Chino Wong

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  • Posted to What's the best free GIF creation tool for Mac?, Jul 10, 2017

    The best way to answer this question is with another question — what type of GIF are you trying to create?

    I agree with most of the suggestions listed above, but would add a few thoughts…


    Best free tool for fine-tuning video files, links to videos (e.g. YouTube) and other GIFs on a desktop (Mac): GIF Brewery (by Gyfcat)http://gifbrewery.com/


    Best free tool for capturing interactions, and other motion directly from your desktop (Mac) display: GIPHY Capture (formerly GifGrabber)https://giphy.com/apps/giphycapture


    Best free tool for creating GIFs from Live Photos on your iPhone⁺: Motion Stills (by Google)https://get.google.com/motionstills/

    ⁺Best free tool for creating GIFs from Live Photos on your iPhone…that you can easily send to people (smaller file size): GIPHY Camhttps://giphy.com/apps/giphycam (note: Live Photos appear to import in reverse (mirror-image), so it’s worth converting the Live Photo to a movie clip in another app, like Google’s Motion Stills app)


    Best free tool for creating GIFs in mobile overall: GIPHY Cam (iOS and Android) https://giphy.com/apps/giphycam (note: Android version has trouble linking to video folder; iOS version appears to have issues with Live Photos importing in reverse, as mentioned above)


    Best free tool for creating captioned GIFs: GIPHY Slack Apphttps://slack.com/apps/A0F827J2C-giphy (I find myself going straight to Slack if I want to caption a GIF before sending. Since Slack is usually open on my desktop, I go to a discreet user/channel (like my @username, or @slackbot), use the GIPHY slash command (/giphy), followed by the caption hashtag option (#caption), the caption in quotes ("") [author’s note: actually, double primes], followed by a search term or a link to a GIF. Open the resulting link, and use/save the resulting GIF.


    Best free tool for capturing and creating stop-motion GIFs on your phone: Musemage (iPhone only) http://www.musemage.com/Gifstory (by Ultralab) - iOS - Android


    Best free tool for drawing animated GIFs on your phone: Animatic (by Inkboard)https://animatic.io/ - iOS - Android - AmazonAnimator (by Photo Video Creative Labs)http://www.photovideocreativelabs.com/our-apps.html - iOS - Android

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