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    Vimeo

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    Hemant Jayaraman
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "very popular website to watch and share videos"
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      Imgur

      Imgur is a website that offers various media content available across the internet. It was created by Alan Schaaf and launched on February 23, 2009. The website has a gallery, as well as an online GIF maker.

      Websites

      Free

      AR
      Arthur Richards
      Written on April 21, 2017
      "Imgur is a pretty popular image hosting service, but I didn't know they had GIF makers. Similar to the image hosting portion of Imgur, it was easy and intuitive to use...."
      AR
      Arthur Richards
      Written on April 21, 2017
      "Imgur is a pretty popular image hosting service, but I didn't know they had GIF makers. Similar to the image hosting portion of Imgur, it was easy and intuitive to use. I'd use it again when I want more GIFs made."
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      Alan Hawkins
      Written on February 15, 2017
      "The imgur site is very easy to use for making any gif from any video. Just by simply copy and pasting the link from the video I want to use it gives me access to creating gifs in a very intuitive interface."
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      Terry Gomez
      Written on March 17, 2017
      "This site makes it very easy to make your own gifs and share them. I love that you can choose to share them publicly or keep them private."
    2. 186
      GIPHY
      Giphy is the best way to discover and create GIFs on your Mac. Simple, powerful, free, and easy enough for pretty much everyone and even a few small mammals.
      Websites

      Free

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      Philip Jenkins
      Written on March 17, 2017
      "I love posting GIFs in messages and forums, and often wish I could make my own. I decided to check out the app that Giphy offers through their website. It works well, and I..."
      PJ
      Philip Jenkins
      Written on March 17, 2017
      "I love posting GIFs in messages and forums, and often wish I could make my own. I decided to check out the app that Giphy offers through their website. It works well, and I like that it is offered through the mac app store as well."
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      Nathan King
      Written on February 26, 2017
      "I feel there is no better place for gifs. It helped me a lot in trying to create content for my website."
      AG
      Amanda Gomez
      Written on January 28, 2017
      "Looking for ways to create GIFs on your Mac? Look no further, check this out!"
    3. 171
      Whom
      Whom is an app that enables you to create your own GIFs and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram but also iMessage, Whatsapp and Messenger.
      Apps

      iOS

      Free

      JM
      Jeffrey Morales
      Written on April 29, 2017
      "Whom is the first app that enables you to create your own GIFs and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram but also iMessage, Whatsapp and Messenger. this service lets you..."
      JM
      Jeffrey Morales
      Written on April 29, 2017
      "Whom is the first app that enables you to create your own GIFs and share them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram but also iMessage, Whatsapp and Messenger. this service lets you be creative and innovative and it is really fun and easy to use. I think it is a worthwile tool. I would recommend this to everyone who is creative."
      AF
      Ashley Fields
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "I enjoy making GIFs to share with my friends and family. Whether it's funny jokes or meaningful quotations. Unlike other apps of its kind "Whom" makes it fun to create GIFs to share across a multitude of social media sites."
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      Christopher Foster
      Written on February 19, 2017
      "With so many GIF makers out there, it can be hard t o find one that works well all around. Whom gives me everything I need and want and is amazing! Making and editing GIFS are so easy now! Highly recommended."

    WHAT’S THE MEANING?

    Graphics Interchange Format (widely known as GIF) is a bitmap image format developed by the American computer scientist Steve Wilhite in June 1987. These files are easily identified by the file extension name ‘.gif’ attached to the file name. It features solid color, text, and simple shapes. Long before the emergence of animated GIFs, the traditional ones were commonly used for buttons, icons, and banners, for they do not have a complex design.

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Did you know that GIF became the biggest digital marketing trend in 2017? Yes, you read that right. This simple kind of bitmap image has found its way in the marketing industry in the previous year by offering more than just an entertainment value. Some of the big names in the business industry are now utilizing gifs in their social media strategy because according to Reuters, 2018 will be the year of visual communication. And this is backed up by sources that say people retain 65% of information if it is paired with a relevant image. 

    However, inasmuch as it is making a hit in the market, it still has some drawbacks. One of which is its resolution. Since gifs are bitmap images, they are resolution dependent—it means when they are resized, there is a very high chance that their resolution or quality would decrease.

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      Clippy
      With Clippy you can make gifs and short video clips from any video on the web. You can easily add text, emojis or stickers, on top of the gifs and clips.
      Apps

      iOS

      Free

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      Carl Bates
      Written on April 15, 2017
      "I wish I had known about this app before! I've struggled for the past several years trying to get short moving video clip art and GIF's to work, and they never seemed..."
      CB
      Carl Bates
      Written on April 15, 2017
      "I wish I had known about this app before! I've struggled for the past several years trying to get short moving video clip art and GIF's to work, and they never seemed to go through, links were broken etc.. So my friends and family ended up getting dead links sent to their inbox instead of a cute/funny GIF. This app makes it so easy to make GIFS and short video clips from any video on the web! The coolest part is you can add text, emojis or stickers right on top of the GIFS and clips!"
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      Joshua Hall
      Written on April 18, 2017
      "Clippy was a great way to put use to my videos. I have wanted an app that makes gifs and other short video clips easy. I was able to add text and emojis on my home videos, it was great!"
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      Ishan Banerjee
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "it looks like a cool application to easily make gifs. I have tried some of the previous applicatoins and they are hard to use and the apps on the market are horrible and hard to use"
    2. 119
      Gif Creator
      Gif Creator is an app for Android that allows you to use your camera or existing images on your device to create gifs. It has a fairly basic set of features, including ten filters, animation editing, animation reverting, and more.
      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Pranav Dasgupta
      Written on April 17, 2017
      "Super useful for me, I always want to make gifs but don't know how to use video editing software. I used the app to turn all the hilarious videos I have of my cat into..."
      PD
      Pranav Dasgupta
      Written on April 17, 2017
      "Super useful for me, I always want to make gifs but don't know how to use video editing software. I used the app to turn all the hilarious videos I have of my cat into gifs I can upload online."
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      Jerry Cooper
      Written on January 12, 2017
      "I have an Android phone and found this app easy to use. I don't know about you but creating a GIF somehow makes me feel creative. Maybe not productive; but super creative! Lots of fun."
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      Patrick Nelson
      Written on February 18, 2017
      "This site is google play for an app for creating gifs. If you want to do them on your phone, this would be the one to try."
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      Gif Maker
      Gif Maker is a free gif creator app for Android devices. It allows you to take photos or record video and then warp it into a gif.
      Apps

      Android

      Free

      BP
      Brad Pitt
      Written on December 11, 2017
      "I'm one of the users of this app and it is very popular on Android platform. Just like any other GIF-making app this app also allows you to click on pictures and record..."
      BP
      Brad Pitt
      Written on December 11, 2017
      "I'm one of the users of this app and it is very popular on Android platform. Just like any other GIF-making app this app also allows you to click on pictures and record videos and allows you to make a GIF of it. You can also find some alternative app "
      WA
      Wayne Austin
      Written on June 24, 2017
      "GIF Maker is one of the classics in the genre. You can take photos and video and put them into a GIF form to share on a forum or wherever. The interface is a little confusing at first but it's not bad once you figure it out."
      BH
      Brandon Hicks
      Written on April 25, 2017
      "If you are looking for a tool to make gifs and android this does actually seem like a decent option. While not as powerful as a desktop tool it should be enough for most people."
      JM
      John Martinez
      Written on March 5, 2017
      "If you're having trouble making gifs, look no further. Gif Maker is easy to use and can make you the best gifs."
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      Lively
      Lively is an app that lets you make GIF and Movies from Live Photos at ease.
      Apps

      iOS

      Free

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      Moisés Peña
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "Mobile photography is all around us today, and I purchased this Lively app because at times will miss a shot, have tried other apps that frame video, and sometimes am just not..."
      MP
      Moisés Peña
      Written on January 7, 2017
      "Mobile photography is all around us today, and I purchased this Lively app because at times will miss a shot, have tried other apps that frame video, and sometimes am just not too steady when taking photos. Using Live Photos with an ability to chose the best frame *seemed* like a good choice--and for photos to post or send to friends it just seamless."
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      Brian Morris
      Written on April 15, 2017
      "Lively is so awesome. I always wondered how people always made the best GIFS, well now I know. It is so simple to use and one can do it and it will make great social media posts and make you look like a expert."
      PD
      Phillip Dunn
      Written on September 8, 2017
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      Louis Lewis
      Written on September 8, 2017
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      GIPHY Says
      GIPHY Says is the camera you talk to. Just hit record and start speaking to add some text. Then share your looping creations anywhere.
      Apps

      iOS

      Free

      HB
      Harry Bell
      Written on April 27, 2017
      "I had some fun with this app. Take a video selfy and speak while you make faces. It translates your video to a gif with text overlays of your speech. Wild! I had some fun..."
      HB
      Harry Bell
      Written on April 27, 2017
      "I had some fun with this app. Take a video selfy and speak while you make faces. It translates your video to a gif with text overlays of your speech. Wild! I had some fun with this one. Send gif messages to your friends...impress the hell out of them! And it is all automatic...I just grinned and spoke into my phone and it did all the work!"
      BK
      Bobby Kim
      Written on September 7, 2017
      "The looping feature is brilliant. I have personally been calling for that to be added to snapchat. This takes it to a whole new level. I make videos constantly so this is perfect and right up my alley."
      CW
      Christian Wong
      Written on January 16, 2017
      "If you are looking for a tool to make gifs with on iOS this does appear to be a decent option. While it isn't as powerful as desktop tools it does have what most people would want."
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      Gif Me! Camera
      Gif Me Camera is a gif creator camera that is a great option if you need something really simple. It records up to 14 second segments that can be used to create a gif and you can apply a variety of color filters if you want to.
      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

      NW
      Nathan Wood
      Written on March 19, 2017
      "Gif Me! Camera is a GIF maker that is available for Android. It lets you create and edit GIFs with things such as filters, and then you can post the GIF to social media."
      NW
      Nathan Wood
      Written on March 19, 2017
      "Gif Me! Camera is a GIF maker that is available for Android. It lets you create and edit GIFs with things such as filters, and then you can post the GIF to social media."
      JJ
      Joe Jackson
      Written on March 11, 2017
      "Nice application for making short GIFs with stuff you record. Not sure it has any real benefits outside of the stuff you shoot and record yourself."
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      Shreyas Singhal
      Written on April 16, 2017
      "This is a lot of fun in many way. Great for getting a laugh"
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      Gifs.com
      GIFs.com is a site that lets you easily create GIFs. You can paste the URL for the video you'd like to use as the basis for your GIF or you can upload your own video files. You can then edit, add text, overlays and filters and create your GIF.  
      Websites

      Free

      GP
      George Peterson
      Written on March 22, 2017
      "Really helpful website to make gifs to share with friends or online. It might seem simple, but making gifs usually required specific programs and a knowledge of how to use..."
      GP
      George Peterson
      Written on March 22, 2017
      "Really helpful website to make gifs to share with friends or online. It might seem simple, but making gifs usually required specific programs and a knowledge of how to use them and how to use video files, compression, frame rate, etc. This website though makes it super easy for me, otherwise I wouldn't even try making gifs. It also works fast, so that I don't have to spend an hour trying to make a gif that will only be used once or twice."
      CB
      Christopher Burton
      Written on January 8, 2017
      "This is a fun GiF maker that allows you to use your creative side. Anything you can imagine, you can make here. My friends love to see my new creations!"
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      Cate dontwannasayit
      Written on September 4, 2018
      "It only accepts videos.... iwanted to make a gif out of a screeshot... deceived!!!!!!!!!!!!"
      CD
      Christian Davis
      Written on March 5, 2017
      "online platform to create your own gif"
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      GIF Brewery
      Create seamless GIFs from video files from your computer, iPhone, iPad or digital camera. You can add overlays, captions and color filters. Edit, crop, and set your preferred frame rate to generate stunning GIFs.
      Software

      Mac

      Free

      KE
      Keith Ellis
      Written on September 8, 2017
      "Easy to use with an eye catching interface, GIF Brewery makes editing and creating gifs not only simple but fun as well. The learning curve on this isn't too hard to overcome..."
      KE
      Keith Ellis
      Written on September 8, 2017
      "Easy to use with an eye catching interface, GIF Brewery makes editing and creating gifs not only simple but fun as well. The learning curve on this isn't too hard to overcome and most people will become used to the software after only a few uses."
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      Roger Jordan
      Written on May 10, 2017
      "I love being creative with GIF Brewery. I can use my own videos and imagination. I love being able to create what is in my mind rather than searching for something somewhat close to what I was wanting."
      JH
      Joe Hart
      Written on March 13, 2017
      "This is awesome. Maybe I haven't spent enough time looking, but I've never been able to make my own gifs."
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      Loop Video

      Loop Video is amazing loop app which you can easily create mini videos and & GIF  that loop back and forth, then share them with your buddies on social media. 

      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      Gregory Dunn
      Written on December 6, 2017
      "app works good but has too many ads showing up all the time. would be better without all the ads."
      GD
      Gregory Dunn
      Written on December 6, 2017
      "app works good but has too many ads showing up all the time. would be better without all the ads."
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      Make a GIF
      Make a GIF is an online GIF creator that allows you to create your GIFs from pictures and videos, and share them on your Social Media Channels.
      Websites

      Free

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      Walter Simmons
      Written on March 31, 2017
      "MakeAGIF is arguably the best animated online GIF creator online, if for no other reason than it supports just about every method of creation-it is a cool animated image maker..."
      WS
      Walter Simmons
      Written on March 31, 2017
      "MakeAGIF is arguably the best animated online GIF creator online, if for no other reason than it supports just about every method of creation-it is a cool animated image maker which can combine images of different sizes and formats and create an animated GIF image. There is no need to download any software or to register for an account. Just upload the images, select the animation options and click on 'Create GIF' button."
      BG
      Bruce Guerrero
      Written on April 25, 2017
      "Making an animated GIF is easier than you think and with this App you will be viral in no time. So if you are feeling creative or just want to make a GIF about how creative you are feeling then give Make a GIF a try. Just pick out your source material from pictures, video, webcam or YouTube and you are almost done. Huge library for browsing!"
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      Sean Arnold
      Written on January 9, 2017
      "I have used Make a GIF to turn my photos into GIFs and I love how easy it was to use! I also love that you can browse through GIFs and I often spend my downtime at work just browsing through."
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      GIFMarker.net

      GIFMarker.net is an online tool that allows users to create GIF files from YouTube videos and multiple images. The site also has GIF tools such as a GIF resizer, a GIF compressor, and a GIF cropper.

      Online Tools

      Free

      SF
      Sean Francisco
      Written on July 20, 2018
      "Easy to make a GIF from multiple images (Image animation) and control the speed, width, and background color. The site also allows arranging the order of images so you can..."
      SF
      Sean Francisco
      Written on July 20, 2018
      "Easy to make a GIF from multiple images (Image animation) and control the speed, width, and background color. The site also allows arranging the order of images so you can control how they appear in the final GIF. I have also used their Youtube to GIF feature which is a really intuitive way of making a GIF."

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    Summary

    Best GIF makers and editors
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Imgur Websites 224 Free
    2 GIPHY Websites 186 Free
    3 Whom Apps 171 Free
    4 Clippy Apps 134 Free
    5 Gif Creator Apps 119 Free
    6 Gif Maker Apps 103 Free
    7 Lively Apps 75 Free
    8 GIPHY Says Apps 47 Free
    9 Gif Me! Camera Apps 37 Free
    10 Gifs.com Websites 28 Free
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