Animated GIF is a picture format that allows users to create and share simple animations online. Though it has been around for almost two decades, it's not a universal file format in daily life. However, it's recently seen a resurgence in popularity. Because now people like to turn a comical video clips into animated GIFs for posting on blogs or social networking sites.

Usually, the GIF can express their feelings much better than words. And it can be a very trenchant and effective way to get your message across.

Therefore, many people want to make GIFs by themselves. There are a number of ways to make a GIF from video files including the most famous Adobe Photoshop. But some of them are complex and difficult to handle. So how to make a GIF from video with easy steps? Check it below.

Make a GIF from Video with a Video to GIF Converter

VideoSolo Free Video to GIF Converter is a powerful GIF maker which can convert any kinds of video format into an animated GIF file. Even though it is a free software, it supports batch converting videos to GIF format to save your time. With the "Edit" option, you can add watermarks, crop video area, make color/brightness changes, etc. The whole process only needs 3 steps. Download this program now and start your own creation with us!

Step 1. Add Video to the Video to GIF Converter

Download and install the VideoSolo Free Video to GIF Converter on your PC. Then click the "Add File" button to choose the file you want to convert to a GIF. Here you can add some videos at one time for batch conversion.

Add Files

Step 2. Customize the GIF Duration

Now you cut the video to select the fragment you need for the GIF. So select a video and click "Clip" button. Then control the slider to get the specific portion of the video and hit the "New Clip" icon to clip it. Additionally, you can use the same way to clip multiple video clips and merge into one video.


Step 3. Choose Frame Rate (fps)

Knowledge base: Frame rate (fps) is the amount of frames shown each second. Usually, higher frame rate will make the GIF smoother and more cinematic. And the perceived quality will be better. But this will cause file size larger.

Here, you can click the "Setting" icon to open profile settings panel. You can choose the frame rate from 1 fps to 30 fps. Choose the one according to your needs.

Profile Settings

Step 4. Convert Video to GIF

Before you start converting video to GIF, you can add a watermark to identify your GIFs by opening "Edit" button. If is not necessary, you can directly click "Convert" button to convert Video to GIF animation.

Converted to GIF

Make a GIF from Video with Online GIF Maker

You know there are some online application that can help you make a GIF from video. Here, we will use as an example. If you have better choice, you can tell us below. To use the online GIF maker, please make sure you have fast and stable internet connection. Now see the steps below:

Step 1. Go to There are three options: "Picture to GIF", "Video to GIF" and "YouTube to GIF". Just select the "Video to GIF" on the main interface.

Make a GIF

Step 2. Import the video file that needs to be converted into GIF. You can only upload one video at a time. This is a shortcoming for almost all online video to GIF maker.

Note: The uploading errors may occur from time to time.

Make a GIF

Aside from the two methods, there are many other ways to make a GIF from video. Online GIF Maker usually has some disadvantages such as frequent server issues and internet connectivity problems. With a professional video to GIF converter, you can get more features to make an awesome GIF animation. And it will be more reliable and time-saving. Anyway, you can choose the way you like.