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Splice, trim, cut to edit the length of GIFs

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Splice, trim, cut to edit the length of GIFs

Sometimes, the animated GIFs we want to send in our friends’ group chat or to our coworkers who need a 3-second tutorial is too long. Your GIF might play for 10 seconds, then loop, when the message of your GIF is actually within the first 3 seconds.

In only a few clicks, you can split GIFs to shorten its duration using Kapwing’s online GIF trimmer. This GIF trimmer allows you to cut the length of GIFs so you can share, react, and express your messages through GIFs on any platform online.

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How to Trim or Cut a GIF Online

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  1. Upload your GIF

    Upload a GIF directly from your computer or phone or by pasting a link to the GIF.

  2. Trim or Split GIF

    Add a duration to the GIF to see its timeline, move the playhead where you want to cut, then split. Delete the unwanted parts of your GIF to make your GIF shorter.

  3. Download and Share

    Export your GIF when it’s at your desired duration, then download it and share with anyone online.

The Easiest Way to Cut Animated GIFs

Quickly cut GIFs in seconds so you can continue conversations, react to certain messages, or help a teammate out with a 3-second tutorial. Most GIF cutters online have file size limits of only 50MB, but Kapwing’s GIF cutter supports up to 250MB GIFs, images, and videos for free.

With Kapwing’s GIF cutter, also known as a GIF trimmer, you can shorten any GIF and cut down its duration. This GIF trimmer lets you determine the exact frame you want to cut your GIF and split with only two clicks, or one keyboard shortcut (S). If you need to cut a part of a GIF out, you can also use crop a GIF. Kapwing is an all-in-one content editor where you can do anything to a GIF including trimming, cutting, or splicing GIFs. At the end of the day, trimming GIFs shouldn’t take longer than the GIF itself.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I cut out part of a GIF?
To cut out part of a GIF, you need a GIF editor with a trimming or cutting tool. Using a GIF cutter, find sections you want to cut out of your GIF, split them, then delete the unwanted parts of the GIF. Keep in mind when you cut out part of a GIF, the duration will change, making the GIF smaller in both file size and length.
Can I edit the length of a GIF?
Yes! You can use a GIF editor or GIF cutter to edit the length of a GIF. While there are many GIF editing tools you can use that only focus on editing the length of your GIF, an all-in-one video editor that supports videos, images, and GIFs can be more helpful as you’ll have more ways to edit your content. When you edit the length of a GIF, note that you’re editing the duration of your GIF. Make sure you’re not making your GIF too short for people to watch, since GIF loops can become overwhelming at times.
How do you shorten the length of a GIF?
Shorten the length of a GIF by editing its time duration or by trimming the GIF itself with a GIF cutter. A good tip to remember is that the recommended time duration of a GIF is 3-8 seconds. This allows enough time for viewers to find the value in the GIF without losing interest or feeling like the GIF’s automatic loop happens too quickly, too often.

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