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MP4 to GIF Converter

Turn any MP4 video into an animated GIF file
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A fast and free MP4 to GIF converter

Want to take a short clip from an MP4 video and turn it into a GIF? Or make a video’s file size smaller and easier to play and share across various platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, email, and websites? Add our free MP4 to GIF converter to your arsenal of video tools.

Kapwing’s all-in-one video editor lets you work fast—convert MP4 video files to GIFs in just a few clicks, without compromising video resolution and quality. When you’re done, you’ll be able to instantly download your new GIF and upload to your socials, or share the link with your colleagues and friends for them to copy, edit, comment, and share in real time.

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How to convert MP4 to GIF

How to convert MP4 to GIF
  1. Upload your MP4
    Upload or drag and drop your video file (or multiple video files) in the Kapwing studio. If the video is currently hosted on YouTube, you can upload it using its URL.
  2. Clip and edit
    If you want to convert a specific part of the video, trim and adjust until it’s just right. You can also tweak other details as needed, like aspect ratio, frame rate, rotation, and brightness.
  3. Export your new GIF
    When you’re done, click “Export Project” and select “GIF.” You can also edit resolution and compression level. Then download your finished GIF or share it with colleagues and friends via Kapwing’s unique link.

MP4 to GIF conversion made easy

A faster, better way to convert MP4 to GIF

Kapwing was designed to be simple, speedy, and convenient for today’s user. It’s all on the cloud, so your device’s storage and memory will be freed up. Store all your video files and other media for free in your personal library, and share with just a few clicks.

Convert MP4 to GIF, then collaborate

Collaborate with your team to get more work done faster. Once you’ve created your GIFs, share links for them to copy, share, and comment on in real time. It’s teamwork without the bottlenecks.

MP4 to GIF converter and all-in-one editor

You can convert an MP4 to GIF and be done. Or you can use more than 100 editing tools to add or remove content, subtitles, transitions, and effects. Your creativity is your only limit.

Convert MP4 to GIF without losing quality

Many MP4 to GIF converters will result in poor resolution, creating a final product that leaves much to be desired. Kapwing’s compression algorithms and settings help to reduce loss and keep as much video resolution as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I convert MP4 to GIF high resolution?

The best way to convert MP4 video files to GIFs while maintaining a high resolution is to use a professional-grade editing tool like Kapwing. Kapwing allows you to maintain the quality of your video resolution and transfer it to your GIF file, so that your final product is comparably crisp and clean. No more blurry or grainy GIFs.

Why is GIF heavier than MP4?

There are a few reasons that a GIF may be heavier, or larger in file size, than an MP4. One reason is the compression algorithm used to create the files: a GIF typically won’t be compressed, meaning that the size won’t be made smaller. GIFs also support features that MP4s don’t, like transparency and animation. These can make the file heavier. You can make a GIF lighter by doing things like reducing the frame rate or changing compression settings.

How do I optimize a GIF without losing quality?

Because of the way GIFs are created, it can be tough to optimize a GIF without losing quality—unless you have specialized video tools like Kapwing. When compressing, these tools allow you to do things like reduce dimensions, change the aspect ratio, limit colors, and reduce the frame rate. These can all contribute to a GIF that’s optimized but comparable in quality.

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