GIF refers to an image in the Graphics Interchange Format. Images are compiled to make a video-like file with frames loading every so often to convey an animation. Many popular videos are turned into GIFs and sometimes go wildly viral due to that. But how do you make these video GIFs?
We’ve looked at structuring a GIF out of images in Photoshop but that’s not the only way we can make these animated images. Another way is to use a video file. BlogGIF is a great website for doing this.
Steps to Create a GIF Animation from a Video Using BlogGIF
Step 1: Visit BlogGIF and choose a video file. Just click Choose File and browse for the appropriate video that should be used.
It’s best to edit the video before uploading so the size isn’t so large.
Note: The video size limit is 30 MB.
Click the Create my GIF Video button to proceed.
Step 2: Change the options for the GIF.
Select the number of frames that should be skipped between each frame. The lower the number, the close the GIF will look to the original video. As this number increases, it will look more sketchy.
Change the width of the final GIF next to the Maximum width of GIF section.
Click Submit changes to then see the results at the top of the screen.
Step 3: Save the GIF to your computer with the Download my GIF button at the top of the screen.
The image only stays on BlogGIF’s server for an hour, so you must save this to access it at a later time. Alternatively, click HTML and copy the URL:
This link will give you a definite place to access it again. Just be sure to save this information somewhere for later recall.
The final result is accessible via this link, a local GIF that you downloaded, or with the above HTML code.
Instead of created a GIF using images, try BlogGIF for making one with a video. Let us know how it turned out in the comments.