Animated bitmap image file format
GIF is an important graphics format that was developed more than 30 years ago. It became widely used because it had more versatile features compared to other existing formats of that time. It was one of the first image formats with animation support.
GIF, in full graphics interchange format, digital file format devised in 1987 by the Internet service provider CompuServe as a means of reducing the size of images and short animations.
Follow our best practices for making GIFs to optimize your GIFs on GIPHY! Uploads are limited to 15 seconds, although we recommend no more than 6 seconds. Uploads are limited to 100MB, although we recommend 8MB or less. Source video resolution should be 720p max, but we recommend you keep it at 480p.
A GIF is a type of image sequence, but it is lower quality. This makes it useful on the web, but not necessarily as part of a video production workflow. A GIF is counted as an image, so you can add it to a website and it's treated like an image. You don't have to pay for video hosting.
If you use Google Photos on Android (or iOS), you can make an animated GIF from a selection of your pictures. Just tap Library, then Utilities and Create New. Choose Animation, select the photos and tap Create.
Follow this easy four-step process to convert your images.
Choose one of the hundred image formats, available on our site.
Upload your files using an easy-to-use drag-and-drop uploader interface.
Batch convert uploaded files to the format you need.
Download each converted file separately, or as one zip archive.
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