Upon many social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, there’re many funny dynamic pictures available. Actually, these dynamic pictures are in the format of GIF that can display consecutive pictures smoothly, just like playing movie. It’s a format for image after all, which means the GIF file won’t take too much storage and resource in computer. Due to these features, GIF format has been widely adopted by users to share some interesting episodes in video clips. If you also want to make GIF pictures from video clips, you may consider using some professional programs to convert video to GIF file. In the following parts, you will learn some wonderful applications to do this job.

Recommended solution to create GIF files


Apowersoft Video Converter Studio

This program is designed for converting audio and video files to different formats, such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, WMA, MP4, AVI, MOV, and even GIF and many more. It’s equipped with a powerful processor that enables you to perform media file conversion with no quality loss. Undoubtedly, it can work as a great video to GIF converter. To know how to do exactly, you can check the instructions below.


  • Download and install Apowersoft Video Converter Studio on your computer then launch it.
  • Drag the video file into the program.
  • Drop up the menu of “Profile” and choose “GIF” as the output format.
  • Press “Convert” button to start converting task.

convert video to GIF

The conversion will be completed in a short while, and the saving folder will be opened automatically once the task is done. Absolutely, you can set desired directory based on your preferences.

Apart from these basic functions in file converting, this program also comes with an advanced editor that provides various editing options like video trimming, cropping, subtitling, visual effects adjusting, etc. Also, there’re some additional tools available like video downloader, screen recorder and MV maker that will come into handy for your recreational life.

Smart trick – Personalize GIF of your own

Before converting video to GIF, you can also personalize the video with preferred subtitles, texts, and watermarks by using the built-in video editor. When the video has been converted to GIF, you will find it more vivid and interesting.

To personalize the GIF, you should edit the video file in the video editor before converting. Click “Edit” button to activate the video editor where you can trim, rotate video clips, adjust visual effects and add subtitles and watermarks. Next, click “OK” button to confirm the configurations and press “Convert” button on the main interface to start converting.

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Adobe Photoshop

It’s the most famous software for image editing and creating, which was developed by Adobe system in 1990. Since it has the powerful functionality in editing, Photoshop has become the first choice to edit and design the pictures. Although Photoshop doesn’t feature converting functions, it can also convert video to GIF file format in the version of CS6 and above. It’s because that this program can load all the frames of video file and do some further editing jobs on it. Generating GIF files with this program is very easy, you may do as follow.

  • Open the Photoshop.
  • Click “File” > “Import” > “Video Frames to Layers”.
  • Choose desired section in the pop-up window.
  • Click “Save for Web” and choose the option of “GIF”.
  • Press “Save” and choose preferred saving folder.


Tips: If the GIF takes too much storage, you can reduce the picture size in advance.



This program is a web-based application that enables you to convert, create and even edit GIF files on webpage directly. It offers multiple options for you to customize GIF file, such as resizing, cropping, adding effects and splitting pictures. Meanwhile, it allows you to trim a certain section and adjust frame rate for the GIF file. To know how to convert video to GIF with this tool, you can follow the steps below.

  • Go to the site of EZGIF and choose the tab of “Video to GIF”.
  • Press the button of “Choose File” to select local video file and click “Upload” button.
  • Configure size, frame rate and method in pop-up page.
  • Press “Convert to GIF” button to start the task.
  • Click “Save” option to load your GIF file.



All of those programs perform wonderfully in converting video to GIF. Whereas, although Photoshop enjoys powerful editing functions, it may be difficult for users to grasp the using tricks. As for EZGIF, it only allows users to make GIF file no more than 60 MB. Also, the online application may not be stable when the network is not so good. It’s recommended to use Apowersoft Video Converter Studio for its simple operating tricks and comprehensive functionality.

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