Make Any Photo to GIF (3 Methods)

Make Any Photo to GIF (3 Methods)

Make Any Photo to GIF (3 Methods)

Do you want to play a video that has been converted to a GIF? Fortunately, creating a GIF from your video is really simple and can be done on a variety of devices. It's really easy to convert a video to a GIF using mobile apps, internet, and built-in phone apps. You can learn how to produce a GIF from a video on your computer, tablet, or smartphone in this wikiHow article.

Things to Be Aware Of

  • Simple GIFs can be created with your phone's built-in photo apps.
  • Use the GIPHY website or mobile app to add captions, stickers, or other components to your GIF.
  • If the video clip is on your computer, you may also easily convert it to a GIF using the Adobe Express GIF maker.

STEP 1: iPhone and iPad shortcuts

Activate Shortcuts. On a blue background, there is an app icon that resembles two overlapping squares. Tap it.

Your video is turned into a plain GIF using this program. Use GIPHY instead if you want to include things like captions or stickers.

Press Gallery. It's in the screen's lower right corner.

Google "GIF." To do this, click the search box, which is usually hidden the term "GALLERY," and type "GIF."

Tap the shortcut for "Make GIF." On a pink tile, "Make GIF" is written.

Click Add Shortcut. On the "Make GIF" page, there is a blue button that looks like this.

Click on My Shortcuts. This will be shown in the lower left-hand corner of your screen.

Click on All Shortcuts. It will be simpler for you to locate the shortcut you just installed and is typically the top choice.

On the Make GIF tile, tap. The gallery will now start.

To convert a video into a GIF, tap it. If you are asked to provide the app access to your Photos app, tap Ok.

If you'd like, you may also utilize a live photo.

your video, please. To crop the video for the GIF, drag and drop it on the timeline.

Save the file. When you're finished trimming, tap Save to save the video as a GIF.

Using the Photos app, locate and view your GIF.

Select Done. It can be found at the bottom of your GIF preview. This method can also be used to convert Live Photos to GIFs. Instead of converting the file format to GIF, you can loop your Live Photo to make it look like a GIF. Tap to share your Live Photo from the Gallery, then choose the "Bounce/Loop" feature. Once the photo has finished playing, it will restart, giving it the GIF look without changing the file format.

STEP 2: Install the Gallery App on Android.

Navigate to the Video folder and select Gallery. This is your phone's default gallery app, and it looks like a pinwheel or flower. If you see Video at the bottom of the screen, tap it, or tap > Videos.

Tap the video that you want to convert to a GIF. It will begin playing in a new window that will take up the entire screen. Tap and choose Open in Video Player. Your screen has a three-dot menu icon in the lower right corner.

As soon as the video player opens, it will resume playing

Select GIF. This will be visible in the upper left corner of your screen.

Change the GIF. Drag the timeline's edges to adjust the length of the GIF. To increase or decrease the speed, tap the speed (the default is 1.0x).

Tap the arrow to change the direction of your GIF's video playback. If your video shows someone cannonballing into a lake, for example, tap the arrow until it points backward, and the GIF will show someone cannonballing out of the lake and onto land.

Save the file. This will save your video to your phone as a GIF. You can also share it with others by tapping Share.

STEP 3: Download the GIPHY Mobile App

Launch GIPHY. Tap the app icon, which resembles a pixelated outline of a piece of paper.

Use this method to convert an existing video into a GIF on your phone or to record a new video.

If prompted, log in.

Select Create. This can be found in the upper right corner of your screen, next to a plus sign that transforms into a camera icon.

Upload or record a video. To record a video, press the circular button (the button to switch between your front and back cameras is in the top right corner), or tap the Image icon (it looks like a mountain landscape) in the lower left corner.

Edit and embellish your GIF. If you're working with an uploaded video, make sure to trim the beginning and end by dragging and dropping the yellow timeline as needed.

Tap the bottom icons to add captions, filters, stickers, or to trim the GIF.

Select the purple arrow. The final preview of your GIF will appear.

Select Save GIF. Rather than posting your GIF to GIPHY, you can save it and share it on social media platforms such as Snapchat, Instagram, and WhatsApp. You can also save the GIF to your gallery.

STEP 4: Adobe Express Online Converter

In a web browser, navigate to This website is accessible via computer, tablet, or phone.

Adobe claims that this service is free and simple to use, but you must be signed in to use it. You can open a free account.

If the video file is on your computer, this is probably the quickest way to create a GIF.

Upload your video by clicking or tapping the button. It's at the top of the page, but it's also visible as you scroll down.

Please upload your video. You can e

ither drag and drop it into the page or open your file manager by selecting Browse on your device.

Select your GIF options. Choose the quality of your GIF (Large, Medium, or Small), then the size (landscape, portrait, or square).

Tap or click Download. When the GIF is finished downloading, your file manager will open so you can save it.

SETP 4: Website for GIPHY

In a web browser, navigate to You can do this with a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

This method supports movie files in MP4, MOV, and WebM formats.

To make a GIF, you must be logged in. You can either log in or register for a new, free account.

Tap or click Select a file from the "GIF" tile. You can upload your video and save it as a GIF as long as it is in MP4, MOV, or WebM format.

If the video you want to save as a GIF isn't on your phone or computer, but is somewhere else, such as YouTube, choose Any URL instead and paste the video's URL.

Make changes to your GIF. You'll see a preview of the GIF on the left side of the page, and you can change how it looks using the options on the right.

Drag and drop the yellow bars to change the start and stop timing of your GIF.

To create your GIF, click or tap Continue to Decorate.

Customize your GIF. To change the decoration, click or tap the tabs at the top of the page. You can customize your GIF with captions, stickers, filters, and even draw on it.

In each tab, you can change various aspects of your element, such as its animation, so don't be afraid to experiment!

To proceed, click Continue to Upload.

Include information about your GIF. If you have a source image or video that you want to link to, this is the place to do it.

Include tags for anything else you want to tag! In your video, for example, you might want to share any brands that really stand out or prove their worth.

Choose whether you want your GIF to be private or public.

Upload to GIPHY by clicking or tapping the button. While your video is being converted into GIF format, you will see a "Creating your GIF" screen. Depending on the decorations and length of your GIF, this could take a few seconds to a few minutes.

When you're finished, you'll be taken to your GIF's GIPHY page. You can embed it, share it, or save it to your collection.

To edit your GIF's privacy or other information, tap the pencil icon that appears when you hover your mouse over the video.

These are the easiest ways to make any photo / image to GIF. 

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