GIFS are so fun, they’re the most fun! GIFS are like the moving paintings in Harry Potter. But sometimes there’s a particular part of a GIF you want to highlight or crop out. In this article I’ll show you how to resize GIFS in 3 easy steps:

  1. Upload GIF
  2. Resize your GIF
  3. Finish and share

Here’s my banana revealing itself GIF before and after I resized it:

Before Resizing
After resizing

In this version, I kept the aspect ratio the same. But I could also change the aspect ratio or crop out a certain part of the video like this:

Step 1: Upload your GIF

Have the link to your GIF handy or have it saved to your device. You can also paste a URL from a site like Giphy. Then, upload your GIF to Kapwing’s Studio. You can either look through you file browser for your GIF or paste a link from any location on the internet.

Step 2: Resize your GIF

Now that your GIF is uploaded, choose your dimensions from the right-hand side of the screen, under "Output Size." You can pick whether you want it sized for Instagram (IGTV, post, and story), Snapchat, Youtube, or Facebook (portrait, landscape, and cover). I chose 1:1 for Instagram.

A banana? In the Studio??

You can then choose your dimensions and zoom to your satisfaction. To crop a specific part of the GIF, click "Crop" from the right-hand side of the Studio window. Once you've cropped, you can also frame your GIF by adding bars of padding to the top, bottom, or sides. This way, your GIF can fit perfectly on any social media platform.

The Kapwing exact resize tool gives you even more flexibility

For ultimate flexibility and customization, you can also select "Custom Size" from the right-hand side of the Studio window. Here, you can choose from other preset aspect ratios and enter the exact dimensions, in pixels, that you would like for your GIF.

Step 3: Finish and share

When your GIF is finished processing, you can download it directly to your device or copy and paste the Kapwing link to share. You can also go back and edit the GIF's size, if you want to adjust your settings.

If you’re using a device on iOS, you’ll need to download the very small Kapwing mobile app from the App Store. The app doesn’t require any login – it’s only meant to help you download your content! To download your photo on your iPhone, just copy the URL of the download page and paste it into the URL field in the Kapwing app.

Hope you enjoyed reading this article! Let us know in the comments if you have any questions or concerns. Share your GIFs with us on social media @kapwingapp.

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