GIFs or animated images are breaking still waters as it personalizes our reactions over the web. GIFs have actually been around back in the 90’s but it has made a grand comeback in 2015. GIFs started as tiny clipart images which have now evolved into an artistic cross between image and video which is very different from the GIFs people had been exposed to 25 years ago.
The use of GIFs is now considered very important especially in social media. GIFs are perfect when you want to capture attention in an instant because the loop between image and video is certainly attention-grabbing (without trying too hard).
GIF integration has been popular especially on Twitter, Buzzfeed, and Tumblr and exchanges of GIFs have become a trend. Passing these GIFs around social media circles boost web presence and branding prominence too.
While images are awesome, GIFs beat pictures at their game because these are like mini-videos that tell stories in a matter of seconds.
The ongoing rise on GIF trend is now calling for more social media sites to provide GIF support. With different apps available like Gifboom, Photoshop, GIMP, and Cinemagram, you can now easily create your own GIFs. Here’s a quick guide on how to make a GIF from videos and images:
Using Jiffy – If you want to make quick GIFs without cleaning up images or subtitles then this is the GIF maker for you. This is a chrome extension.
Using GIMP – This is a free and open source type of photo editor that resembles the features of Photoshop. This is dubbed to the one of the most versatile and popular photo editing suites that you can get at zero costs. This is created for Linux, Mac, and Windows users.
You need both GIMP GAP and GIMP to create GIFs. To create GIFs from videos, here’s what you need to do: