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How to convert video to animated GIF

Once upon a time there was no easy media creator. There are tools like Photoshop, GIMP, ShotCut, OBS Studio, Freemake Video Downloader or other type of software that you can install on your computer and convert video to animated GIF. But you need to know how to use these complex tools. Also it takes some time in converting a video to animated GIF.  So these are the challenges for a beginner. Most people needs a quicker option.

Also there are multiple mobile apps that helps you in converting videos to animated GIF. But how you would convert a video that you saw in YouTube or Vine or Facebook or a movie in your computer or any video URL from compatible site?

GIFs are always enrich the visitor experience. Following are the 5 online tools, dead easy and fast to use which doesn’t require any technical knowledge.

1. GIPHY

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This online tool offers following ways to convert a video to animated GIF

– You can enter a YouTube or Vine, or video URL

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– Drag an drop from your computer

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– Browse from your computer

You will start playing once you upload the video. You can chose your clip based on “Start time”. It provides you the flexibility of choosing the duration of animated GIF in seconds, plus caption and tags. Also you can share it on social networking sites and embed into your blog or website.

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The following GIF is created from GIPHY. I have used one of YouTube video – https://youtu.be/LHX5SDe7YaA to create it.

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The GIF clarity looks good and there is no watermark. Why late? Give a try yourself.

2. MAKE A GIF

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This is another online tool that allows you to convert video to animated gif. You can chose video from various sources like YouTube, Facebook, Vine, LiveLeak, Break, Daily Motion, Intagram and many more. You can select from your computer also. But it displays watermark. The pro version allows you to created HD GIFs w/o watermark.

3. IMGUR

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Imgur is widely known for image sharing and hosting. User interface of this tool is simple and easy to use. You can simply copy a video URL and convert to GIF.

4. IMGFLIP

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This tool gives two options to create a GIF file. You can either copy and paste the address of a YouTube video into the URL bar, or you can upload your own video in almost any format from your computer. It lets you use videos upto 200 MB. But you need to upgrade to Imgeflip Pro if you want to convert a video larger than 35 MB.

5. GIFS

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You can gif anything by this online tool. Paste a URL to a video or gif right here at gifs.com. You can also upload your own.   Once you’re inside of high-tech gif editor, click any of the effect buttons. You can still go in and tweak things to your liking. When you’re all done, press the “Create Gif” button. Your gif will be ready in seconds, and you can share with whoever you want!

Following is the gif that I have created from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMBKbyDzGD8 which has wat

 

 

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