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Top Recommended GIF Maker to Make Animated GIFs from Videos

By: Adela Jones

Have you found a way to make awesome animated GIFs from videos easily and quickly? If not, VideoGIF for Mac helps. VideoGIF is the practical choice of millions Mac users in the world because of its reliability, ease of use, and superior performance.

With its remarkably powerful ability and its straightforward interface, VideoGIF for Mac is acknowledged to be one of the top-notch GIF makers, which gives you the ability to produce fun animated GIFs in a few seconds on Mac OSX.

It features with two ways to add videos. It’s simple and intuitive, so you can have a clear idea of the two methods to import videos: use Webcam to take a short video; or add an existing video from the local folder on your computer. For more convenience, you can drag and drop your video file directly into the window to get started. Add it in any way you like.

After a video is added, you are free to pick any segment from the video to create your GIF. Simply click the trim controls at the bottom of the window to mark the start time and end time of your GIF – any part of the video you’d like. You can also adjust its duration and FPS (Frame per Second) after clicking the “Create GIF” button.

VideoGIF for Mac is highly flexible, and it allows you to crop the GIF and set the GIF size at will to make it to the best fit. If you want to make your GIF more shining, you can apply some magnificent filters to the GIF like Sepia, B&W, Vintage, etc. Additionally, fine-tune its Saturation, Hue, Exposure, Contrast, and Brightness by grabbing the corresponding slider bars.

Besides, text caption can’t be overlooked in VideoGIF for Mac. You are able to add any fun or emotional sentence to your GIF. To make the text captions look more elegant, you can customize the text parameters such as its font, size, color, alignment, shadow and so on.

When you go to the creation part, you have two options to count the frames: manually and automatically. Feel free to set the Frame Count, Frame Delay, Sequence and Quality of the GIF. To get a better quality of GIF, choose the “Auto optimized” option to dither your GIF, but it will take you more time to export the GIF. The detailed settings for Frame Count, GIF Duration and the GIF size will be displayed neatly under the customizing window. Meanwhile, VideoGIF empowers you the ability to view your GIF with real-time preview when you customize its speed and Sequence. You are able to set its sequence as Normal or Reverse.

GIF creation can be a lot of fun. Once you are satisfied with you GIF, you can show off your own GIF to your friends or families via Tumblr, Email or iMessage (can be accessed only for Mac OS X 10.8 or later). Certainly, you have the option to save it directly in a specific folder to share them via personal website, blog, or Google+.

Information about the Author:

Adela Jones is an amateur photographer, illustrator and a computer geek who loves to try all kinds of new photography programs and she always focus on computer tips. She loves VideoGIF developed by PearlMountain Technology, which focuses on developing graphics software since 2006.


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