Handy Tips for Creating Animated GIFs from Videos - By: Adela Jones

Animated GIFs are a great way to attract attention and add movement to your online space. GIFs not only make us laugh, some also express useful information in seamless motion. Memorializing your favorite scenes from movies or good parts of videos in GIF format is now a riot and it usually makes some extra impression than pure lengthy videos files.

So, have you ever wondered if you could easily make a funny animated GIF from your favorite movies or something you saw on YouTube and share online so that when your friends see it they are going to laugh and give more likes and comments. Well, now you can. You donít have to own any expensive photo software or even be a graphic designer! All you need is creativity, a video source and best of all a powerful GIF maker tool that is affordable, relatively painless, and only takes you a few short minutes.

When you are going to make a GIF, there are a few things to keep in mind. A great GIF should be short, seamless, and salient since many spaces youíre going to post your GIF on usually have size limit and no one is willing to wait a long time for loading. You should aim for a GIF file that's no bigger than a few megabytes or so, to be a good Internet citizen. So the size of your GIF should be as small as possible. And try to add some useful content to make your GIF more dynamic and compelling. After all, what makes your GIF worth the extra load time over a JPG or PNG?

To meet the above points, you should wait no minute to try a quick, yet versatile video to GIF maker at your best. Some may argue that the free online tool is enough. However, you must have neglected its security and restrictions of file size, frame rate, duration, watermark and something else. Letís forget Photoshop if you want to save money and keep things simple, while VideoGIF can be your well-balanced solution which has been being the practical choice of millions Mac users in the world because of its reliability, ease of use, and superior performance.

With VideoGIF, you are free to add a video from your local video files, Webcam and YouTube URLs. Thereís a dragging option that allows you to trim any good part of the video, then set it as your start and end duration. Controls within the app empower you to crop the video or resize it for optimal output. Text and stickers are offered as a must to touch up your GIFs if you are looking to add some humor or commentary to the video clip. You also have options to adjust colors, and apply filters to fine-tune GIF at ease. How about adjust the frame delay, sequence, and quality for your GIF? Itís no doubt that VideoGIF can be your ultimately handy helper.

If you want to show your friends/family directly what an amazing animated GIF youíve made via Tumblr, E-Mail or iMessage, then VideoGIF meets all above and responds well to the call of duty. So all the GIF enthusiasts, what are you waiting for? Just use VideoGIF to capture your favorite moments and breathe new life into them.

Animated GIFs are a great way to attract attention and add movement to your online space. GIFs not only make us laugh, some also express useful information in seamless motion. Memorializing your favorite scenes from movies or good parts of videos in GIF format is now a riot and it usually makes some extra impression than pure lengthy videos files.

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.