How to Create a GIF 


From Photo,Graphic & Video File Formats

From Photos & Graphics to GIFs

  • Digital Photo (raster graphic)
  • Graphic (vector graphic)

Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym GIF): a lossless bitmap image format that supports both animated and static images.  Color palette limitations (256 colors) makes GIF less suitable color photographs, but well-suited for simpler images such as graphics or logos with solid areas of color.


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  • Photoshop (using Timeline)

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From Video Media Formats

  • Video  (MOV, WMV, AVI, MPEG, MP3, OGG, WMA, …)

There are many reasons why someone would want to convert a video into a GIF animation. The main one is so that people can put an animation of a video online without streaming the video itself. Here are three ways to make GIF animations out of movies, either downloaded or online.

How to Convert a Video Into a Gif Animation

  • Video Media Formats (MOV, WMV, AVI, MPEG, MP3, OGG, WMA, …)
Video GIF



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