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15 apps and websites to create animated GIFs quickly

22 mayo, 2021

It is clear: more and more people want to respond in their chats based on animated GIFs, and that is why many services have included the option to search for them directly integrated into their applications. But even with these new features, the (first-world) problem of not finding the perfect GIF for the occasion continues to arise.

Therefore, we are going to show you a list of tools and websites to easily create animated GIFs, so that you are the ones who create these little works of art and sink deep into your instant messaging conversations. Let’s go there.

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MakeaGif

Makeagif

A simple website to be able to create animated GIFs from local images, webcam recordings or even YouTube videos, among others.

Grackle

Grackle

We talked a while ago about this application for Windows (and now also for OS X, iOS, Android, Firefox and Chrome), which specializes in generating animated GIFs from recordings of our screen.

Frinkiak

Frinkiac

This one is recent and very specific: it finds and generates animated GIFs from scenes from The Simpsons episodes. We have also discussed it recently.

Giffun

Giffun

This Mac application is a classic that has been revived with this new revolution in animated GIFs. It allows you, in a simple way, to generate an animation from several still images, even customizing the frame rate per second. Caution: your website is antediluvian.

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Gifgrabber

Formerly called GifGrabber, this Mac application has become Giphy’s official program for creating your own GIFs. Available on the Mac App Store.

GIMP

Gimp

If you use Linux and don’t want to struggle with terminal commands, the quintessential Photoshop alternative is capable of exporting image sequences into an animated GIF.

5SecondsApp

5seconds

An alternative for iOS and Android: yes, it is possible to create animated GIFs from your roll of photos.

GifX

Gifx

The option for creatives: GifX is an application for iOS that allows us to add animated color effects to our photos. Ideal for experiments.

To.be Camera

Tobe

Another application to add effects to animated GIFs that we generate quickly from our camera, for those who want to go a little further.

Recordit

Recordit

Nothing like this other application for Windows and Mac to be able to quickly record small sequences of our screen and export them in the form of animated GIF.

Gifinator

Gifinator

If you use Android, an option to be able to create GIFs from photos of your film or the camera can be this.

Giffer

Giffer

Creation of animated GIfs from videos on iOS and also filters in the style of Instagram? Giffer is for you.

GIFMaker

Gifmaker

Everything is easier when it is automatic, but there are times when we want to be able to modify some technical details of the GIF. For those occasions, the GIFMaker website is a very good alternative.

YouTube to GIF

Youtubetogif

If you only need an animation created from a YouTube video, YouTube to GIF is a website that does just that.

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Giphy

And we finish with the classic: the Gipy website has its own section with which to create animated images from YouTube videos, local videos or even vine links. One of the most complete that exist.

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