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[Free] How to Convert AVI to GIF on Windows, Mac and Online

Jane Zhou updated on Dec 22, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

What Are AVI Files and GIF Files?

The AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved) file is a multimedia container format introduced by Microsoft, allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. The GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) file is a bitmap image format developed by CompuServe using the LZW lossless data compression. It can be used to display animation and supports transparent background color and metadata.

Since GIF format is popular with young people, sometimes they may want to change an AVI file into a GIF. However, this is the function of a professional file converter. Thus, a useful tool may be needed in the procession. In this article, we will give you six effective AVI converters that can be used on Windows, Mac, and online. You can choose one tool to help you convert AVI to GIF files.

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Part 1. Convert AVI to GIF on Windows

EaseUS Video Editor is a professional video editing application. Although it is mainly a video editor, this application is also an effective file converter. With its help, you can convert AVI to GIF without quality loss. Apart from that, you can also use this program to convert AVI to MOV, MP4, or other file formats.

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Moreover, as it supports over 30 types of video, audio, and image files, you can do much more with this program. If you download this software, editing MP3, MP4, MOV, or other popular files is just a piece of cake. To make full use of this tool, you may need to follow the steps below.

Step 1. Importing Video File

After starting EaseUS Video Editor first thing to do is simply dragging the target file to the media library. You also can right-click on the file and left click import video to do the same thing.

Import Video

Step 2. Add to Project

The next step is adding video files to the project. After adding source file to media, you can either left-click on "Add to Project" or you can drag and place it.

Import Video

Step 3. Exporting the File

After adding a source to Project it will appear on the timeline. Then you can export the video file, it will direct you to another window.

Export video

Step 4. Save as GIF

In this window, under the video tab, you can select GIF to change its format. There are also AVI, MP4, WMV, WKV, MOV options. On the right pane, you can customize video name, output folder, output settings, and duration as you wish, and you click export after you finished.

Export video to GIF

Part 2. AVI to GIF Converter on Mac OS X

GifBrewery is able to create animated GIFs from just about anything, whether it's converting an existing video file like AVI, using a series of images, or even capturing videos or an iOS device screen. This really is a great APP for GIF production. If you are using a device with a Mac OS X system, you can't miss it.

To get started, you'll need an AVI file, and the GIFBrewery APP. Then, you can simply follow the guide below to convert the AVI file into a GIF.

Step 1. Open GifBrewery and pull down the "File" menu, select "Open" to import the AVI file you want to convert.

Step 2. Drag the start and end bars at the bottom of the app to trim down the AVI file.

Step 3. Click the "Resize / Crop" button and resize the video to a GIF appropriate resolution.

Step 4. Click "Create GIF" to generate the converted GIF made from the original file.

Step 5. Choose "Save" to save the converted GIF in Mac OS X or choose "Share" to send it to social media channels.

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Part 3. Four Effective Online AVI to GIF Converters

There are four online file converters that can help you complete the conversion between AVI and GIF files. If you don't want to download an APP, you can read the content below. 

(1) Online Converter

Online Converter can convert AVI files to GIF images quickly. You can convert almost any file you know to a wanted file format. With its help, you can convert files without a quality loss. However, as an online tool, it may be affected by the internet. Therefore, it might breakdown. If you are in this situation, unfortunately, you may exit and reload this website.

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To help you use this software successfully, we give you a tutorial here. Read and follow the instruction below.

Step 1. Select an AVI file.

Step 2. Click the "Convert" button to start uploading your file.

Step 3. Once upload completed, the converter will redirect a web page to show the conversion result.

Step 4. Now you can save the converted file to your device.


Zamzar is another application that people often use in converting file formats. With its help, you can convert files without downloading any program. The conversion process is usually quick. However, If the file upload process takes a very long time or shows no response or very slow, please try to cancel then submit again.


This converter cannot support encrypted or protected image files. If the file source is a URL, be sure to enter a complete and valid URL to your file. If you have satisfied these requirements, you can convert a file following the steps below.

Step 1. Choose the AVI file that you want to convert. Drag it to the appointed location.

Step 2. Select GIF as the format you want to convert your AVI file to.

Step 3. Click "Convert" to convert your AVI file.


CloudConvert is a popular online file converter. It supports over 200 types of input file formats. It offers high-quality conversions of your files, and it guarantees data security of the related files. Using this tool, you can set output video resolution, change the video frame rate, and change the video aspect ratio at your will.


To use it properly, you need to follow the steps we list here.

Step 1. Set the file extension you want to convert your file from and to.

Step 2. Click the "Select File" button to import a file from your device.

Step 3. Wait for the online tool convert file format for you.

Step 4. Save the converted file.


Online-Convert is one of the free online file converters that convert to a variety of target formats. You can also apply effects during conversion. Just select your format you want to convert to, upload your image file, and optionally select filters. Your image will be converted instantly, and you can download the result after only a couple of seconds.


The detailed operating steps are as follows.

Step 1. Choose the page "Convert AVI to GIF".

Step 2. Click the "Choose file" button to import a file from your device. You can also import a file from Dropbox, Google Drive, or you can simply enter an URL.

Step 3. Click the "Start conversion" button. You can also change the "Optional settings" below.

Step 4. Save the converted file.


After reading this essay, you may have some understandings of file converters. If you want to choose one to help you convert files, we suggest you pick one based on the system your device is equipped with. But for Windows users, we recommend you to download EaseUS Video Editor because this is the simplest and useful one to use.

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