How to Turn Video into GIF Online and Offline

Posted by Jane Winston May 27, 2019 16:20
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3 steps to free convert video to GIF online

  • 1Click "Add File" button to download and install Apeaksoft Launcher.
  • 2Add one video format you want to convert and select converted video format "GIF".
  • 3 Click "Convert" button. Wait for a few seconds, and the conversion will be completed.
Video to GIF

Video VS GIF

In general, GIF and video are the same concept, but they differ in some aspects. Here are some differences between them.

Video Background VIDEO
  • 1.A large variety of formats (MP4, WMV, AVI, FKV, etc.
  • 2.Video is an electronic medium for recording, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media with soundtrack.
  • 3.Some video formats show only the pixels that can change from frame to frame.
  • 4.Video contains visual and audio.
  • 5.Video is larger than GIF in file size, and has higher quality than GIF.
Video Comparison GIF
  • 1.A bitmap image format.
  • 2.A GIF is a lossless still-image or still-picture file format that has no sound.
  • 3.A GIF is animated image compressed to frames that loop around.
  • 4.GIF is background audio silent.
  • 5.GIF is not clear as video, usually shows in small file size.

How to convert Video to GIF with desktop version

When browsing the Internet, it is easy to see some interesting GIFs on the internet. How about making GIFs by yourself? If you have some interesting video materials, maybe you can convert them to GIFs. With Video Convertor Ultimate, it is much easier to convert videos to GIFs by following these steps.

Step 1. Download Apeaksoft Video Converter Ultimate to your computer. After that, install and Launch this program.

Video Converter Ultimate Interface

Step 2. Click "Add File" button from top menu and add a video file. Or you can drag the video file into the program.

Add Files

Step 3. You are also allowed to edit your video by rotating, cropping, and adding watermark. You are also allowed to enhance your file by adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, hue, and more.

Enhance By Rotating

GIF file is made by combing several images or frames into a single file. If your video file lasts too long, you can clip your video file into several segments and merge them into one file.

Clip And Merge Into One.jpg

This program also enables you to crop your video. You can choose the area you want to crop and define your own GIF frames.

Crop The Area You Want

Step 4. Click "Profile" and choose GIF format. Then click "Browse" and choose the output folder where the converted GIF file will be saved temporarily. Click "Convert" button.

Convert To Gif

Wait for a few seconds, and your GIF file will be converted successfully. Then you can upload the GIF for sharing in Instagram, Facebook, Twiter, etc.

Converted Gif Successfully

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Free Online Video Converter VS Video Convertor Ultimate

When converting video to GIF, Video Converter Ultimate allows you to enhance video effects. You can clip, crop, rotate video, and enhance the effect by adjusting saturation, brightness, contrast, and more. Well, online video converter has limit in enhancing the effect.

Here are some detailed difference between Apeaksoft Free Online Video Converter and Video Converter Ultimate.

Features Free Online Video Converter Video Converter Ultimate(Desktop)
Output video formats Output video formats MP4, MOV, KV, AVI, M4V, FLV, WMA, WebM, VOB, MPG, 3GP, GIF, YouTube, Facebook Over 1000 formats
Output audio formats MP3, AAC, MKA, M4A, AC3, M4B, WMA, M4R, WAV, AIFF, FLAC Over 1000 formats
Conversion speed Depend on Internet 30X faster
Conversion quality Lossless quality Good
File size limitation Unlimited Unlimited
Safety Safe to use Completely safe without any Internet connection
Edit video No Rotate, flip, crop, watermark, trim, merge
4K supported No Yes
Batch converting No Yes
Require Internet Yes No
Convert DVD No Yes
Preview effects No Yes
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