No matter how you pronounce it, the animated image standard is a hugely popular way to share content and responses online. Making them is a skill in itself, but you can easily create some good with the help of existing online video from websites like YouTube. In the past, you may need to use something like Photoshop to create animated GIF files, but it is no longer the case.
This guide teaches you how to make a GIF from a YouTube video with some simple online tools. Any of these tools you prefer will do the job well and are easy so we get you to make GIF in just a few minutes.
Option 1: GIFs.com
Step 1: Find YouTube Video You Want To Become A GIF (Maybe A NASA Archive?) And Copy Its URL.
Step 2: Navigate to GIFs.com. Paste your chosen YouTube URL into the white box on the left side of the page (double-check that you have copied the entire link to work). It will automatically detect it. If it does not work immediately, just click on the "Create" button. You can also upload your own videos to the site by clicking the "Upload" button.
Step 3: If your image has a promo ad in the lower left corner, be sure to click "X" to make it disappear (otherwise it will appear in your GIF) . Then click on the timeline below the image and select start and end times for your animated GIF. A blue bar indicates the period to be used.
You can make it as long or as short as you want, but remember the longer the animation the bigger the file size. Some places where you want to share GIF can set a limit on the size. For example, Twitter has a GIF limit of 5 MB on mobile devices and 15 MB on desktop, although 15 MB is considered to be very large for a GIF.
Then add some effects, caption or sticker if you like. You can also crop the image and add other effects. When you're satisfied click on "Create Gifs" in the top right.
] It may take some time to create the image, especially if you create a long GIF, be patient.
Step 4: The next page asks you to confirm GIF's title, as well as select any tags you want it .
Step 5: The last page allows you to download, embed or share your newly created GIF. You'll also get a preview to see what it looks like. To remove the watermark in the corner you can, but that means you sign up for the premium service that is $ 8 per month, and that's not something you need to do for the available GIF creature.
Option 2: Giphy
Another popular online GIF service is Giphy. It supports YouTube and Vimeo links, as well as manue llt created GIF files from photos. It also has a variety of options to customize your GIF, add captions and other items to do it just the way you want.
Step 1: Copy the YouTube URL you want to make a GIF from and navigate to giphy.com. Click the "Create" button in the top menu bar.
Step 2: Paste your YouTube URL into the input box at the bottom of the page.
Step 3: Select the start time and duration of your GIF and click the "Continue Decorating" button.
Step 4: Add a caption if you want, as well as any stickers of cartoon overlay. When you're satisfied, click the "Continue to upload" button.
Step 5: Wait for GIF to be created. If it is long it may take a few minutes. Once you're completely created, click the "Upload to GIPHY" button to publish it.
Step 6: You can now use available links to download your new GIF, copy it, embed it on a site, and more!