Make Your Own GIF

How to make your own GIF

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format)is a simply the name for an animation made from still pictures. In the past, GIFs were produced mostly with Photoshop. Not the cheapest software around. But now, there are other ways to make your own GIFs for next to nothing.

FastCompany posted an article a while back called 7 DEAD SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR OWN GIFS by Tyler Hayes that will introduce you to some of the simplest, easiest to use products out there. There are even several for iPhones.

Other sites offering a free way to make a gif without having to register are makeagif.com, gifmaker.me or gimp.org.

  • Follow the instructions carefully.
  • You may need to download free public software. Make sure you download only what works for your computer.
  • Have the photographs or illustrations on hand and ready to work with. Edit them before you start and keep them all the same size; you’ll get a better end product if quality and size are the same.
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