowerPoint Slide Show)
PPSM (Macro-enabled Slide Show)
PPSX (PowerPoint Slide Show)
PPT (Microsoft PowerPoint 97-2003)
PPTM (Macro-enabled Presentation File)
PPTX (Open XML presentation Format)
PSB (Adobe Photoshop File)
PSD (Adobe Photoshop Native Format)
PST (Outlook Personal Storage Files)
RTF (Rich Text Format)
RVM (AVEVA Plant Design Model)
SHP (ESRI Shapefile)
SLN (Visual Studio Solution File)
STL (Interchangeable 3D Surface Geometry)
SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics)
SWF (SWF Format)
TEX (LaTeX Output Text)
TIFF (Tagged Image Format)
TNEF (Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format)
TSV (Tab-Separated Values)
TXT (Text Document)
U3D (Universal 3D)
VB (Visual Basic Source Code File)
VCF (Virtual Card Format)
VDW (Visio Graphics Service file)
VDX (Microsoft Visio Drawing Format)
VRML (Virtual Reality Modeling Language)
VSD (Microsoft Visio Drawings)
VSDM (Microsoft Visio Drawing Format)
VSDX (Microsoft Visio Format)
VSS (Stencil Files)
VSSM (Microsoft Visio Stencil files)
VSSX (Drawing Stencils)
VST (Vector Image Files)
VSTM (Microsoft Visio Template Files)
VSTX (Microsoft Visio Drawing Template)
VSX (Stencils)
VTX (Microsoft Visio Drawing Template)
WAV (Waveform Audio Format)
WEBP (Raster Web Image)
WMF (Microsoft Windows Metafile)
WMV (Advanced Systems Format)
X (DirectX Model Image)
X3D (XML based 3D Graphics)
XAML (Extensible Application Markup Language)
XER (XER file format)
XHTML (XML Text Based Markup)
XLM (Excel Macro File)
XLS (Excel Binary Format)
XLSB (Binary Excel Workbook File)
XLSM (Spreasheet File)
XLSX (OOXML Excel File)
XLT (Microsoft Excel Template)
XLTM (Excel Macro-enabled Template)
XLTX (Office OpenXML Excel Template)
XML (Extensible Markup Language)
XOML (Extensible Object Markup Language)
XPS (XML Paper Specifications)
XSLFO (XSL Formatting Objects)
Create ZIP Archive via C# (Single or Multiple Files and Folders Archive)