GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) is becoming popular these days on social media.Everyone is using them because of their compact size and versatility and their ability to show animation.But have you ever wondered how they are created.Let me explain the concept behind this. GIF images are bitmap image format that was developed by US-based software writer Steve Wilhite while working at the internet service provider CompuServe in 1987.It is formed by merging many images in different time frames such that the whole image appears to be actually moving.
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Here are some of the best tools to create awesome GIFs for free :
Search, Discover, Share, and Create Animated GIFs | GIPHY
As it name suggests this is an awesome tool to create GIF images for free and you can also search other images in their database.It also has the feature to find GIF’s with the latest and newest hashtags! You can also see trending GIF images and share them with your friends on Social media.
2.Animated GIF Editor and GIF maker
This tool is an online tool to create and edit gifs. You can easily upload and edit images for free. It also has the feature to Create, crop, resize, reverse, optimize and split animated gifs with ease.
This tool has many cool features and you can download it from it’s official website.
Some of the features are :
- Support for opening AVI, MP4, WEBM, and MKV videos
- Added pomf.se as a upload provider to upload webms and gifs up to 50MB
- A selection window for specifying the start time and duration of the video to open
- Frame limit to 65 FPS
- Uploads now provide the true file name
- Quality changes the bitrate on webms for further optimization
- Highest = 5000k Bitrate
High = 4000k Bitrate
Medium = 3000k Bitrate
Low = 2000k Bitrate
You can definitely give it a try although this is not completely free.
GIFMaker.me allows you to create animated gifs for free.It also has the feature to create slideshows and video animations with music.
5.Animated Gif Maker and Gif Editor
This tool has altogether changed the way i looked earlier at GIFs.You can do amazing things with this tool, Just put a URL and click on the create button it will create GIF image for you.It has a drag and drop feature as well that even a kid can now create these images.Still not convinced go and check out it’s official website.
These tools are pretty good in handling and creating awesome GIFs but there are more which i will update very soon.If you have any other tools plz comment below, I will be happy to include them on my list.