|Quoting Birdwatching (Reply 4):|
It's like converting a lawnmower into a gumbo shack.
Gifs and Jpgs are for completely different purposes, and you will do no good by converting it. In addition, your converted image will still only be on a 265 color pallette. Gif= large simple arrangements of shapes and colors, jpg= photos
For the most part he's right, but not entirely. It depends on what you want to do this for.
Changing a GIF file with flat colors, text and simple shapes to a JPEG is not recommended. However, you're not going to destroy an image or anything if you do convert something from a GIF to a JPEG and sometimes doing so can be really useful.
For example, this image that I found on the web was saved as a GIF when it really shouldn't have been:
After I threw it into Photoshop, added some noise, softened it up with the gaussian blur tool and saved it as a JPEG, it looks quite a bit different:
Hope this helps. If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.