GIF Maker

Instantly create your own animated GIFs and edit them all in one place

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Create GIFs from video and audio instantly

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, GIFs, or text, Kapwing’s GIF Maker lets you record, edit and create animated GIFs 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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  1. Upload images or video clips

    Make a GIF from your own content. Easily upload images, video clips, or more GIFs to stitch together.

  2. Edit your GIF

    Arrange the video clips or images in the desired order. Edit your GIF with 50+ GIF maker tools to add music, enhance the GIF quality, or turn your GIF into a video

  3. Export and download GIF

    When you’re ready, set the output setting as a GIF format and export. Download your own GIF file or simply save your own GIF link to easily send later.

Never worry about file size again with Kapwing’s GIF Maker

Brilliantly capture the little moments of emotion and reaction. GIFs have become an essential part of our everyday language. With Kapwing's animated GIF Maker, easily make GIFs from videos, images, or even just text. Start making your GIF creation process 10x easier from start to finish.

Create GIFs to send on all messaging apps

Make GIFs for Instagram, Discord, Twitter, and Reddit to share perfect reactions to post, strengthen your own tone, or highlight your online personality. Using this free GIF maker, you can create GIFs from YouTube videos or your own GIF images in seconds. Simply paste the link to make a GIF from YouTube or select 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. 

Start creating high quality animated GIFs with smoother animation

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 6,000+ users to trust Kapwing with a 4.9+ rating on Google Reviews. Kapwing works with no ads, and is completely free and online. Because of this, we recommend Kapwing as the ideal GIF creator to use online. 

How do I make my own GIF online?

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. Oftentimes, shareworthiness comes from a memorable moment or an emotional reaction. If you’re a GIF creator, you know you have to focus on moments from big events, like the Grammy's or the Superbowl. Other GIFs contain something funny or unusual, 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?

Start creating immediately with thousands of templates and copyright free videos, images, music, and GIFs. Repurpose content from the internet by pasting a link.
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