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GIF Maker

Make your own animated GIFs and edit them all in one place

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Easily make the perfect animated GIF

GIFs can be used almost anywhere photos can, from viral meme formats and profile pictures to reaction comments and video clips. Whether you want to start with a video, photos, other GIFs, or text, the Kapwing Studio lets you record, create, edit, and download GIF files quickly.

Kapwing is a powerful, all-in-one GIF editor that supports the plethora of tasks that you'd like to do to edit your GIF, while at the same time being easy enough that anyone can get started. What's more, if you don't have a GIF to edit, you can use Kapwing's plugins to discover new GIFs to create and share with your friends.

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How to Make a GIF Online

GIF Maker
  1. Add video, GIFs, and images

    Make a GIF from your own content. Easily upload your favorite media, or just paste a link.

  2. Edit your GIF

    Drag and drop your media into the right order. You can also change the size and shape of your output GIF. When you’re ready, export and set the format to GIF.

  3. Share your video

    Download your new video and share directly on social media. Get ready for higher engagement!

Animated GIF Maker Made for Everyone

Brilliantly capture the little moments of emotion and reaction. GIFs have become an essential part of our every day language. With Kapwing's online GIF editor, creators can now easily make GIFs from videos, images, or even just text.

Make GIFs for Instagram, Discord, Twitter, and Reddit to share perfectly react to post, strengthen your own tone, or highlight your online personality. Using this GIF maker, you can make GIFs from YouTube or your own images in seconds. Simply paste the YouTube video link to make a GIF out of a video or upload multiple images and adjust the time duration of your GIF. Go further as to add text, transitions, animations, images, crops, filters, and speed adjustments to enhance your content. Remember that animated GIFs will not play sound, so converting a video into a GIF will remove any sound from the video file.

Kapwing also supports a large library of text animations as well as special effects that you can apply to your GIF. You can remove the background of a video, for example, and add a different background to convert to a funny GIF to share with friends. These animated files are ideal for quick comments, meme formats, and in-text video embeds.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the best free GIF maker?
While there are many sites that let you find GIFs, Kapwing is the only website that supports creating, recording, editing, and exporting GIFs all in one single platform. The combination of ease of use and powerful editing features are what lead reviewers to trust Kapwing with a 4.9+ rating on Google Reviews. Kapwing works with no ads, and is completely free and online. Simple GIFs can be created and repurposed within seconds without any software downloads or installations. Out of the many GIF creators online, creators agree that Kapwing is a clear choice.
How do I make my own GIF?
Many GIFs are small segments of videos that have been trimmed and then converted into a GIF, or 'Graphics Interchange Format' image. To make their own GIF, creators often start with a video, usually a popular one from YouTube or live television. This video is then broken down into a short segment that varies from 1 to 30 seconds. Many times, GIFs capture a very brief scene or moment of time that has a powerful reaction or evokes a strong emotion from the viewer. Once a video is trimmed and converted to a GIF format, it becomes a true GIF that can be shared and posted on social media platforms.
How do you make a GIF with pictures?
A GIF made from still pictures is similar to a slideshow video, but exported in a GIF format. To make this type of GIF slideshow, you'll need to find a reliable online GIF editor that supports stitching clips together. One great option is Kapwing, which allows creators to append images together into a video format using a timeline editor. This lets creators specify the duration of each image as well as move the images around to best fit what they want in their completed GIF. By uploading the various images, assembling them in order, and exporting as a GIF, creators can make a GIF from still pictures.
How do I make GIFs interesting?
Since GIFs are short file formats, creators need to focus on making shareworthy and relevant content to get the most interesting final GIFs. Often times, shareworthiness comes from a memorable moment or a emotional reaction. Many of the best GIF creators focus on moments from big events, like the Grammy's or the Superbowl. Other GIFs contain something funny or unusually, like a cat playing the piano. The most interesting GIFs will always immediately catch a viewer's attention and result in the GIF being widely shared on social media.

What's different about Kapwing?

Easy
Easy
Start creating immediately with thousands of templates and copyright free videos, images, music, and GIFs. Repurpose content from the internet by pasting a link.
Free
Free
Kapwing is completely free to start. Just upload a video and start editing. Supercharge your editing workflow with our powerful online tools.
Accessible
Accessible
Automatically subtitle and translate videos with our AI-powered Subtitler tool. Caption your videos in seconds, so that no viewers get left behind.
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Online
Kapwing is cloud based, which means your videos are wherever you are. Use it on any device and access your content anywhere in the world.
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We don't serve ads: we're committed to building a quality, trustworthy website. And we will never spam you nor sell your information to anyone.
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Kapwing works hard to help make the content you want, when you want it. Get started on your project today.
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