Now GIFs are an inevitable part of every social media, especially messaging apps. GIFs or stickers make a conversation going on because they are attractive and fun. However, many of you may want to create their GIF. It is possible, and you can easily make them using your phone or tools.
GIFs can make content or conversation on social media attractive, and if you have seen any exciting scene in pictures, or videos, you can convert them into GIF format. Gifs are kind of short videos that re repeating over and over, and that is fun. They can easily show your feelings about every topic. So, do not miss learning how to make a GIF.
What is a GIF?
Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is a concise video file that repeats over and over. As it is defined in the dictionary “a lossless format for image files that supports both animated and static images.” The length of a gif is usually a few seconds, and it often is made to show a feeling. GIFs are eye-catching, and they used to catch the user’s attention in any content. Gifs can be used on social media too. Sending gifs on messaging apps like telegram is very usually and users love it.
Wikipedia, the definition of GIF, is as follow:
“The Graphics Interchange Format is a bitmap image format that was developed by a team at the online services provider CompuServe led by American computer scientist Steve Wilhite on June 15, 1987.”
How to make a GIF on mobile
To make a gif on mobile, you should install the GIPHY app on your phone. Then record a video, or upload a video there, and save the File as GIF.
To make a GIF on mobile:
- Go to the app store or Google play store
- Search for GIPHY
- Download and install the app
- Open the app and create an account
- Tap Create + to start recording a video
- Hold the Circle to record your video
- Once it is done, leave the icon
- Tap sticker icon if you want to add any stickers
- Let the app select the frame
- Tap ®the icon to export the GIF
- Tap Save and export it in GIF format
How to create a GIF on iPhone using live photos
- Open the photo gallery on your iPhone.
- open the live photo
- Tap and slide your finger up to bring up the moving picture menu (Live, Loop, Bounce, Long Exposure).
- Tap “Bounce” to turn the picture into a GIF.
How to make a GIF in Photoshop
To make a gif within photoshop software, you need a bunch of pictures (that become your gif) or a piece of video. The process is the same for both. So, all you need is uploading the File into photoshop and continue the process as it is explained in the instruction below in three different phases.
To make a GIF in Photoshop:
STEP #1: Create the File
- Open photoshop software
- To use video to create GIF click on Open
- To use photos to create GIF click on New
- New File should be the same as your pictures’ dimensions
- Change Width, Hight, and Orientation according to your pictures’ dimensions
- Click on Create
STEP #2: Create the Frame Animation
- Go to File>Open
- Select all the pictures
- Go to Window
- Select Timeline
- Select Create Frame Animation
- Click on the hamburger menu
- Select Make Frames from Layers
- Select Forever from the menu
- Play the animation
STEP #3: Export the File
- Go to File>Export>Save for web
- Select GIF 128 dithered
- Change Color to 256
- Click Save
How to create GIFs from YouTube?
You no need to download the video, to create the gif if you have seen the scene on YouTube videos. All you need is to copy the URL of that video from the YouTube website.
To create a GIF from YouTube video:
- Go to GIPHY.com
- Create an account and log in
- Click Create
- Enter the URL of the YouTube video that you want to create your GIF with it
- Find the part of the video you’d like to create the GIF
- Choose the length
- Customize your GIF (optional)
- Add hashtags to your GIF (optional)
- Upload your GIF to GIPHY
- From there, you can share the gif you made to your social media by clicking the share button
How to share a GIF on Instagram?
If you want to share your gif on Instagram, you can use these two main ways:
- Share the gif from the GIPHY.com website
- Share the gif from GIPHY app
As it is explained above, you can create a GIF on the app. Once you are done, you can directly share that GIF to your Instagram account.
How to upload GIF to Instagram story
If you are going to use GIF in Instagram stories, you can use the animated GIF from Instagram too. To use the Instagram gifs on accounts:
- Open the Instagram app
- Login to your account
- From home, tap your profile picture on the top left
- Tap the sticker icon
- Search gif
- Select the GIF you want
- Write your text
- Tap share
How to convert a GIF to video?
You can easily search for any gif to video converter. Upload your gif there, and save it as a video in any format you want.
Knowing how to make a gif helps you to add extra fun to your context or social media accounts. So, with an easy to use an app like GIPHY, you can create your gif and make it public to use for all. It is well worth it. You can share your thoughts or issue here under the comment section. We are ready to help you!