We updated to remove instructions on how to use a YouTube video downloader which is now defunct, added in gifs newer easy GIF maker, and added a link to outside instructions on how to download videos on Windows.
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If you think Photoshop is easy, I'm very proud of you and I'm sure that is wonderful. The rest of us, however, see it as a giant hot mess that costs a billion dollars we do not condone stealing software here and is impossible to use.
For this guide, we're talking about making these types of GIFs like Johnny Depp here, where the gif is a clip from a video. For a gif that's flipping between ass to ass still images, I recommend GifMaker.
How To Make A GIF Without Photoshop
We're talking fun video clip GIFs here. They're not great, but if you you're looking for something super quick and with no bells or whistles, they'll get the job done. You can drop animated YouTube link into here to make from a video.
ImgFlip Pros: Allows you to add captions to your gif easily, gifs control over timing.
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Of course, if you already have the video file on your computer, skip this part. For example, if you took a video on your phone of animated friend dancing weirdly and you want to GIF it, just send yourself the video file and proceed to Step 2.
Just size the recording screen to the video and you're good to go.