You may have heard of GIFs, but you might still not know what they are. GIFs are short videos that loop over and over again. They can be used for all sorts of things, like showing off your dance moves to friends or describing a bad date over text message. But if you want to make your own GIFs or edit existing ones, you’ll need some help: a GIF editor.
Luckily, this article is just for you! We will introduce you to two easy methods to create GIFs online and offline!
How to Edit a GIF in Flixier
If you would like to edit your GIFs online, we have a recommendation of a GIF editor app you might want to try: Flixier. With this cloud-powered editing tool, you can make any changes to your GIFs without needing a powerful computer, all in your browser and with no slowdowns.
Step 1: Choose, Import, or Upload a Video
To begin the video conversion process, click the blue “Get Started” button. Then, drag a video from your files into Flixier’s video editor, import one from sites like Google Drive and YouTube, or browse the video library until you find one that fits your GIF idea.
Step 2: Edit the Video
Customization is what makes your GIF stand out. If your chosen video is too long, too fast, too slow, or needs color touch-ups and modifications, be sure to modify it until it has the length, playback speed, and look you desire. Flixier allows you to cut and trim your GIFs to make the ideal loop! The Timeline provides you complete control over your material and allows you to make accurate cuts right down to the frame, making it simple to generate GIFs that loop properly and give the sense of perfect continuity.
Step 3: Export Your Newly Created GIF
This is the section where your video is converted into a new GIF. Click the blue “Export” button in the upper right corner of the screen, then select “GIF” from the “Save as…” menu.
If you want a certain frame rate of 10, 20, or 25 frames per second, return to the “Projects” tab, right-click the project you worked on, and select “Export video.” When the new menu opens, choose “Save as: GIF”, then select one of the FPS presets and click the blue “Export Video” button to download your GIF.
How to Edit a GIF in Adobe Photoshop
If you want to edit a GIF file, you can also give Adobe Photoshop a try. Adobe Photoshop is one of the most popular image editors for both professionals and amateurs alike. While it’s also known as a photo editor, you can also use it to edit GIFs.
You can download Adobe Photoshop from the Adobe website and install it on your computer. Once installed, open up Photoshop and then open the file that contains your GIF animation (or create one from scratch).
Once you’ve opened up your file in Photoshop, go to File > Save For Web & Devices in order to save your file as a GIF animation. This allows you to edit it further before sharing with friends!
When saving as a GIF animation in Adobe Photoshop, choose whether to flatten layers when exporting files; this will determine whether any transparency effects remain when viewing them online (make sure not every item has its own layer!).
Edit Your GIFs and Share Them with Your Friends!
A GIF can say more than words. Now that you know how to create your own GIF materials, it’s time to put the knowledge into practice. Edit your GIFs and use them as conversation starters when talking with your friends!