GIF is an image file format that, unlike other image formats, supports animations. You can record some short animations and save and share them in the GIF format. The format is now widely used for Internet jokes as well as for tutorials.
In this week’s roundup we cover seven apps from our Software Discovery section that will let you create and modify GIF images on your devices. Once you get these apps, you’ll be able to create GIFs, convert videos to GIFs, turn data into GIFs, and even modify your existing GIF images. Let’s check out these apps.
1. GIF maker
GIF maker is a free GIF creator application for Android that allows users to create animated GIFs in a simple way. Users can then share these files via social network, message applications, and email.
- Convert video to GIF
- Merge images together to create a GIF
- GIF library
Gifless allows you to create GIF images from your chosen text and emojis. You can write the text for your GIF and add any of the emoji you want to your GIF.
- Easy to use
- Add text and emojis to your GIF
- Preview and download GIF
3. Data Gif Maker
Data Gif Maker is a web app by Google that allows you to create animated GIFs out of your boring data. It turns your numbers into visuals to make it easier and interactive for people to see.
- Turn data into visuals
- Works on the Web
Peek makes it easy to create short screencasts of a screen area. It was built for the specific use case of recording screen areas, e.g. for easily showing UI features of your own apps or for showing a bug in bug reports. With Peek you simply place the Peek window over the area you want to record and press “Record.” Peek is optimized for generating animated GIFs, but you can also directly record to WebM or MP4 if you prefer.
- Create animated GIFs from screencasts
- Support for WebM and MP4 formats
Gifski converts videos to GIF animations using fancy features for efficient cross-frame palettes and temporal dithering. It produces animated GIFs that use thousands of colors per frame.
- Convert videos to high-quality GIFs
- Drag-and- drop support
- Multiple ways for conversion
6. Drop to GIF
Drop to GIF is a zero-click movie to GIF conversion app. You can select a folder to watch and every movie saved or moved into that folder will be converted to an animated GIF.
- Drag-and-drop support
- Zero click GIF conversion
- Watch folder
- Configurable options
7. GIF Resizer
GIF Resizer is an online GIF resizer that can be used to change the dimension of an animated GIF. Just upload a GIF, change the image size, then press the “Resize GIF” button to perform the conversion.
- Resize your GIF images
- Keep aspect ratio
- Quick conversion
Go ahead and exercise your imagination using these GIF apps. We have a number of other useful apps that you can check out in the Software Discovery section on our site. Do let us know what you think of our software section in the comments below.