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[Free Download] JPEG to GIF Converters for Windows/Mac/Android/iPhone/Online Users

Melissa updated on Jul 22, 2020 to Video Editing Tips | How-to Articles

Seeing too many static pictures, sometimes people need to make the normal JPEG images livelier. Converting common pictures into GIFs is a good idea to do this. In order to convert JPEG to GIF, you need a file converter. In this article, we give you the detailed tutorial of how to turn JPEG into GIF on different devices and nine useful file converters. You may choose one tool compatible with your device.

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Part 1. Convert JPEG to GIF on Windows

If you want to convert a JPEG to GIF on Windows, you must consider EaseUS Video Editor before you make a move. This video editing software is designed for beginners. Therefore, it is quite easy-to-use. Even if you don't have much experience in editing a video, you can use this application easily.

With this video editor, you can not only convert JPEG to GIF but also crop, mix, split a video. Moreover, you can use it to make a slideshow with music, make an instructional video, etc. It can almost meet all your needs in editing a video and converting file formats. Now, we will show you how to use it to convert JPEG to GIF with detailed steps.

Step 1. Open EaseUS Video Editor, and then drag and drop the image into the media tab. Since GIF images should have a proper sequence, make sure to add them in the correct order. You can always rearrange them later.

Add images to EaseUS Video Editor

Step 2. To make the final GIF effective, you can edit the images. Right-click on any of the files and click on the edit option from the menu. The editor then allows you to change the contrast, saturation, the brightness of the images. If you want a picture to stay a little longer, you can adjust the timing.

Edit GIF for color correction

Step 3. The last step is to export the images into GIF format. Click on the Export button, and then choose GIF format. To make sure the quality of the Gif file is excellent, click on the configuration icon to set up the highest quality. Then finally export it. The time of processing will depend on the number of images and size.

Export Images to GIF

Part 2. Convert JPEG to GIF on Mac

There are two image converters that are compatible with Mac.

Tool 1. Image Converter

Image Converter is an indispensable and incredibly easy to use utility app for all your crucial image conversion requirements. It allows images to be compressed in order to reduce their overall file size. With this application, you can convert image file formats between JPEG, PNG, and GIF. It is able to do the above to either individual images one at a time or batch process multiple images simultaneously on your computer. Note that it requires OS X 10.9 or later, 64-bit processor.

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Step 1. Launch Image Converter and drag & drop the JPEG file you want to convert to GIF.

Step 2. Choose GIF as the output format.

Step 3. (Optional) Resize the file as you want. Change the width and height of the GIF.

Step 4. Save the converted file to your device.

Download link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/image-converter-for-png-jpeg-gif/id1168928374?mt=12

Tool 2. Preview

You can convert many different image file formats in Mac OS X for free using the included Preview application. There is no need to download additional tools or do anything overly complex. This software supports the following file types and will convert between any of them: GIF, ICNS, JPEG, JPG, JPEG-2000, Microsoft BMP, Microsoft Icon, OpenEXR, PDF, Photoshop (PSD), PICT, PNG, SGI, TGA, TIFF. The conversion between JPEG and GIF can be realized by following the steps below.


Step 1. Open the image file that you want to convert within Preview.

Step 2. From the "File" menu, navigate down to "Save As" (or choose "Export").

Step 3. Select the new file format you want the image converted to from the "Format" drop-down list.

Step 4. (Optional) Change the save destination, like the Desktop, for the newly converted image file to appear.

Step 5. Click "Save" to save and convert the image to the new format.

Part 3. Convert JPEG to GIF on Android

There are two image converters that are compatible with Android.

Tool 1. GIF Maker

GIF Maker is a completely free application, which does not include any watermark and is committed to maintaining this mode forever. It allows you to create animated GIFs in a simple way. After making GIFs, you may share these files via social network, message applications, and email. With the help of GIF Maker, everyone can easily make interesting animated GIF files. This application can mainly convert video to GIF, convert recorded screen to GIF, convert images to GIF, and convert GIF to videos or pictures. Note that it requires Android 5.0 and up.

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Step 1. Open GIF Maker on your android phone and click "GIF".

Step 2. Select the JPEG file from your phone.

Step 3. (Optional) Crop, rotate and flip the output file as you like.

Step 4. Save the edited file as GIF.

Download link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gif.gifmaker&hl=en

Tool 2. GIF Maker & Editor

GIF Maker & Editor is an all-in-one free GIF application. With this application, you can make or edit no watermark animated GIF free and fast. It can convert video clips to GIF, combine multiple images to one GIF, record video from camera and convert it to GIF, and record screen and convert it to GIF (requires Android 5.0+). Note that it requires Android 4.1 and up.

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Step 1. Open GIF Maker & Editor on your phone and click the "Images to GIF" button.

Step 2. Select the JPEG files that you want to convert to GIF.

Step 3. Click "Convert" to start conversion.

Step 4. Save the GIF to your phone.

Download link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.media.zatashima.studio&hl=en

Part 4. Convert JPEG to GIF on iPhone

There are two image converters that are compatible with iPhone.

Tool 1. JPEG, PNG, Image file converter

This is an application for converting image file formats to JPEG or PNG. Moreover, JPEG, JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, TGA, HEIF (.HEIC) are also supported as a source file. Note that it requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Step 1. Install and open JPEG, PNG, Image file converter on your iPhone.

Step 2. Select the JPEG file that you want to convert to GIF.

Step 3. Click "Convert & Save" and choose "Save as GIF".

Download link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/jpeg-png-image-file-converter/id666317434

Tool 2. GIF Maker – ImgPlay

If you want to make GIF with a free GIF creator APP on iPhone and iPad, ImgPlay will be your favorite go-to APP for gif and video making. With this APP, you can easily customize GIFs when you make GIFs from video, Live Photo & burst. You can also combine and caption GIFs to make funny memes. If your GIF is ready, you can share it with iMessage, Messenger, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr directly. Note that it requires iOS 10.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Step 1. Install and open GIF Maker – ImgPlay on your iPhone.

Step 2. Select the JPEG file that you want to convert to GIF.

Step 3. Save the JPEG file as GIF on your phone.

Download link: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/gif-maker-imgplay/id989843523

Part 5. Convert JPEG to GIF Online

There are two image converters that are operating online. If you don't want to download any software, you may choose an online file converter to use.

Tool 1. Online-Convert

With Online-Convert, you may upload your images to convert them from various image formats to GIF. You can also upload video clips and generate animated GIFs from them using this online converter. Optionally, you may select options to enhance the image or apply digital effects. The operation is quite simple. You just need to follow the steps below.

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Step 1. Click "Choose Files" to select a JPEG file from your computer. You may also drag and drop the JPEG file to the blank box.

Step 2. Click "Start conversion" to let the program convert JPEG to GIF for you.

Step 3. When the conversion is ended, you can save the GIF to your computer.

Tool 2. Ezgif

GIF maker allows you to instantly create your own animated GIFs by combining separated image files as frames. It can produce GIFs of high-quality and free-of-watermarks or attribution, which makes this tool ideal for developers and content creators. GIF maker can also be used to edit, shorten, or merge together existing GIFs. Thus, it can meet both your demand of converting JPEG to GIF and edit the converted GIF files.


Step 1. Click "Choose Files" to select a JPEG file from your computer.

Step 2. After the file is uploaded, click "Upload and make a GIF".

Step 3. Toggle range of frames, choose GIF options and effects on the next page.

Step 4. Click "Make a GIF" and wait for the conversion.


All in all, there are many tools that can help you convert JPEG to GIF on different systems. You may choose one based on compatibility or your specific need. Among all the programs, it's safe to say that EaseUS Video Editor is the best choice for Windows users. If you want to download it, just click the blue button below.

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