@gifs_bot - a twitter bot by @taizou_hori
They were sourced from the 1992 "GIFs Galore" CD by Walnut Creek, downloadable from the Internet Archive. Walnut Creek most likely gathered them from BBSs, judging from the credits found on some of the images.
The original CD provided no info on authorship other than any signatures or credits found on the image itself, so unfortunately I have no additional credits to provide. Copyright on these images was basically ignored - they would be traded around on different BBSs, Usenet, floppy disks and CD-ROMs as just 'cool things to look at on your computer'. Some are original artwork, while some were scanned or digitised from other sources, such as magazines, movies or TV.
However- if you are (or represent) the creator of one of these images, and would like to either be credited or for the image to be removed from the set, please let me know via Twitter DM or email and I'll do so.
A couple of changes are automatically made to each image before posting, to accommodate both the specific quirks of Twitter and the nature of image rendering on modern devices.
Not necessarily! GIF was a common format for still images for a long time. JPEG and PNG have long since superseded it for this purpose, but GIF remains in use for its animation functionality, which the other common formats lack; hence "GIF" now becoming synonymous with "animation".
Not in the bot's current set. The CD does contain a few animated GIFs, but they've been held back for now as they'd need some manual processing to not look dumb on Twitter.
A custom deal that powers all my Twitter bots, written in PHP. It's not open source yet, but hopefully will be eventually.
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