1. The GIFLIB project maintains the giflib service library, which extracts images from GIFs since 1989. 2. The library is used in graphics applications, web browsers, game consoles, smartphones, and ATMs. 3. The code was used in Mosaic, the first web browser with inline graphics. 4. The code is stable, has a small footprint, and requires only minor bugfixes. 5. The code's origins are in MS-DOS, but Unix hackers spell it as "giflib". 6. Before 2006, GIF format was encumbered by patents on LZW compression, which became an issue in 1993. 7. The 5.x versions of the library have slight API changes that aren't compatible with older shared libraries. 8. The project has technical documentation, resources, and a way to support it via Patreon.

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