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GIF Compressor

Maintain quality and compress GIFs online

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Reduce GIF files without losing quality

Kapwing’s online GIF compressor gives you full control over your GIF from beginning to end. Reduce GIF file sizes without a loss in overall quality by adjusting the resolution output for your GIF. What's more, our online GIF shrinker also lets you adjust the overall dimensions of a GIF to reduce its file size.

Kapwing can be used on any device, allowing you to compress GIFs on iPhone, Android, MacOS, Windows, and many more. No need to download any apps or hefty software like Premiere Pro or Photoshop. Use this GIF compressor directly in your web browser to reduce GIF file size and have full control over your GIF.

Why did we build a free GIF compressor? Because it shouldn’t be difficult to compress GIFs, images, or videos, especially when they’re being used inside popular communities to communicate and connect with others online. Try Kapwing's GIF optimizer to compress GIFs to whatever file size you need—including 8MB for Discord emotes or 128KB for Slack animated emoji.

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How to Compress a GIF Online

How to Compress a GIF Online
  1. Upload a GIF

    Upload your own GIF or paste a link to the GIF you want to compress.

  2. Compress your GIF

    Click “Export Project,” and adjust the “Compression Level” slider to compress your GIF.

  3. Export and share

    Hit “Export as GIF” and Kapwing will process and compress your GIF with the file size and resolution you selected.

Everything you need to optimize your GIFs

Compress GIF files to share anywhere

“You’ve exceeded the file size limit!” That's the worst message to get when you're trying to share a GIF. With Kapwing, that problem is a thing of the past. Kapwing’s online GIF compressor reduces your GIF size while also letting you adjust the GIF resolution. Start compressing GIFs so you can share them with anyone on any social media or community platform, including Discord, Twitch, Twitter, WhatsApp, and more.

Why do GIFs matter? Because sometimes text and emojis don’t express exactly how we feel when we message someone or react to something. Kapwing's GIF optimizer ensures you can use the right GIF at the right time wherever you spend your time online. You always have complete control over your content with Kapwing, including when creating GIFs.

Resize GIFs to the perfect dimensions

Is your GIF still too large, even after compressing it? The problem may be the GIF's overall size—some GIFs are shared online with huge dimensions, which in turn increases their file size. Don't worry, Kapwing can help you with this, too.

Our tool features a handy GIF resizer, which lets you change the overall dimensions of a GIF or crop the edges so the GIF fits your needed size perfectly. Edit your GIF with Kapwing to resize or reframe the dimensions and reduce the file size, all in just a few clicks.

Make GIFs from scratch in any size

There's more! Kapwing also includes a fully-featured GIF maker that you can use to create GIF files from any existing media. You can make a GIF from almost any existing media type: convert videos to GIFs, images to GIFs, screen recordings to GIFs, and more in seconds within the Kapwing editor. Or, you can combine GIFs together to create an entirely new animated GIF.

Do you have an existing GIF that you want to modify? Great! Kapwing allows you to add music or sounds to GIFs, add borders, add text, add filters, and even add images, watermarks, or logos to your GIFs as an overlay. Kapwing also features cutting-edge AI image generation and editing tools that you can apply to GIFs as well—change anything you want in your GIFs.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I reduce the file size of a GIF?

To reduce the file size of a GIF, you can use a GIF compressor. A GIF compressor allows you to upload your video and compress the video into a smaller file to make it easier to edit, share, and send with others online. You can use either a GIF compressor or a GIF optimizer to shrink the size of your GIF to 250MB, 15MB, 10MB, or even 8MB. Keep in mind that compressing a GIF runs the risk of losing some quality, but Kapwing’s GIF compressor gives you full control over the GIF compression process, resolution output, and more. 

Can GIFs be compressed?

Yes! GIFs can be compressed the same way videos and images can be. Use a GIF compressor to shrink GIFs down to the file size you need. A great tool to use is Kapwing since we're an all-in-one video editor that allows you to compress GIFs, videos, and images without losing control over quality. 

How do I compress a GIF in Discord?

If you want to create Discord emotes or simply want to share a GIF, use a GIF compressor for Discord that allows you to reduce GIF file size without losing quality. While there are other GIF compressors online, most are unreliable, filled with aggressive advertisements, and window pop-ups. In this case, use Kapwing’s secure GIF compressor to compress a GIF for Discord while still controlling its output size and resolution quality.

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