What are the best GIF makers and editors?

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    #1Imgur

    Imgur

    Imgur is an image host and sharing site that centers around community-driven content and contributions such as images and GIFs. It does so through the use of galleries that are made and submitted by its users.

    Websites

    Free

    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."
  2. 23

    #2GIPHY

    GIPHY

    GIPHY is a GIF keyboard & sticker maker app and online source that lets you discover GIFs at your fingertips. It even gives you the power to create new and funny GIFs that you can share with your friends on multiple social channels!

    Websites

    Free

    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."
  3. 23

    #3Whom

    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

    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."

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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    #4Gif Maker

    Gif Maker

    Gif Maker is a free GIF creator and editor app for Android devices. It allows you to take photos or record videos and then turn them into a funny GIF. The app also lets you put filters and effects to add appeal to your GIF.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    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."
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    #5Gif Creator

    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 filters, animation editing, animation reverting, and more.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    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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    #6Clippy

    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

    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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    #7Lively

    Lively
    Lively is an app that lets you make GIF and Movies from Live Photos at ease.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    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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    #8Gif Me! Camera

    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

    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."
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    #9GIPHY Says

    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

    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!"
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    #10Loop Video

    Loop Video

    Loop Video is an amazing loop video app which you can easily create mini videos and GIFs that loop back and forth, then share them with your buddies on social media. The looping app is developed by Aspiration Solutions for Android devices.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    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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    #11GIF Brewery

    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

    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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    #12Gifs.com

    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

    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."
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    #13Make a GIF

    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

    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. "
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    #14GIFMarker.net

    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

    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."

Summary

Best What are the best GIF makers and editors
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1ImgurWebsites 29 Free
2GIPHYWebsites 23 Free
3WhomApps 23 Free
4Gif MakerApps 18 Free
5Gif CreatorApps 17 Free
6ClippyApps 16 Free
7LivelyApps 12 Free
8Gif Me! CameraApps 8 Free
9GIPHY SaysApps 8 Free
10Loop VideoApps 8 Free
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