Best Free Ways to Convert Video to GIF

This guide offers easy and feasible ways to convert video to GIF or vice versa. No matter what your video format is, MP4, MKV, MOV, AVI, or other formats, you can find ways to make it a gif with these simple tips. Now, let us dive into more details.

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Sofia Albert

Updated on Aug 22, 2023

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A Graphics Interchange Format, popularly called GIF, is a portable image format supported by varying applications and Operating Systems. Its widespread usage for interaction on the web has replaced texts during chats to create more exciting engagements. Multiple GIF choices exist due to their easy creation.

You can convert video to GIF for real-time communication by using the desired section of an MP4. In this article, you will learn how to convert video to GIF successfully. You can maintain a high quality of the converted GIF by using the EaseUS Video Converter. Let's dive right in.

How to Convert a Video to a GIF [High Quality]

The EaseUS Video Converter can use advanced technology to change your video and audio to more than a thousand formats, including a GIF. It is a free tool that provides a compression option as well. Here are the features that make the EaseUS Video Converter a unique choice. Let's take a deeper look at its features.

  • Creates GIFs from videos for a thrilling animation effect.
  • Speedily converts numerous videos into other formats.
  • Separates audio from video footage into MP3, MAV, or m4A.
  • Transform audio into video clips uploaded on platforms that reject audio recordings.
  • Changes audio footage into other format versions without altering the quality.

To convert a video to GIF using the EaseUS Video Converter, follow the steps highlighted below:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Converter on your computer. Choose "GIF Maker" from the left menu. 

Choose GIF Maker

Step 2. Click "Add File" to import the video you wish to convert. Once you select wanted video files, click "Open" to import them.

Add files

Step 3. Then, you can drag the slider to set how long you want the gif to conitue. In the settings on the right, you can set the start and end time, choose optimize output size and frame rate, and add text to your GIF. At the bottom of the screen, you can click the file icon to select the storage path you prefer. Once completed, click "Create GIF."

Customize the settings

Step 4. Next, EaseUS Video Converter will start making GIF for you. Wait for the process to complete, and then you can check converted files from the folder you set. 

Conversion completed

How to Make Video a GIF Online

Videos can be converted to GIFs using online tools available. Adobe express and are options you can visit. These are free tools with easy steps to follow. They provide essential features for GIF editing. Here are guidelines on how to use them. contains features that convert video to GIFs and provide animation options. The GIF can be edited, resized, cropped, or created with special effects.

  • GIFs can be created from different image files to create the animation effect.
  • Different video formats are accepted for GIF creation.
  • Can edit, resize, or crop GIFs when necessary.
  • Provides a compression option for GIF optimization.

Step 1. First, visit the website to access the online tool. Hit the video to the GIF icon to launch the work page.

ezgif online tool for converting video to gif

Step 2. Then, select the video source file from the device you are working with. Ensure the video is less than 120MB, the maximum accepted upload.

Step 3. Now, upload the file and allow the site to reveal the editing window. Create the changes you desire and hit Make a GIF.

Step 4. Finally, download your GIF and edit it if necessary.

Adobe Express

Adobe Express is another fast GIF creator that is easy to use, with a simple guide below. It preserves the quality and allows you to share to other channels from the site.

  • Creates GIFs of the desired quality to be shared from videos.
  • GIF size options are available for you to choose from.
  • The aspect ratio of the GIFs can be changed. It also allows trimming and basic editing.

Step 1. To start with, open the GIF creator site on your device.

adobe express user interface

Step 2. Afterward, select the video footage from your device. Verify that your content is at most 60 minutes.

Step 3. Then, choose the GIF file size acceptable on the platform where it will be shared after conversion.

Step 4. Finally, download your new GIF.

How to Convert Video to GIF on an iPhone

There are also shortcuts applications built into your iPhone to enable you to convert videos to GIFs. These are available for devices running iOS 13 or later versions. With this procedure, third-party applications will not be necessary. Creates GIFs from videos with in-built options on your iPhone. Here is how to go about it.

Step 1. First, access the shortcut application from your device's home screen.

Step 2. Next, click the gallery icon displayed.

click the gallery icon

Step 3. Then, hit the Search button in the starter shortcut options to install the necessary shortcuts.

hit the search button in the starter shortcut options

Step 4. Now, hit the Make GIF shortcut as located.

Step 5. Afterward, add the shortcut to the My Shortcut section by clicking the icon.

add the make gif shortcut

Step 6. Access the photo library to select the video source file. Subsequently, confirm that the shortcut is installed.

Step 7. Finally, crop out the video section for the GIF and hit the save button to create your GIF. Exit the shortcut application by clicking done after the preview.

Bonus Tip to Convert GIF to Video

An additional tip to know is how to convert GIFs to video. Cloudconvert and Convertio are available tools online for this reverse conversion.


Cloudconvert helps convert your images such as JPG, PNG, GIF, HEIC, and WEBP to file formats such as AVI, FLV, MKV, MOV, MP4, WEBM, and WMV. It supports over 200 formats for conversions from one form to another, including GIF to MP4. You can follow the steps below for a successful result.

Step 1. Visit the website and select the conversion formats you desire.

cloudconvert website

Step 2. Now, select the GIF and upload it on the platform. Alter the quality settings needed.

Step 3. Finally, download your output and share it.


Like Cloudconvert, Convertio can also convert GIF to MP4 with support for over 300 file formats. It converts for free using internet access and provides advanced settings to determine the output. Here is how to use it:

Step 1. Firstly, launch the webpage and upload the GIF file from your device by dragging it to the page. You can also select the files using the icon.

convertio website

Step 2. Now, select the output format as MP4 and wait for the conversion to be completed.

Step 3. Finally, download your MP4 file immediately after completion.

Video to GIF FAQs

Now that you have converted your video into GIF, you can share them on other platforms. Compressors are also available to create a preferred size for your GIF. Here are answers to questions you may have.

1. How to compress GIF?

To successfully compress your created GIF, select the GIF image and upload it into your GIF compressor. Decide on your preferred compression quality and choose the required settings. Create the new GIF and save the generated video.   

2. Is there any multiple videos to GIF converter?

You can select several videos for the video-to-GIF conversion. EaseUS Video Converter can convert your multiple videos into GIFs without delay. 

3. How do you put a GIF or video on vsco?

Firstly, hit the plus icon in your vsco studio's right corner. Then, select the video. This option will be available if you have a paid version of vsco.


You can conveniently convert your video into a high-quality GIF using our EaseUS Video Converter. Alternatively, you can create the GIF for free using the internet or choose to use your iPhone. Our suggested converter tools can also convert GIFs back to MP4 formats.

GIF creation for multiple videos at high speed can be done with the EaseUS video tool. You can compress the results into a smaller size and preferred quality before uploading on platforms such as vsco. Go over our guide on how to maximize the features of the EaseUS video converter.

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