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[7 Ways] How to Make a GIF from a Video

Melissa posted on Jun 19, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

GIF is similar to a silent video. It can show the motions of the item in the picture, which is more intriguing than normal pictures. Moreover, although it cannot pass sound, it is smaller than a video file in size, which could save users a lot of space. Thus, many people want to make GIFs from pictures or videos. In this article, we place emphasis on making a GIF from a video. We offer you seven ways to make a GIF from a video on different devices and systems. You may choose the one compatible with your device. If you are interested in making GIFs, you may read this article carefully.

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Part 1. How to Make a GIF from a Video on Windows

When it comes to GIF makers on the Windows system, we must mention EaseUS Video Editor. This video editing software for PC is capable of making GIFs from videos and pictures. This video editor can also adjust the quality, encoder, frame rate, resolution, duration, and bitrate for you. Except for that, this video editor can help you edit videos. You may use it to edit the video before you use it to make a GIF. For example, you may cut, split, mic, rotate, add mosaic to a video, or you may change the size, speed of a video.

Moreover, you can use this application to convert your files into the format you want. It supports over 50 types of file formats, including MP3, MP4, FLV, AAC, MOV, WMV, etc. With this software, you may convert GIF to MOV, convert AVI to GIF, etc. In a word, this application can meet almost all of your needs in editing videos, audios, and images. To help you use it, we offer you a tutorial here.

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. GIF Maker for Mac Users

Gifrocket is a free program only available for Mac. It's available for users with the operating system Mac OS X and prior versions. Gifrocket is a slick software that requires less storage space than the average GIF-making program. With this program, you can make a GIF from a video easily and quickly. To help you in using this application, we offer you the operating process below. Read through it, and you may start making a GIF on your own.


Step 1. Click the settings symbol to modify start time, end time, width, and quality.

Step 2. Launch the APP and drag your video clips to the appointed place.

Step 3. Wait for the APP converting the video clips to GIF. After conversion, the GIF file will be on your desktop.

Part 3. Make a GIF from a Video on Android

GIF Maker is an all in one free GIF application. You can make or edit free, clear, easy, fast, smooth, no watermark GIF with this APP. GIF is made from images, video, camera, and screen record. Besides, you can also use it to convert files. For example, you may convert popular file formats such as PNG, JPEG, JPG, MP4, MPEG, FLV, 3GP to the format you want.

This APP allows you to convert video clips to GIF, combine multiple images to one GIF, record video from camera and convert to GIF, record screen and convert to GIF (Android 5.0+) with high speed, high quality. You can make your GIF with a ton of features: crop, resize, speed, emoji, handwriting, filter, trim, sticker. After editing, you may share your GIF to everyone on WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, Twitter, Skype. Now, let's take a look at how you can operate it successfully.

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GIF Maker

Step 1. Open GIF Maker, choose the video you want to make a GIF from.

Step 2. Click "Edit" to add text, emoji, special effects to the video clips. You can also modify the size of the video clips here.

Step 3. Click "Save" to save the clips as a GIF. You can change GIF quality here.

Part 4. How to Make a GIF from a Video on iPhone

GIPHY CAM is one of the fastest, simplest ways to search and share GIFs and stickers across all of your favorite social channels. It's free, and you may make a GIF from a video on your own. After you have made a GIF, you may also change the size of it by cropping. Besides, you can mix two or more GIFs into one with this APP. If you are interested in this application, you may take a look at the steps below.


Step 1. Launch GIPHY CAM on your iPhone.

Step 2. Upload a video from your camera roll by tapping the Camera roll icon to the left of the red recording button.

Step 3. Once you captured or uploaded a video, tap the white arrow icon.

Step 4. Tap "Save GIF" if you're happy with how your GIF looks.

Part 5. Online Tools Help You Make a GIF from a Video

Tool 1. EZGIF

With EZGIF, you can upload your MP4, AVI, WebM, FLV, WMV, and many other popular types of video and rich media files to turn them into high-quality animated GIFs. The source video file can be uploaded from your computer or smartphone or fetched from another server by URL.

After upload, you can select the part of the video you want to cut, entering start and end time. If nothing is selected, the converter will make a GIF from the first five seconds of the video clip. If you want to change the dimensions of the GIF or crop out only part of the video, you can use resize and crop tools on the GIF after finishing the conversion. It's possible to convert transparent video (with alpha channel) to transparent GIF as well. Note the max file size is 100MB.


Step 1. Click "Select File" to import a video file you want to make GIF from. You can also paste a video URL here.

Step 2. Click "Upload Video" to modify the start time, end time, size, frame rate.

Step 3. Click "Convert to GIF" to start conversion.

Step 4. After the GIF is successfully created, you may choose to crop, resize, rotate, add effects to the GIF, and do more.

Step 5. After editing the GIF file, you may click "Save" to save it to your device.

Tool 2. Img2Go

There is almost no limitation to which kinds of videos you can convert to animated GIFs. Img2Go supports the most popular and common file formats, such as 3GP, AVI, FLV, MOV, MP4, WebM, WMV. You can even link to a freely available video on the internet, such as Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, or even Instagram.

You don't have to worry about this online GIF maker leaking your file or data. Because its servers are SSL encrypted. Thus, sending your files is 100% safe. Furthermore, it does not obtain any rights on your file or share them with a third party. Also, all files are deleted after 24 hours or 10 downloads, whichever comes first. Now, you may check the steps of the operation we prepared below.


Step 1. Upload the video.

Step 2. (optional) In the settings, you can change the size, quality, and even color of the animated GIF.

Step 3. Click on the "Start" button to start the video to GIF conversion.

Tool 3. GIFMaker.me

GIFMaker.me allows you to create animated GIFs, slideshows, and video animations with music online freely and easily. No registration required. With GIFMaker.me, you can create animated icons and avatars of yourself on Internet forums and discussion boards, share multiple screenshots in one URL, play a GIF online with sound, or share your life moments with your friends on Facebook. This online app allows you to convert virtually any videos (MP4, FLV, MOV, AVI, MPEG, WebM, 3GP, etc.) to animated GIF format.


Step 1. Click "Video to GIF" > "Upload a Video" to import the video file that you want to make GIF from. Note that you can upload up to 100MB per file.

Step 2. Modify the start time, end time, image width, image height, and frames per second below.

Step 3. Click the "Convert Now" button to convert your video file to GIF format.


To sum up, if you want to make a GIF from a video, you may just choose one tool from the article above. But you need to remember that most of the tools require some specific running system. Therefore, you may need to choose one suitable based on compatibility. For Windows users, we recommend you to download EaseUS Video Editor because it is professional and user-friendly. Making a GIF with this software could save you a lot of time.

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