How to Make a GIF on Computer and Smartphone: 3 Easy Ways

How to Make a GIF on Computer and Smartphone: 3 Easy Ways

Unique Gif photos on social networking sites are no longer strange to everyone. But do you know how to create unique Gif photos on your computer or smartphone? Learn how to quickly create Gif images with Photoshop and Giphy below.

1. How to make GIFs with Giphy

There are many automated services online that can create GIFs, such as Ezgif, Gfycat, Animated GIF Maker, and Giphy, but the most prominent is Giphy. It has a large theme library, is easy to use and easy to share in many different ways.

Here's how you can make GIFs in Giphy:

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Click Create in the upper right corner.

Step 3: You will see three options available, allowing you to create GIFs from images or videos that you can upload. Alternatively, you can enter the URL for any online video, for example, Youtube or Vimeo. Video must be under 100MB or 15 seconds long.

Step 4: Use the slider to choose the start time and duration of the GIF.

Step 5: Select Continue to decorate. You can now customize GIFs with captions, filters, stickers, and drawings.

Step 6: Select Continue to upload when finished.

Step 7: Select your tag and press Upload to Giphy.

2. How to make a GIF on mobile

You can still create GIFs with Giphy on your smartphone, but it's much more convenient if you use the app. There are many applications that can create GIFs on smartphones, here are some suggestions for you:

3. How to make GIFs with Photoshop

If you want to be more professional, you can make GIFs on Photoshop. The software is professional and quite expensive, but it does give you more power to customize GIFs as your preference.

Here’s how to make GIFs on Photoshop:

Step 1: Open Photoshop on your computer.

Step 2: Click File.

Step 3: Select Import Video Frames To Layers

Step 4: Choose a video and click Open.

Step 5: If you want to convert the entire video to a GIF, set the From Beginning To End option.

Step 6: To trim a video, select Selected Range Only and use the trim tools to specify the start and end time of the GIF. You can also limit the frames rate.

Step 7: Now you can edit layers/frames like any other image in Photoshop along with some other options like color correction, exposure, contrast, highlights.

Step 8: When you're done editing, choose File Export Save For Web (Legacy) or just click Save to save your GIF.

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